Saturday, October 23, 2010

Create and Sell Cookbooks and Recipes From Public Domain Information

Create and Sell Cookbooks and Recipes From Public Domain Information

By Avril Harper

Cookbooks and individual recipes are always hot sellers but sadly a great many lack perceived value especially those being sold for pennies on eBay and piled in huge quantities into cheap resell rights packages.
You must differentiate yourself from elements like this that despoil the publishing business, you need to find quality products, from great writers, you need to have unique products, and the public domain is an excellent place to start looking for recipes and even complete cookbooks and recipe compilations that only you know about.

The most important thing of all to succeed in the publishing business is to seek recipes not currently offered for sale, especially from cheap suppliers, and when you find those products you must work hard to lift yours way above what anyone else is selling. These tips will show you how:

* Add perceived value to your public domain derived cookbooks and recipes by creating a mouth-watering sales letter and rather than offering digital download only, offer a choice of representations, on CD for example, or in printed fashion, or print / CD combined with digital download.

* Take public domain recipes that anyone can access and make yours really different by repackaging them into unique compilations, such as '20 Great Chocolate Cake Recipes', 'Long Forgotten Victorian Christmas Fayre Recipes', and so on. This works well because you will find most publishers, especially those heavily dependent on the public domain, are very lazy. They will offer their products exactly as they obtained them from the public domain, without changes, without even creating a new title. The end result is many people selling exactly the same products, both sharing whatever market exists for their inferior products and making very little money to speak of.

* Be really different with your public domain derived products and offer compilations as well as individual recipes. Offer a variety of product types, such as single recipes in pdf format or as laminated printouts to safeguard against splashes from water and ingredients during the preparation and cooking process.

* Increase the perceived value of your single recipe products or multiple recipe cookbooks by charging a realistic price for your products. People actually do associate high price with quality, even if that isn't always the case in practice. People charging in pennies are usually selling inferior products or growing a mailing list for selling higher priced products later. It's still a good idea to sell inexpensively to create buyer trust and grow a list of potential buyers for later, more expensive products, but only if those inexpensive products are also high quality. Sell low quality items, whatever the price, and few people will have confidence to buy from you again later.

* Add your own copyright notice (e.g. Copyright Avril Harper 2007) to cookbooks and individual recipes you have created from public domain information. As public domain 'derivatives' those items are now your exclusive copyright and are not legally available from any other source. Be sure to make at least a few changes to your products to detract others from stealing and reselling your work. You'll be hard pushed to prove someone else is illegally selling copies of a book you created unchanged from the public domain. So make at least a few changes, such as italicizing a few appropriate words, repaginating the text, adding a contents list where none existed before. All these little changes, and more, make your book unique and provide solid evidence against others pirating your work.

* Be different and, instead of creating everyday recipes or packing all kinds of recipes for all kinds of foods into one cookbook, go for themed cookbooks, such as 'Native American Soups', 'Sexy Soups and Smoothies (Aphrodisiacs to Make in Minutes and Enjoy All Night Long)', 'Healthy Foods for Aging Pets', '100 Meals to Make in Minutes', and so on.

Note that, although lists of ingredients can not be copyrighted, as for all basic lists, the words used to create the finished meal or dish, namely the recipe, are copyright protected. Also copyright protected are pictures and other illustrations used by the originator in cookbooks and single recipe items which are not in the public domain or which have been derived from the public domain and so have their own copyright protection.

* The cookbooks and recipes you republish from the public domain do not have to benefit just human beings. Recipes for cats and dogs are immensely popular, especially designed to benefit animals with special needs and specific health problems, such as aged and infirm pets and others suffering epilepsy, rheumatism, allergies, and so on. The more unusual the animal your recipes target, the tighter your niche market becomes, and the less competition you face, so the more likely potential customers are to buy your public domain derived information products. Great ideas for really tight niche markets include recipes for aging horses, post-operative cats and dogs, pregnant and nursing cats and dogs, and so on.

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Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe

Oh my! This recipe (follow links above back to flickr) for Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies sounds heavenly. Yummy. I'll have to try baking them at Christmas time.

Thru The Ozone The Art Of Wassily Kandinsky



Thru The Ozone showcases the art of Russian-born Wassily Kandinsky.

A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh



A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh featuring a montage of various paintings by this great artist.

Vincent Van Gogh Interview



Part of a series where a little girl name Sophie interviews artists. They show some of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings, and discuss a little of his life. Nice video.

Friday, October 22, 2010

How-to Make Recycled Fairy Wings, Threadbanger



How-to Make Recycled Fairy Wings by Threadbanger via YouTube for Halloween.

Some other ideas on my Squidoo lens...
Thrifty Halloween Costume Ideas
http://www.squidoo.com/thrifty-halloween-costume-ideas

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World" Video



You have to watch the OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World" Video at YouTube.

OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole



OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole ... You have to go to YouTube to watch this official video.

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong



What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

The Constitution Made Easy

The book is set up with the original constitution on the left-hand side, on on the right you'll see what the legalese means using modern English. Handy reference manual to look up various parts of the constitution.

The Spirit of Washington



An American Solutions video from October 19, 2010

http://www.tenmillionvoters.com

Newt Gingrich tells the inspirational story of George Washington crossing the Delaware River and urges Americans who want to save their country to get more involved.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Leaning Tower of Pisa Post Cards



Leaning Tower of Pisa Postcards - The Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy - The Leaning Towner of Pisa from the LOC's Photochrom Print Collection from about 1905.

Zazzle UK version: Leaning Tower of Pisa Post Cards from Zazzle.co.uk

Barack Obama "Uh" Count



Sarah Palin was here in Reno today speaking in support for Sharron Angle for Senate and people I know that went to listen said she spoke for almost a half-hour referring to her notes 15-20 times and not uttering or muttering a single "uh". She's a really good public speaker that doesn't use a teleprompter. It reminds me of how many times I've heard Obama referred to as a great speaker while the media folks like Katie Couric would have us think Palin is not.

I Love Georgia Keychains from Zazzle


I Love Georgia Keychains from Zazzle.com with a red heart design. Customize your own by changing the wording.

Peace, Love & Bicycles T Shirt from Zazzle.com


Peace, Love & Bicycles Infant Organic Creeper - Baby fashion.

Peace, Love & Bicycles T Shirt from Zazzle.com

Tie Dye Swirl Mug from Zazzle


The artist has a huge variety of mugs with tie dye art images. This is just one example: Tie Dye Swirl Mugs from Zazzle.com

Pride Prejudice & Zombies Cover Poster from Quirk



Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Cover Poster from Zazzle.com from the folks at Quirk. A poster with the image from the book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. Besides the book cover artwork, they hvae other related products that can be customized.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I Love Zoe Button from Zazzle



I Love Zoe Button from Zazzle.com ... pink heart design.

Brazilian site:

B is for Bicycle Baby T Shirt from Zazzle

B is for Bicycle Baby shirt
B is for Bicycle Baby by silhouette_emporium
View other t-shirts designed online at zazzle


B is for Bicycle Baby T Shirt from Zazzle.com shown here on a onesie. The finest organic cotton for your baby. 100% organic baby rib cotton, combed for softness and comfort. Designed for easy on-and-off. Fits all babies – both boys and girls. Triple-seat snaps for bottom/diaper closure. Imported.

An Australian Zazzle site: B is for Bicycle Baby T Shirt from Zazzle.com.au

I Love Banana Pudding Aprons from Zazzle



"I Love Banana Pudding" with a lovely heart design.

On Zazzle's New Zealand Site: I Love Banana Pudding Aprons from Zazzle.co.nz.

Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA Travel Poster


Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA Travel Poster ... a vintage-style travel poster from Lantern Press at their Zazzle store.

Lake Union Float Plane - Seattle, WA Travel Poster from Zazzle


Lake Union Float Plane - Seattle, WA Travel Poster from Zazzle.com - a vintage style travel poster from Lantern Press featuring a float plane flying over Lake Union.