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Founded in 1984, Gooseberry Patch (http://www.gooseberrypatch.com) is one of the most consistently successful independent cookbook publishers in the United States and Canada. With more than 200 titles and nearly 9 million copies in print, plus a new collection of eBooks, Gooseberry Patch has grown from a kitchen-table operation to a nationally recognized best-selling publisher. Affordably priced from 99 cents to $16.95, the books are created with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from readers, giving the cookbooks a warm community feel that is beloved by the company's passionate following of loyal fans, as evidenced by the following social media numbers:
-- More than 370,000 opt-in e-mail newsletter subscribers
-- More than 1.2 million page views on our blog
-- More than 75,000 Facebook fans
-- More than 153,000 video views on YouTube
Books from Gooseberry Patch can be found in more than 4,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada, plus Amazon.com and http://www.gooseberrypatch.com. New cookbook releases for Fall 2011 include Quick & Easy Autumn, Quick & Easy Christmas, 101 Hearty Recipes and Recipes for Warming Hearts, as well as their Tiny Tips Collection, an all-new gift book line.
Here, Jo Ann and Vickie share the Gooseberry Patch story:
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Started by two moms, Gooseberry Patch has been publishing cookbooks since 1992 and their offering includes over 200 titles. Each is priced under $17, filled with easy & affordable recipes and geared toward today's time-strapped, budget-conscious family.