Thursday, January 5, 2012

How to Publish Your Own Cookbook

If you've always dreamed of publishing a cookbook let the pros at a two-day workshop stir your creative juices and give you the how-to's to write that cookbook and get it published, whether commercially or as a family keepsake. 

From Pantry to Published: The 2-Day Legacy Workshop March 13 and 14 brings together successful cookbook authors, a professional food photographer and an expert in publishing and marketing who will set you on the way.

The setting is the historic oceanfront Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, where Chef Aaron Webb will introduce you to his award-winning New Beach Cuisine.

Sessions include

Writing for Success with Patricia Mack, cookbook author and award-winning journalist - Honing your writing skills, developing a "voice" and unique style, organizing materials, recipe testing protocols and recipe writing techniques.

Collecting Memories with Belinda Hulin, author of six cookbooks including the much-praised Roux Memories, A Cajun-Creole Love Story with Recipes - How to gather the elements, interview and collect stories to spice up your recipes and recreate recipes you thought were lost.

Food Photography - Planning and Producing with Cheryl Balara - Developing the "look" of your cookbook, strategies for a photo shoot, post-production skills, reviewing and delivering final images professionally.

Publishing - Putting it all Together with Sherrie Wilkolaski - How to publish from start to finish, marketing your cookbook, how to get your book on Amazon, in bookstores and specialty sales channels.

Accommodations, the full 2-day workshop, 2 breakfasts, lunch, wine tasting and Chef's Dinner are priced accordingly:

Accommodations in a Deluxe Room - $425.

Accommodations in a Parlor Suite - $465.

Workshop, 2 breakfasts, lunch, wine tasting and Chef's Dinner only - $290.

For information and workshop reservations, contact Leigh Cort, or 904-806-3613.

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