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Cookbook Printing

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Cookbook Printing

Why trust BookBaby to create your cookbook?

Professional chefs and homemakers alike turn to BookBaby for all of their cookbook printing needs. From design to distribution, we'll help you turn your best family recipes into a bookstore-quality book. Our Publishing Specialists are available via phone or email to help you choose which cookbook printing style is right for your project. We also make it easy to order and make a cookbook online by using our book printing templates and online book project configurator. And with our Print On Demand services, you can choose to sell copies of your cookbook worldwide!

As the leading cookbook printer, BookBaby has made thousands of recipe books and cookbooks for families, church fundraisers, the professional marketplace, and simply for personal enjoyment. We print and bind beautiful softcover and hardcover cookbooks every day, all printed in our US-based, state-of-the-art printing facility.

We also offer all your self-publishing needs under one roof—from editing and printing to marketing and distribution. And when you sell your cookbook through the BookBaby Bookshop, you can earn more profits and get paid even faster. Bookshop is the world's most author-friendly Booksahop. You can also create custom coupons and discounts, collect emails for your reader list, and track analytics.

BookBaby will help make your professional project or your family recipe book a success

I had this dream to have my own cookbook for years. BookBaby made that dream come true.

Paul McCullough, Chef

Choose the style and binding for your custom cookbook

We offer both softcover and hardcover cookbook printing options in a variety of sizes and paper stocks. Cookbook printing and binding options include perfect binding or hardcover (casebound). Print from a PDF or have us design your book cover and book interior. Here are some of our popular cookbook styles:

Square 8.5" x 8.5"

Square 8.5" x 8.5"

Case Bound, 80lb gloss
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POD ready
Landscape 9" x 7"

Landscape 9" x 7"

Case Bound, 60lb natural
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POD ready
Letter 8.5" x 11"

Letter 8.5" x 11"

Case Bound, 80lb gloss
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POD ready
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BookBaby's network of editors
Chef Nicholas Poulmentis - The Novelty of Greek Cuisine

I have worked on my first cookbook for over 2 years to find ingredients and create unique recipes. The most wonderful and relaxing part is how BookBaby made my work shine and also moved extremely accurately and fast! I can’t wait to work with BookBaby on a new project!

Chef Nicholas Poulmentis, author of The Novelty of Greek Cuisine and guest chef on Food Network's Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay
The Biggest Worldwide Distribution Network

Publish and sell your cookbook

BookBaby writers can publish and sell both their eBooks and printed books in the world's biggest bookstores. Not only will we convert your cookbook into an eBook and sell it digitally in 60+ stores, with our Print On dDmand technology, you can now sell your printed cookbook (book-by-book) direct to your readers, without having to pay for large print runs, warehousing, or fulfillment.

Your recipe for a successful cookbook

Design: Before readers flip open to your mouth-watering recipes, you'll want to make sure your book cover is eye-catching and professional. Then, you'll want photos that are crisp and clear — the better the food looks, the more people will want to make it! Luckily, BookBaby offers design services. for both printed and eBooks. Our team of professional designers will work with you to design your book from the outside in, making sure every page is perfected from cover to cover.

Format: Formatting your book is another key to your cookbook's success. At BookBaby, we don't use templates to format your book. Your cookbook will be custom designed by one of our professional book designers to match the theme of your book, and we'll send you proofs throughout the process. Just like your best recipes contain the right amount of ingredients, your cookbook's pages will contain just the right combination of color photos, text, and graphics.

Content: The structure and placement of your content is another way to ensure your cookbook stands out. For example, instead of listing the recipes in alphabetical order, try dividing the recipes into sections by ingredients, type of entrée, etc. Your recipes should be clear to novice and expert cooks alike.

The art of timing

Timing is everything

A key ingredient in your book's success is when you plan to release it. Cookbooks tend to sell better early in the year, between January and April. Talk to a helpful Publishing Specialist today about our Ads for Authors program, which will help your cookbook to get in front of more readers via targeted ad campaigns through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google.

“BookBaby made my desserts look irresistible. I get compliments on my cookbook all the time.”

— Jeanine Reed, author of Small Indulgences


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If you have questions, call us at 856-460-8069 or schedule an appointment with one of our friendly, helpful publishing specialists.

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Frequently asked questions:

How do you start the process of self-publishing a cookbook?

Start composing and finalizing your recipes to self-publish the cookbook. Organize the layout with pictures and diagrams, if desired. Next, consider self-publishing options like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or IngramSpark, know their guidelines and formatting requirements Once your manuscript is ready, convert it digitally to PDF or eBook and upload it to platform a you have chosen him. Set the price, identify distribution channels, and choose the right categories and keywords to maximize visibility. Finally, before you make your cookbook available, order a proof to make sure everything will be to your liking.

How can I make sure my self-published cookbook stands out in the marketplace?

Focus on high-quality materials, attractive design, and professional presentation to make your self-published cookbook stand out. Invest in professional food photography or consider collaborating with a professional photographer. Prioritize with precise recipes and preliminary testing to ensure readers that the results are delicious. Consider adding a unique or niche culinary theme to cater to a specific audience. Engage with readers and build an online presence to promote your cookbook and engage with your target audience through social media, a dedicated website, or blog. Additionally, consider using customer reviews and testimonials to build trust and confidence.

How can I effectively market my self-published cookbook?

Marketing is crucial to the success of your self-published cookbook. Create a strong online presence by creating a website or blog dedicated to your cookbook, sharing interesting recipes and interesting information. Use social media platforms to showcase your recipes, engage with your audience and promote your book. Consider collaborating with food bloggers, influencers, or culinary experts who can review or feature your cookbook. Use email newsletters to engage with readers by offering exclusive content or promotions. Attend local food events, book signings, or cooking shows to connect with your target audience online. Additionally, asking for reviews and testimonials from satisfied readers can help build credibility and generate positive word of mouth.

Are there any legal considerations when self-publishing a cookbook?

Yes, there are legal considerations when self-publishing a cookbook. Make sure your recipes are original or attributed, especially if they include recipes from other chefs or books. Watch out for copyright infringement and get permission when necessary. If you use a trademarked name or logo, make sure you have the proper permission or use it when it falls within the proper usage. In addition, consider getting liability insurance to protect you should any unexpected issues arise from using your recipes. It is advisable to consult with an attorney who specializes in publishing or intellectual property law to ensure that all legal requirements are met.