PRLog - Feb. 10, 2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio -- GIFTBEAT, a monthly publication that follows trends in the retail gift industry, has recently ranked independent cookbook publisher Gooseberry Patch in two national best-selling charts. Ohio-based Gooseberry Patch retained the coveted top spot in the Gift Books retail category, and moved up to number 5 in the Kitchen-Related gift category (from number 10).
According to the publication's website, GIFTBEAT helps independent gift retailers make smarter buying decisions, control costs and improve profits. The editors gather sales data from a network of hundreds of gift retailers around the United States. Retailers rate their best sellers and GIFTBEAT tracks those sales in nearly 70 categories each year. Every month these data are published in its regional and national charts. GIFTBEAT accepts no advertising, and the charts are compiled completely free of vendor bias.
Founded in 1984, Gooseberry Patch 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 380,000 opt-in e-mail newsletter subscribers
More than 1.3 million page views on our blog
More than 105,000 Facebook fans
More than 178,000 video views on our YouTube channel
Books from Gooseberry Patch can be found in more than 4,000 retail outlets in the United States and Canada, plus http://www.gooseberrypatch.com. New cookbook releases for 2012 include Rush-Hour Recipes, Fresh from the Farmstand, Simple Shortcut Recipes, The Harvest Table, The Christmas Table, 101 Cozy Casserole Recipes, and 101 Soups, Salads & Sandwiches.
For more information about Gooseberry Patch, visit our online press room at http://www1.gooseberrypatch.com/
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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.