The Taste of Success: Writing and Publishing the Cookbook
WRITING X 424.19E
Develop the building blocks of a cookbook proposal as you learn what it takes to craft the cookbook of your dreams.
What you can learn.
- Learn to craft a winning book proposal that highlights your unique take on the cookbook genre
- Develop a blueprint you can use to write your cookbook draft
- Refine your concept and develop recipes under the guidance of an experienced professional
- Identify tactics to raise your profile as a cookbook writer
About this course:
Ever dreamed of writing a cookbook? Many good cooks have. But the current media-obsessed publishing climate too often favors celebrities over great home cooks. In this six-week workshop, you learn what it takes to beat the odds by writing and publishing the cookbook of your dreams—and, in the process, develop the building blocks of a proposal that could win you a contract and become the blueprint for your actual book. Widely experienced and published cookbook author and editor Norman Kolpas guides you through the crucial steps of deciding on and refining your concept; developing and writing recipes; researching and writing narrative text; finding a publisher; completing the project; and promoting your finished book. We also cover how blogging can help you raise your profile and earn some money en route to winning a book contract—and the option of publishing your own e-cookbook. By the end of the course, you should be well on the way toward completing a marketable, polished book proposal ready to send to agents or publishers.