So You Want to Write a Cookbook? Part III: Hiring the Right Team

So You Want to Write a Cookbook? Part III: Hiring the Right Team

 

By Chef Jenny McCoySchool of Pastry & Baking Arts

 

Writing a cookbook is a labor of love. I repeat: writing a cookbook is a labor of love. One more time… writing a cookbook is a labor of love. It is incredibly hard work, but—if you plan carefully—it’s well worth the effort.

 

If you’ve been following my So You Want to Write a Cookbook series, aimed at guiding you through the process from soup to nuts, you’re either ready to throw in the towel or gearing up to sell your proposal! (I’m hoping the latter, but seeing as the process is quite time consuming, I’m really hoping you’re still chipping away at step one—writing a cookbook proposal.)

A great photographer will capture candid moments and a great prop stylist will ensure you have the perfect bowl, apron, etc. for every recipe.

So with the power of positive thinking, let’s imagine that you have finished your proposal and sold your idea. After you get past your initial excitement, you realize there’s no way you’re going to finish this project alone. The first step in your planning process is—you guessed it—hiring the right team.

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