View Full Version : Back to work on my raw recipe book
10-11-2008, 10:23 PM
I had started to write a raw recipe book a few months ago and eventually put that project aside for other things, but I've decided to get back to work on it. So far I've written 40 of the 77 planned recipes it will contain.
I hope to have it finished relatively soon and will be printing, binding, and selling it myself. If it's OK with the board rules, I will give a good rebate for the members of this forum.
I hope to have it done within a few weeks.
The book will focus on recipes that:
-Are very quick, no more than 5-10 minutes for most
-Are high in calories for physically active people like me (it will still be good for less active people, cut the recipes in half or have them in 2 seperate meals)
I plan on selling it on eBay and will probably start a website for it. I hope it sells fairly well as my current income streams are falling.
10-11-2008, 10:33 PM
That sounds cool. I have been scanning for recipes that are quick and which have a shopping list for the week and allow you to combine recipes that are used on one day for later in the week.
The downside is that I know you like using a lot of nuts and many I am not allowed medically to have any sunflower seeds! I also cannot have mushrooms, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds and a few other raw "staples."
10-11-2008, 11:58 PM
Raweater, I hope you are successful! I wish you all the best of luck.
I have a suggestion for your book: incorporate descriptions of other aspects of your lifestyle, besides diet, that keep you in good shape. You could sell it as a raw-for-muscle-gaining book. There are many raw recipe books, but not many raw books about gaining muscle.
10-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. By the way I just posted a picture in the exercise forum as many have been requesting:
10-17-2008, 04:33 AM
Well I'm progressing nicely, I'm about at recipe #50 of the 70-75 I plan on writing.
I was wondering what do you guys think would be a fair price for a raw recipe book of 70-75 recipes? I would be printing it in color and binding it myself.
If I am allowed, I will offer it at a discounted price to the members of this forum through a link in my signature.
10-17-2008, 09:11 AM
Have you considered releasing it as an e-book? It can be extremely expensive to self publish.
10-17-2008, 09:24 AM
I want to sell it on eBay and ebay no longer allows non tangible items. It will not be expensive to publish as I already have a business color printer for my home business, all I'm missing is the binding machine which is abour $100-150. They will cost at the very most $1 each to print and bind, probably closer to 60 cents including a glossy cover page.
10-17-2008, 09:28 AM
I'd say anywhere from $9.95 - $12.95?????????? Think that's a fair price?
Or round it to $10 or $12 bucks...
U R gonna have to figure out your time and effort and all...:confused:
10-17-2008, 03:12 PM
Very cool Raweater. I wish you the best with your projects.
10-17-2008, 05:38 PM
I'll offer it as an ebook outside of ebay, but on ebay I must sell it as a physical item due to their new rules.
10-19-2008, 09:18 PM
I'm at 62 of 68 recipes written (there's less total recipes because I combined a few, such as all different flavored ice creams into one recipe with different flavors)!
The recipes will be written probably in 1-2 days, then I'll redo the most visually impressive recipes to take pictures for the cover page and to put throughout the book.
I had one question, when a recipe calls for another recipe or parts of another recipe, do you prefer that the book says to go make the other recipe or part of the other recipe, or is it best to copy the recipe so it's all in one place? For example the pizza calls for the bread recipe, marinara recipe from the pasta marinara and meatballs, and cheddar sauce recipe. Should it simply refer to those 3 recipes or should I re copy those three recipes in the pizza recipe?
I noticed Alissa's book does recopy each recipe everywhere it's needed and I like it that way, so I'm thinking of doing it like that.
What do you recommend?
Edit: Will be written in probably 1-2 days eh? Forget that, 68 of 68 recipes written, although I have not tested the last few so I will be testing them over the next few days and taking pictures of the best looking ones. I'm so glad to finally get this project done.
10-24-2008, 05:51 AM
I'm done testing most recipes, just a few left to test, and some pictures to take. I've also found how to get the recipes to stay on individual pages, before if a recipe wouldn't all fit on a page it would break it onto the next page and I don't like that, I want each recipe to fit on a page.
My mom's naturopath said she will be promoting my book once it's done! Looks like I already have a few sources where I'll be able to sell it!
I'm can't wait to finish it, it won't be long now.
10-24-2008, 08:24 AM
Why 77? Are you using numerology to gain an advantage?
10-24-2008, 01:53 PM
What's numerology? In any case it's just that that happened to be how much I wrote, but if you read the other messages it went doen to 68 but is now bacl up to 70 and I think I may add a few new ones.
10-24-2008, 03:32 PM
I am no expert but I will attempt to describe numerology: It is an occult art; it is the use of certain numbers for certain activities to attract a certain thing (the attracted thing will be what the particular number used represents). It is often closely linked with astrology and the movements/positions of heavenly bodies. It is a means of attracting certain energy into an activity.
77 happens to be a fairly sacred number, as does 9, 11, and 7, etcetera. (9/11 attacks and the 7/7/7 (2005 = 2+5=7) London bombings happened when they did because of numerology. Certain products are priced in a certain way, such as Tsarion’s mystery school membership which costs $555.) 33 is also a sacred number to certain people (mainly Masonic) and regularly occurs in newspaper reports (often as a coded signal).
10-24-2008, 04:29 PM
Thanks, that's all new to me.
10-24-2008, 06:11 PM
I recently took a pricey class where the notes were placed inside a nice binder with a long thingie running along the entire side of binder holds papers in place. No hole punching either. I think colored pictures are key. Worked great for my needs. Same for book. Why not? Remember RP? I think she may sell on ebay too. Can search for her here. Haven't seen her in a long while come to think of it. She made the best brownies with recipe posted here.
Best to you.
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