Episode 123: Being a Cookbook Writer: Where Does Confidence Come From
Episode 123: Being a Cookbook Writer: Where Does Confidence Come From

Hi everybody. Happy 2021 and welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I want to talk about where confidence comes from and how we can translate this confidence in our messaging and into a connection with a publisher via a cookbook proposal. And if you want to join our Confident Cookbook Writer Facebook Group see the link below. We’d love to have you join us.

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Episode 122: 4 Questions to Start Any New Year
Episode 122: 4 Questions to Start Any New Year

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I want to share 4 questions we use in Hungry For a Cookbook Mastermind Group. They are helpful questions anyone can ask themselves to start any new year. I send you all greetings for the end of 2020 and here’s to a healthy 2021 for us all.

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Episode 121: 3 Gifts to Give Yourself This Christmas
Episode 121: 3 Gifts to Give Yourself This Christmas

Welcome to another episode of the podcast, today we are going to talk about 3 gifts every cookbook writer can give themselves this holiday season. Merry Christmas. Seasons Greeting. Happy Holidays to you all.  Love and hugs all around.

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Episode 120: Let’s Talk About Time
Episode 120: Let’s Talk About Time

Welcome to another episode of the podcast, today we are going to talk about time. 

In working with my cookbook coaching clients, mastermind groups, and on my own projects, I realize the importance of planning my time to get the most out of my week. I’ve always had a pretty consistent pattern for activities done on a weekly basis, but use care when planning tasks for work, book writing, free time, and family activities. Planning ahead of time keeps projects moving along in my business and sets up the time to enjoy activities with family and friends. I once heard the analogy that a calendar with a well-planned week is like a river. It has strong banks, a certain direction, and flows quickly with energy and focus. A week that isn’t well planned is like a lake – big, open, and lazy – beautiful to look at, but lacking direction and focus. Lakes are nice for weeks of vacation but in order to schedule time for everything I enjoy I prefer to use my calendar like a river. Each week the flow takes me where I want to go, and not where it wants to take me.

  1. Make decisions and move forward
    The best thing we can all do to become more in charge of our time is to decide ahead of time. Plan for tomorrow and the next day, today. Decide ahead of time when you are going to work, eat, answer email, shower, exercise, read. Decide what projects you are going to focus on. Decide what you are going to say no to. Decide, decide, decide. So much of our time is wasted in indecision. Your ability to be successful is directly related to making decisions (and sticking with the decisions you make.) Read more in the book Decide: The Ultimate Success Trigger by Jim Palmer.
  2. Plan your perfect week
    One reason calendars fail us is that we don’t schedule the time to do things we enjoy. Want to go out with your mate on a Thursday night each week? Then put it on your calendar. Want to walk the dog each evening? Or relax for a half-hour every afternoon? Read a book a week, or learn to crochet? Put these fun things on your calendar.
  3. Honor your plan
    If you don’t hold yourself accountable, no one will. This is especially true for business owners. Do what you say you’re going to do when you make your weekly plan. You deserve not to let yourself down.
  4. Complete items
    Don’t quit before you finish. Trust yourself to finish. Get started, get busy, and finish or close the deal. Quitting is failing ahead of time. If you want to write a book and you think I can’t do it, it’s too hard, no one will like it, so I just remember that you are getting the results your thoughts created. You don’t do it, it seems hard, and no one will like it because it’s never been published.
  5. Treating time
Episode 119: When Work Adds Value to the World
Episode 119: When Work Adds Value to the World

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today on the podcast I share a letter from a listener and have some words of encouragement for all of my listeners who are cookbook writers, readers, and collectors.

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Episode 118: Steps to Write a Cookbook and Get it Published
Episode 118: Steps to Write a Cookbook and Get it Published

Welcome to another episode of the podcast, I’m excited to be here today to talk to any food & nutrition expert, expert baker, expert cook, restaurant or bakery owner, personal chef, caterer, or anyone who has recipes, stories, and solutions to share. 

I believe that a print cookbook is the most portable and profitable way to share your recipes, stories, and solutions. A print cookbook is a beautiful marketing tool for your business and an effective  business card for yourself. 

Listen in as we discuss how to get started, different paths to publication, what you need to do to approach a traditional publisher, what happens after you sign a contract with a publisher, and then how cookbook writers get paid for their books.

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Episode 117: Happy Pandemic Thanksgiving 2020
Episode 117: Happy Pandemic Thanksgiving 2020

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today is my traditional day to share stories and recipes here on the podcast. Let’s talk Thanksgiving and today I dedicate this episode to all the front-line health care workers around the world who are doing the work of caring for the seriously ill during this global pandemic.

Peggy’s Corn Pudding 

From The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook

makes 10 servings 

My mother’s aunt Marietta recommended the addition of vanilla extract; she thought it enhanced the custard. The 2006 edition of Joy of Cooking included the vanilla in a modified version of this recipe, based on my recommendation. This recipe can be mixed a day ahead of time, but it should be baked just before serving. The corn can be fresh (from 8 ears), frozen, or canned (drained) kernels. If desired, substitute 1 cup creamed corn for 1 cup corn kernels. 

4 cups corn kernels 

2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour 

¼ cup sugar 

1½ teaspoons salt 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

4 large eggs 

1½ cups milk 

¼ cup (½ stick) butter, melted 

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Spray a 13×9×2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Mix together the corn, flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, eggs, and milk. Stir in the melted butter. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes, until set around the edges and soft in the middle. For a softer pudding, place the filled baking dish in a water bath (below) and bake for 60 to 70 minutes. 

Making a Water Bath A water bath is similar to a double boiler, but it is used in the oven instead of on the stovetop. Visualize a small pan (or pans) of food sitting in a larger pan of hot water during baking. It is an excellent way to keep a corn pudding soft or to bake individual cups of custard or bread pudding. The hot water insulates the sides of the custard or pudding from the heat of the oven and keeps them soft. To set up a water bath, select a roasting pan large enough to hold the baking dish (or dishes) described in the recipe. Preheat the oven as directed, and have boiling water ready. Pull out the oven rack and place the roasting pan on the rack. Set the baking dish (or dishes) filled with the custard or pudding inside the roasting pan. Carefully pour the boiling water into the pan, filling it until the water is halfway up the sides of the dish(es). Gently push the rack into the oven and bake for the designated time. When baking is complete, with oven mitts on, carefully remove the baking dish from the water. Let the water cool before attempting to remove the pan from the oven.

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Episode 116: Pandemics, Politics, and Plans
Episode 116: Pandemics, Politics, and Plans

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I’ll be honest I am tired of what’s going on in the world right now. Maybe a little weary too. The global pandemic. The election in the US. The Thanksgiving and Christmas Plans we aren’t making. Maybe you feel the same. So today I want to talk about some thoughts I’ve had this week that have helped me snap out of it so that I can show up here today to talk to you and help you take a new look at your life just as it is right now and understand better where we are now and where we are called to go.

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Episode 115: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Cookbook Author Jill Nussinow
Episode 115: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Cookbook Author Jill Nussinow

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen, has been teaching people about the joys of eating whole food, plant-based meals for the past 30 years. For more than 25 of them she has been teaching at Santa Rosa Junior College as adjunct chef instructor specializing in vegetarian and vegetable classes. Jill is a Registered Dietitian who awakens people to vegetable possibilities. She is a cookbook author and freelance writer. Jill is the author of 4 cookbooks and in this episode we talk about Jill’s journey as a self- and traditionally-published cookbook writer.

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Episode 114: Being a Cookbook Writer: 6 Reasons Cookbook Writers Don’t Pitch
Episode 114: Being a Cookbook Writer: 6 Reasons Cookbook Writers Don’t Pitch

Welcome to another episode of the podcast.Today we are going to talk about “not pitching”. In order to become cookbook writers who get paid to write a cookbook, we have to send a publisher our idea for a cookbook. But in reality, we’re not just sending our idea or cookbook concept, we’re sending our belief in ourselves, our readers, and in publishing. Let’s dive into a discussion of 6 reasons that cookbook writers don’t pitch and therefore don’t get paid to write cookbooks.  And if you’re wondering exactly what Cookbook Publishing VS Cookbook Printing, head over to Episode 104.

  1. They can’t decide on what to write about. They have so many ideas. So they don’t pick an idea. When we’re not willing to pick one idea, we can’t pitch. Episode 109 How to Stop Feeling All Over the Place
  2. They are afraid of rejection and in fact this is all that sometimes “publishing gurus” talk about is the rejection. In order to gain a contract with a traditional publisher, we have to be willing to get rejected.
  3. They don’t think they are expert enough. Here’s the truth – to truly help others heal, learn, or have fun in their kitchens you only need to be a few steps ahead of the people you can help. 
  4. They spend too much time looking at competition or colleagues and saying that it’s all been done before or thinking that they have nothing else to add to the conversation. In order to write a cookbook, you don’t need to be ahead of your colleagues and competitors. That’s not the bar. Stop worrying about what colleagues and competitors are doing.
  5. They don’t have a writing and cooking routine. They lack a plan or the discipline to stick to their plan. They don’t have any accountability or a visible path forward. They don’t incorporate the thoughts and actions required to pitch into their week. If you struggle with this, listen in to Episode 108 Commitment Can Feel Terrible.
  6. They don’t think their platform is “big” enough. The secret to getting paid to get published isn’t all about the numbers of a platform. Writing a good proposal can overcome platform numbers. Listen to How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Literary Agent Sally Ekus Episode 112 for more about this topic of “the size of a platform”.

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Episode 113: Being a Cookbook Writer: Recipe Development
Episode 113: Being a Cookbook Writer: Recipe Development

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I have received many questions lately about recipe development. And in Episode 88 with Jonathon Deutsch we discussed recipe development at the Drexel University Food Lab. For this episode I think it’s important to take a look at recipe development from the perspective of a home kitchen as we as cookbook writers become students of food and cooking.

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Episode 112: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Literary Agent Sally Ekus
Episode 112: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Literary Agent Sally Ekus

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today we continue our series How Cookbook Writer Get Paid with an interview with Sally Ekus. Sally Ekus joined The Lisa Ekus Group in 2009. She represents a wide range of culinary, health, wellness, and lifestyle talent, from first-time cookbook authors to seasoned chefs, professional food writers to bloggers, and internet and YouTube personalities. Sally loves being the liaison between an author and their publisher and takes great pride in guiding authors towards their dreams of publication.

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Episode 111: 10 Thoughts that Hold Cookbook Writers Back
Episode 111: 10 Thoughts that Hold Cookbook Writers Back

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I recently held a series of interviews with food & nutrition experts to find out what they considered to be their biggest challenges when it came to writing a cookbook and getting published. I thought it would be fun today to talk a little bit about these challenges and for you to see that you’re not alone if any of these resonate with you too.

  1. I have to get super personal and can’t just share the recipe
  2. I juggle a lot of things already
  3. I don’t want to share stories about my life
  4. I’m not a “professional”
  5. I don’t have a niche
  6. I’m not good at putting in all the extra “fluff” writing
  7. I don’t know the publisher’s side of the equation
  8. How many people are going to bookstores now anyway
  9. I don’t know the publishing process
  10. I can’t find an agent or a publisher

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Episode 110: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Cookbook Author Georgia Freedman
Episode 110: How Cookbook Writers Get Paid: Cookbook Author Georgia Freedman

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. One question I get asked frequently  about cookbook writing is, “Is it worth it?” The cost of writing a cookbook could be broken down into the number of hours spent on the project and the money earned reduced to a dollars/hour amount, but what’s always missing from a discussion like that are the valuable, intangible benefits of writing a cookbook. To dive into this topic more, I decided to start this series How Cookbook Writers Get Paid. Today I have 2x cookbook author Georgia Freedman on the podcast. Georgia a freelance food and travel writer and recipe developer specializing primarily in Asian destinations and California-style home cooking. She is the author of Cooking South of the Clouds—Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province (Kyle, 2018) co-author of the cookbook The Chocolate Room—Recipes from Brooklyn’s Favorite Chocolate Cafe (Rizzoli, 2016).

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Episode 109: Being a Cookbook Writer: How to Stop Feeling All Over the Place
Episode 109: Being a Cookbook Writer: How to Stop Feeling All Over the Place

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent time talking to Food and Nutrition Experts and Food Bloggers who want to write a cookbook. Many of them told me that they feel all over the place. When we feel all over the place, it’s typically because our thoughts are all over the place. So in today’s episode, I want to break down some ways to rein in your thoughts about your cookbook project and what to do when you feel all over the place:

  1. Write down your idea
  2. Write down your why? Why I Write Cookbook Episode 38 of the podcast
  3. Identify your reader. 
    1. What is the burning issue you want to talk about? 
    2. Where do you want to take them? What story or journey are you going to talk about? 
  4. Narrow down or layer the topic with two stories or journeys. Don’t bite off more than you can chew.
  5. Look at competitive titles. This shows the possibility. How will your topic be different?
  6. Create a loose outline for your book. Capture the main topics you want to convey. Do you still feel all over the place – that means your thoughts are still all over the place. What are the main thoughts you want to convey to your reader?
  7. Start your research for what you don’t know. 
  8. What recipes will best help you convey the idea you want to talk or teach about?
  9. Create a loose recipe list to go with your loose outline

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Episode 108: Being a Cookbook Writer: Commitment Can Feel Terrible
Episode 108: Being a Cookbook Writer: Commitment Can Feel Terrible

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. In today’s podcast, I am going to talk about commitment and how that very often can feel terrible. Join in for today’s episode as I discuss commitment, planning, feeling terrible, and how we can move forward with our dream project like a cookbook.

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Episode 107: Julia Reed and Cook/Food Books to Read
Episode 107: Julia Reed and Cook/Food Books to Read

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. First, a sad note to recognize the death of cookbook author and writer Julia Reed. Julia died from cancer at the end of August in Newport, Rhode Island. She was 59. Her books and articles were a joy to read. Which brings me to the topic of this show – cookbooks and food books I love to read. See the links below and listen in as I discuss some of my favorite cookbooks and food books to read. And thanks to all the cookbook readers who are faithful to this podcast.

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Episode 106: Cookbook Coaches and Literary Agents
Episode 106: Cookbook Coaches and Literary Agents

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I discuss the differences between cookbook coaches and cookbook agents. There is a role for both coaches and agents in the writing landscape, just like in sports. 

Coaches are paid by the writer upfront for their coaching sessions, programs, or services. Cookbook coaches help writers:
Achieve their dream of writing a cookbook
Refine their book idea
Define their audience
Pitch agents and publishers who accept unsolicited proposals
Edi work on the proposal
Provide accountability and move the project along
With emotional support to writers
Understand the publishing process
With their contacts in the publishing industry

Agents are generally not paid upfront by the author. They earn their income from their  15% cut of the earnings of the writer. Agents assist writers with their:
Contacts in the publishing industry
Role as the middle-person between writers and publishers
Experience as a negotiator
Contract and advance negotiation
Inside knowledge about editorial budgets
Inside knowledge about what editors may be looking for
Shaping the proposal to send what publishers want
Leverage subsidiary rights and foreign language translations

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Episode 105: Behind The Scenes of A Cookbook: Your Story and Your Cookbook with Patricia Greenberg
Episode 105: Behind The Scenes of A Cookbook: Your Story and Your Cookbook with Patricia Greenberg

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I’m excited to have an interview with Patricia Greenberg. Patricia is a best-selling cookbook author, dietitian, chef, fitness expert, wife and mom. In her work with Fitness Gourmet Patricia is ushering in a new era of bite-sized livable health, nutrition and fitness solutions. The Fitness Gourmet is a wellness consulting firm that specializes in teaching seminars nationwide. Patricia has a special interest in enhancing the education of the general public, through television, radio, and her web series, providing accurate nutrition and health information to today’s consumer which has had an impact on the lives and health of thousands of people. Today on the podcast we talk about Patricia’s four cookbooks, her journey through agent-assisted publishing to self-publishing, and Patricia’s belief in the power of storytelling in all of our writing. 

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Episode 104: The Difference Between Cookbook Publishing and Cookbook Printing
Episode 104: The Difference Between Cookbook Publishing and Cookbook Printing

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. Today I want to talk about the difference between cookbook printing and cookbook publishing. Many of my students and those I talk to about writing cookbooks, start to look for cookbook publishers. But some are not clear in the understanding of what a cookbook printer does and what a publisher does. So today I thought I’d talk a little bit about that.

Printing

  1. Printing is ONE aspect of the entire publishing process
  2. The key focus in new technology and adapting to the needs of the people who buy book printing through sales, managing materials
  3. Printers print for hundreds of publisher
  4. Publishers typically don’t have their own printing press
  5. A printer manufactures a physical product  – a book
  6. A publisher requests the print job
  7. A publisher pays the book printer to produce the book – they print it, and they bind it
  8. A publisher can order one book or a print run
  9. When the book is printed, the author or publisher receives a printed and bound book created to their specifications
  10. The publisher retains rights to the intellectual property of the book
  11. Some printers fulfill orders and some printers distribute books

Publishers

  1. The key activities of a publisher are: acquisition of manuscripts, editing, book design, coordinating the printing, and then marketing and sales of the book
  2. Primarily responsible for bringing books to market
  3. Publishers look for manuscripts to publish
  4. Publishers shepherd and move manuscripts through the process
  5. Publishers turn the raw manuscript into print-ready files
  6. Book publishers own the rights to the books they publish
  7. Book publishers make a profit from the sales of the book
  8. Book publishers obtain the rights to publish a book from an author, or if they are self-publishing they already own the rights
  9. Book publishers accept all financial responsibility for the production and promotion of the books they publish in return for the majority of the salves revenue from the sales of the book.
  10. The author receives a royalty payment based on a percentage of each book sold
  11. Publishers organize and managing the printing of a book.
  12. Publisher market the book
  13. They also handle book production to include
    • Editing with a professional editor
    • Design to create the layout for the book, choose the fonts, and format the book style as well as design the front and back cover.
    • The legal department of a publisher obtains the copyrights for the book, registers the ISBN and arranges contracts and other legal documents that protect the IP of the book.
    • Market the book through indirect channels like wholesalers and booksellers
    • Reach the audience directly through their website and events like conferences
    • Act as venture capitalists for authors??
    • Marketing to get the book in front of the target audience through social media, author appearances, and other marketing strategies.
    • Distribution and warehousing hold the inventor of books and distributes them to retail outlets or the customer directly as the orders are received. Note: some publishers order print-on-demand copies of the book to reduce the