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Community-Style Cookbooks Join The Digital Age
20-year-old cookbook company, Gooseberry Patch, takes the plunge into the eBook market with 10 titles!
"When our customers started asking for eBooks, we were surprised. We didn't realize how many tech-savvy cooks were using Gooseberry Patch books! Once they asked though, we found that it really makes sense for our cookbooks to be more compact and portable. Sharing our cookbooks in such a new market has been exciting for us.” said Jo Ann Martin, co-founder of Gooseberry Patch.
Originally a retail catalog company, Gooseberry Patch started in Delaware, Ohio as a "kitchen table" business selling housewares, home decor and cookbooks. They began publishing their collectible cookbook series in 1992 and have sold over 8 million books to date. In 2010, they were recognized by Nielsen BookScan as national bestselling publishers.
Each year, Gooseberry Patch publishes 12 to 14 collectible titles filled with recipes submitted from cooks across the country. These community-style cookbooks stand apart with inspiring artwork and helpful hints. The popular hardcover series is enhanced by a collection of inspiring kitchen wisdom, gift-giving ideas and decorating tips as well as original line-art and watercolor illustrations. The 101 series provides a mouthwatering full-color photo alongside every recipe so cooks know just what to expect. With such unique features, each Gooseberry Patch cookbook is both a helper on the kitchen counter and a good read in a cozy chair.
With print books affordably priced at under $17 and eBooks priced under $13, they're themed with today's time-strapped, budget-conscious families in mind. Many recipes include personal stories from readers, giving the cookbooks a community feel.
Titles available now as eBooks:
101 Autumn Recipes (ISBN: 978-1-936283-
Digital eBooks are available in the Apple iBook store for all of Apple’s iDevices, on Amazon for the Kindle, at www.barnesandnoble.com for the Nook, at www.ebookstore.sony.com for the Sony eReaders and at www.gooseberrypatch.com. Coming soon to Borders.com and many more eBook markets. Print books are available at retailers nationwide, Amazon and www.gooseberrypatch.com.
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This 25 year-old company, headquartered in the heartland of America, has cultivated a passionate following of loyal fans. One of the most consistently successful independent cookbook publishers in the United States and Canada, they've been recognized by Nielsen BookScan as national best-selling publishers. With over 8 million books sold to date, they offer over 150 titles.
One significant reason for Gooseberry Patch's success is that their cookbooks are perfectly suited for our times. All titles are priced under $17 and geared toward today's time-strapped, budget-conscious family. Filled with easy and affordable recipes, each book is compiled of recipes submitted by everyday cooks across the country.
Page Updated Last on: Nov 10, 2010