January 2013….a time to pay off Christmas and holiday bills, prepare income tax forms, lose weight, find a paying job in your career field and make money. One hopes the news about a fragile economic recovery are true in 2013.
Last year, we waded into the world of self-published cookbooks. A daunting and expensive project for newbie authors. If you’re writing a cookbook without a publishing house to back you, it can cost $1,000 – $1,200 or more for a full color designed interior and the cover for a cookbook, 100 pages or more. The tab goes higher when you include the cost of buying the groceries, cooking and testing the recipes. A lot goes into a cookbook, written and photographed by anyone — a housewife, friends, food blogger, food journalist, culinary student, famous chef, celebrity or restauranteur.
If you’re hungry for homestyle Chinese Dim Sum and food, our cookbook is Happy Eating!, a collection of favorite family recipes and Bible verses of encouragement.
Our first year royalty check was $12.60. Hopefully, there will be a few more zeros in the revenue, income column on the next IRS tax form in 2013. Happy New Year!
Happy Chinese and Lunar New Year, too! (in February)