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Lulu Has a New Cookbook Publishing Studio

by on December 23, 2009 · 3 comments

Around this time of year I start thinking about family cookbooks and regretting that I didn’t start one months ago. My problem up until now was that I couldn’t find cookbook making software that was a) easy to use and b) had the features I needed — the most important being that it would let me upload photos, have control over fonts and colors and that it not crash every 5 minutes or take up room on my hard drive like some of the others I’ve tried. I didn’t think I’d ever find that until a few days ago when I got an email from Lulu.

Lulu is a self publishing site that’s become very popular with all types of authors, many of whom have their own designers or already have desktop publishing skills. Now Lulu has a service for cookbook authors — a user-friendly, on-line point and click cookbook building “studio” which anyone can use. It’s extremely intuitive and has all the features I listed above. I’ve been having fun with Lulu and at this point, have a shell of a cookbook with different page layouts, room for pictures to be uploaded, and areas to paste recipe text which I’d previously stored in Word. Hopefully, I’ll have a family cookbook by Valentine’s Day.

If you want to try it out, here’s a link to Lulu’s publishing studio.

They also provided a link to someone’s sample book (click on “preview” to view it) which topped out a high price. I don’t think all cookbooks published on Lulu are that expensive, though.

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Published on December 23, 2009

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

beth December 24, 2009 at 5:58 am

You always share great information! After the Christmas dust settles I am going to look into this. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.

beth

Susan December 24, 2009 at 6:29 am

Thanks so much for the info. This is something I’ve wanted to make for a long time!!This will make a great Christmas 2010 present ! Happy Holidays!!

Valerie December 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm

I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for the info!!

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