Self-Publishing Cook Books

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Publishing a Cook Book

Cook book publishing is a competitive market.

“The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity than the discovery of a new star.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

While digging through the attic of his grandfather’s home, Mr. Rossi found something amazing. He did not know that his great-grandfather Marco ran three successful restaurants in the 1890s in Italy.

While reviewing great grandpa’s old recipe journal Mr. Rossi discovered it was Marco’s dream to bring his famous Italian cuisine to the United States; However, fortunes changed for Marco back in 1900.

Upon immigrating to the United States Marco became a very successful business owner and his restaurant dream never materialized. Mr. Rossi wondered what would be different if his great-grandpa’s dream had originally played out.

Food brings family and friends together. It’s the icebreaker for first dates. It’s also the central social activity for any gathering of people, be it a wedding, birth of a baby, funeral, homecoming, farewell, summer block party, or just for the holidays.

As for Mr. Rossi, he had discovered something better — the power that good food has over the perpetuation and preservation of old family traditions and memories. The idea of cook book publishing began to germinate in his mind.

With a desire to save his great-grandpa’s 120-year-old recipes, Mr. Rossi set out to publish them. He started by enlisting the help of professional photographers to take pictures of the dishes he created. He hired an editor to help write the story behind the food. Then he hired a designer to lay out his cookbook. Pretty soon he had a gift he could give his entire family.

Cook Book Publishing Legacy

Mr. Rossi’s cookbook has started to sell, and soon it will be preserved among the millions of books at the Library of Congress where Rossi family traditions will be accessible and guarded for as long as that library stands.

Izzard Ink Publishing is happy to get your cookbook into kitchens around the globe. You don’t have to be a professional to publish a cookbook. Amateurs and professionals alike have passion for creativity, family, friends, stories, and the food that binds them all. Let Izzard Ink help bring your family treasure to life.

“Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what’s for lunch.”  Orson Welles


We’ve done it before, and it works. Our Plan, Pick, and Publish service is a proven process that
empowers every author, making their dream of creating and publishing their own book a reality.


We assist you with this crucial first step by doing a manuscript assessment. We then strategize together to come up with a plan to align with your goals and vision.


We carefully curate 2 to 3 publishing professionals for you to choose from, for each step of the process — all experts with years of experience and proven results.


We will be working on your behalf in the background, navigating all the other details to make sure your project is ready to be published.


You will have a dedicated book publishing consultant who is here to guide you and answer all of your questions, every step of the way.

What makes us different from other book publishers

With us, your ideas are always welcome. There’s no need to please an editor or stakeholder. We foster an environment that’s encouraging for everyone — the author, their team, and our publishing company.

  • Experienced

    When you chose us, you have a team of experienced book publishing professionals at your disposal.

  • Collaborative

    Collaboration is our hallmark. It's your book project, we're here to make it easier for you.

  • Strategic

    With years of publishing experience, we have valuable market insights to share with you.

  • Creative

    As storytellers ourselves, we know what creative energy and out-of-the-box ideas can do for a book project.

  • Invested

    When you succeed, we succeed. And we’ll work with you each step of the way.