Believe it or not, customized cookbook publishers have existed for years, but most have a large minimum number of orders and are best bets for fund-raising events. Today, a crop of publishers let home chefs inexpensively design and create a single book online for their personal use.
For those of you who enjoy “DIY” projects like myself, I wanted to create a series of some of the best cookbook generators that will allow your creative juices to flow.
Launched in 2007, TasteBook is unique from many other DIY companies because it allows users to fuse their own recipes with recipes from other online sources. This site has more than 100,000 recipes to browse as well as books that will make your cookbook project complete!
When it comes to making the cover, there are more than a hundred choices of photos, ranging from tables filled with platters of attractive looking food to a chocolate cake souffle. You can also upload your own photos at no additional cost.
Create My Cookbook
In mid-2008, Create My Cookbook was created as an alternative for personalizing cookbooks to customers liking.
This publishing service offers customers two options for books that are up to 100 pages. Of course the cost increases for books of greater page length but for beginners this site may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Want to give one of these services a try? Follow me on Twitter @mignon_dunbar and let me know how your DIY cookbook project turned out.
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