Frequently asked questions


We’re keen to get started, how do we sign up?

Simply click and fill in the “sign up form” at the top of the homepage on our website. The only upfront outlay is a deposit of $49.95. You can choose payment via PayPal or direct deposit PayPal accepts all cards and you can even checkout as a guest. A tax receipt is sent to you via email with account details.


How much is the program?

While we initially require a deposit, the program becomes free of charge once you go ahead and print your cookbook. The deposit is deducted once we invoice you.


Once we sign up, what then?

You’ll receive an invitation to your Google Drive account. If you don't already, you will need to open up a Google account with a Gmail address.

 

What do the 3 steps consist of?

Step 1 is all about your recipes. Request to use our "Online Recipe Form" for those who need to request recipes from contributors. Step 2 is uploading your images and/or artwork to feature in your cookbook. It’s also about requesting images from our food image library free of charge. Step 3 is adding recipes and images to your chosen pre-designed template.


Where do conbributors submit their recipes?

Inform contributors via email, newsletter etc. directing them to our website. In the “submit recipe” menu selection, let them know to select their name, school or organisation from the drop down menu. It’s a good idea to ask contributors to submit more than one recipe if possible. We recommend you send out reminders to keep the momentum going during the recipe request stage. Give them a deadline, and extend the deadline if need be. Let them know copyright when submitting recipes. See next question for details.

 

What are the copyright on recipes?

The recipe title should be unique to the author who is submitting the recipe. Ingredients are not deemed as creative but technical and therefore there is no copyright issues. However, the recipe method is deemed as creative writing and therefore copyright. The method needs to be written in the author’s own words describing how they made the recipe. Optional: If they got their inspiration from a published author, you can request they quote the source.

How many fonts are there to choose from?

There are over a 800 fonts to choose from .


How do we work out how many pages our book will be?

You have total control with how many recipes and images you feature in your book so you can work out total inside pages.
 

How can we cover the cost of our cookbook before going to print?

If you are creating a cookbook as a fundraiser, adding sponsorship not only enables you to cover a substantial, and in some cases, the total cost of your cookbook. This makes creating your cookbook “risk free” with every sale100% profit. We provide everything you need, including price suggestions and an "Online Sponsorship Form" contract template. Sponsors can add their details to the online contract form and upload their artwork. All monies go straight to you.


How many personal images can we place in our cookbook?

As many as you like. There are lots of pre-designed templates to choose from. Feature one or a selection of images for each page. There are also templates where you can feature both recipe and images on the same page.


Where do we upload our images?

In the Step 2 - Images folder. We show you how to upload all your images into your Google Drive account.


How do we check the quality and size of our images?

We provide information letting you know what the best quality images to use in your book. We also show you before you go to print how to check the quality of your images.


How do we choose images from your image library?

We provide a link to access our photo library featuring over 10,000 food and background images. Step 2 shows you how to choose and add them to your cookbook.


Is there any charge using your image library?

You can feature as many of your own images as you like. Feature one or a selection of your images on a page.

 

When do we need to decide on the final print run?

When you fill in the "Booking form" located at the bottom of our website homepage.

 

What happens after the artwork is sent to the printer?

The printer receives a copy of the final sign off form. We then upload the artwork to the printer.

 

How long do the books take to print?

On average 2-3 weeks depending on time of year, quantity print run, as well as cover and paper type too.
 

What about delivery?

There a two types of delivery, Seafreight and Airfreight. Airfreight is faster and is actually the cheaper option for very small print quantities. Seafreight takes longer, but for larger print runs, this method of shipment is more economical. Once the books have been shipped, we send you tracking details for Airfreight and estimated arrival time for Seafreight.


Are there any other hidden costs?

The only extra cost only occurs if you have selected Seafreight and are located more than 50km from the major CBD including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. You can choose to collect your shipment from their warehouse using your own transport, otherwise, we can provide our shipper's contact details if you would like to request a quote for road freight. Note that Tasmania, the nearest CBD for collection is Melbourne.


What should we do while we're waiting for delivery?

In your Google Drive, you will find lots of ideas on how to market your cookbooks and build up lots of hype ready for everyone to get their hands on one or more cookbooks once they arrive. You can also find a pre-order template in your Google Drive so that people can pre order cookbooks. Consider offering a tempting prize for anyone who sells the most cookbooks before they arrive. Maybe organise a launch party (be careful though, rarely but unforseen delays can occur with printing and shipping). Announce the cookbook on your local radio, send out flyers, get your local newspaper to do a story, offer a service to post books. Put an order form on your website, open up a facebook account or open up an account like trybooking.com or similar to sell your cookbooks online.


How long do we have to check the cookbooks once they arrive?

Exactly 7 days from date of delivery. We recommend you ask volunteers to help check them. We provide 4% extra books just in case any have been damaged during transit. It’s important to thoroughly read the terms and conditions/return policy and distribution on our website to determine what is deemed as a faulty cookbook. If you do have an issue, distribution of the books cannot commence until the matter has been resolved.


If we sell all our cookbooks, can we do a reprint?

Of course you can. Our prices are heavily discounted anyway, so just select the quantity you would like to reprint and fill in the "Sign Off Form".