You are about to embark on a most exciting enterprise of your life, publishing your cookbook! You will soon learn that writing a cookbook is truly a fun, exciting and challenging project. Soon you must decide how to publish it. You’ll need to ask yourself some questions. What is your style? What is your genre? There is nothing like seeing your work in print for the very first time. Below are the following styles which you will decide on what your next masterpiece will look and create your unique book today.
- Book cover styles. We offer both hardcover and softcover book options. There is a 24-page count minimum for our hard case bindings. Hardcover books can also be covered with a dust jacket, a removable paper cover used to protect a book from dirt or damage.
- Standard Trim Sizes. Deciding which trim size will best suit your book can be confusing, especially given all the industry-standard but completely unhelpful trim size names, like US Trade and Digest. We have put together our genre recommendations, based on industry standards, to help you choose a trim size that makes it clear to the reader what they are buying.
- Custom Book Binding Options. Whether you want a flexible perfect bound paperback or a sturdy hardcover, we offer the book binding options that give your book the look and feel you want.
- Book Cover Finishes. Grab your reader's attention with a professionally designed book cover finished with a soft matte or polished gloss.
- Interior text paper stock options. Your pages should look as good as the words written on them. The art of choosing the right paper stock is tricky, but it will ultimately define the feel and quality of your book, depending on your budget and production time. Uncoated paper stock has a rough, natural feel to it and is recommended for more traditional books without imagery. Coated paper stock reflects more light and has a slicker feel. It is a popular choice for photography, art, comic and children’s books.
In order to avoid wasting a great deal of time, back-tracking and scrambling to sell all those books, you must create the perfect combination with customizable binding styles, paper stocks and sizes, and quantities that will make your cookbook truly yours.