Cookbook Cafe by BakeSpace.com
The New Grassroots & Social Way to Publish, Sell & Discover New Cookbooks
2015 Webby Awards “Best Lifestyle Tablet App”
2014 Webby Awards “Best Social Tablet App”
2014 Appy Award Winner “Best iPad Publishing”
2013 Appy Award “Best iPad Publishing”
2012 IACP Nominee “Most Interesting Use of New Technology”
2012 Webby Awards “Best Social Tablet App”
2012 W3 Award Gold Winner (3 awards)
2012 Tasty Award “Best Mobile App”
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With Cookbook Cafe, any home chef, group or nonprofit organization can publish an interactive cookbook as both an iPad app and a web-based ebook. They can then give it away or sell it to the world for profit or fundraising via the Cookbook Cafe storefront.
It’s an idea whose time has come. After all, why should only “big name” chefs get a chance to make it as a cookbook author?
Unlike other do-it-yourself publishing services that help authors create traditional ebooks or mobile apps, Cookbook Cafe is free AND not limited by technology platform. It functions across different types of devices, including the iPad and any desktop or mobile web browser.
Best of all, many of the books you’ll find on Cookbook Cafe help support worthy nonprofit organizations that use community cookbooks to raise funds.
Cookbook Cafe has three distinct parts:
The Cookbook Cafe iPad app is free to download, and anyone (with or without an iPad) can access the web-based version at BakeSpace.com/cookbooks. It costs nothing to build your cookbook and make it available to the world as an app and on the web!
Make Your Own Cookbook:
Visit http://bakespace.com/cookbooks to access the Cookbook Cafe cookbook builder on BakeSpace.com.
Simply create a free account at BakeSpace.com, upload your recipes and then “attach” them to your new cookbook. Because your are uploaded individually, it’s easy to re-purpose them into new cookbooks throughout the year.
If you have an iPad:
Download our app in iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bakespace.coms-cookbook-cafe/id467167455?mt=8 or simply search “cookbook cafe” or “bakespace” to find our app.
A New World of Possibility for Indie Cookbook Authors, Nonprofits, Home Cooks & Brands
Any individual or group can create a cookbook; it’s easy (and free!) using the cookbook builder (www.bakespace.com/cookbooks).
If you’re a brand looking to create a cookbook, contact us at Babette[at]bakespace[dot]com to discuss our promotional plans for your cookbook.
Your cookbook will reach the BakeSpace community of home cooks over 1M strong (2.2M including social media accounts).
It’s also easy to crowdsource recipes (aka family cookbook or community cookbook) and include content from family members, friends, co-workers and others… whether they’re in the next room or halfway around the globe. You simply start the cookbook, mark it a “group” cookbook and we give you an easy link to share with your friends and family so they can easily upload their recipe to your cookbook (without having to join our site).
It’s also free to market your cookbook in the Cookbook Cafe iPad and Web-based storefronts at BakeSpace.com. As the author, you determine the price — from giving it away for free to selling it for profit or fundraising. The price can range from $0.99 to $25.99 (in one dollar increments).
Each cookbook is acquired by the end-user as either a free download or in-app purchase on the iPad, or as a simple download/online purchase via the BakeSpace.com website. BakeSpace.com collects a commission (50%) only when an author sells a book for profit or fundraising. The commission covers all costs, including Apple’s app store transaction fee (30%) and credit card processing fees on sales made through the online storefront. Our Authors commission is always 50% regardless of price for cookbook. We never charge you to create your cookbook or give it away for free.
One of the inspirations for creating Cookbook Cafe was to improve how non-profit organizations (schools, hospitals, faith-based institutions, clubs, sports teams, civic groups, etc.) use crowdsourced cookbooks for fundraising.
In the past, nonprofits that created such cookbooks were limited by the cost and complexity of book publishing, marketing and distribution. They were forced to publish cookbooks that were either modest in format or limited to a single technology platform, and their distribution was usually limited to a small network of supporters. Cookbook Cafe eliminates these limitations and changes the nonprofit cookbook publishing model!
Simply gather your favorite recipes, upload them to BakeSpace.com and use the free cookbook publisher to create your cookbook. You can also add video about your organization and links to your website, Facebook page and Twitter account to grow your network.
Once you click “publish,” your cookbook will be formatted for distribution as a native iPad app and web-based ebook in the Cookbook Cafe storefront.
With Cookbook Cafe, you can scale your cookbook fundraising efforts like never before.
What better way to get people to talk about your brand around the kitchen table than by helping them make dinner? Literally.
Cookbook Cafe is the first and only cookbook publishing platform that enables marketers to create and mass-distribute branded, interactive ebook and app-based cookbooks.
Once published, cookbooks are available in the Cookbook Cafe marketplace (online and iPad App), where they can be discovered easily by cookbook enthusiasts, including the popular companion BakeSpace.com food social network community. Engagement with each brand is enhanced by the platform’s robust multimedia and social integration, which enable readers to watch videos and connect easily with brands online.
Unlike other DIY ebook and app publishing platforms, Cookbook Cafe is not limited by technology platform. It functions across different types of devices, including the iPad and any desktop or mobile web browser.
Cookbook Cafe’s proprietary contextual search and indexing system further enhances discoverability to help consumers find branded cookbooks that match their interests. The system works by individually indexing each recipe in all the cookbooks offered in the Cookbook Cafe marketplace.
For example, consumers searching the term “chocolate chip cookie recipe” will find any such recipe contained in the branded cookbook titled “Juice Dishes & Saucy Bites: Recipes from Desperate Housewives” (published by the TV series). Such discoverability is key to successful ebook and app publishing.
To date, recipe/cookbook partners include: Driscoll’s, Chobani, Sony, Disney, Sabra, Hershey’s, Scharffren Berger, ABC, Chef the film, and KitchenAid to name a few.
Case Study: For the launch of the new Tinker Bell “Secret of the Wings” movie, we worked with Disney to produce two cookbooks designed to inform and inspire the film’s most passionate fans.
See screenshots here: http://bakespacemedia.com/cookbook-cafe-native-ad-cookbook-builder/
Are you a brand looking for an innovative way to share new content, repurpose existing content or find new ways to get your fans involved? Let’s chat! Contact BakeSpace.com at 866-538-2253 or email@example.com.
We’d love to hear what you think about Cookbook Cafe. Send us an email at babette[at]bakespace[dot]com.
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