For All You Armchair Cookbook Publishers
Ever dream of publishing your own cookbook?
Cookbook Café, created by food social network and recipe swap BakeSpace.com and the producers of TECHmunch (food blogger conference), have created what they call the first and only cookbook publishing platform that enables major brands, non-profit organizations and home chefs to create and mass-distribute branded, interactive ebook and app-based cookbooks. These cookbooks can be either iPad apps or web-based ebooks, to be given away or sold for profit or fundraising via the Cookbook Cafe storefront, reaching an audience of over 1.0MM in the BakeSpace community.
Discoverability, key to successful ebook and app publishing, is one of the app’s strengths via its proprietary contextual search and indexing system. Consumers can find recipes across all the cookbooks offered in the Cookbook Cafe marketplace. Searches can also be conducted on the basis of food categories, cost, and reviews. The ability to message authors directly gives CookBook Café a level of interaction that is a dream of many cooks.
Compared to other do-it-yourself publishing services, Cookbook Cafe is unique as it is free and not limited by technology platform. It functions across different types of devices, including the iPad and any desktop or mobile web browser. If you desire to crowdsource recipes to include content from family members, friends, co-workers and others, it is easy to invite them and easy for them to contribute.
CookBook Café offers a free online cookbook builder, an iPad and web-based storefront to market/sell (priced from $0.99 to $25.99) your cookbook. A royalty is paid to CookBook Café only if a cookbook is sold for profit. There is never a charge to market any cookbook.
Customers have the ability to quickly access all the recipes in the cookbooks they have downloaded. The cookbooks themselves provide a rich, multimedia experience as many include photos, audio, video and other multimedia. Additionally, recipes can be loaded in long form or “cook mode” when it is time to roll up your sleeves and don your apron.