Covers: Front and back covers are the same weight of paper that will be used on your book and are coated with UV coating which will protect your cookbooks for years to come.
Paper: The paper used for the recipe pages is our standard white bond paper.
Plastic Coil Binding: It also features our plastic coil binding option.
Title Page: When you open the front cover the first page identifies itself as the title page. A standard title page is the title of your cookbook and the subtitle. Title pages can be customized. Custom text is free. If you would like to include an image there is a $.05 charge per book for full-color and $.03 per book for black and white.
Publication Number: Your publication number is placed on the back side of the title page. This is the number that identifies your book.
Table of Contents: We will provide you with a table of contents for your book.
Dividers: Samples of some of our dividers and the weight of paper we use for those are included in the book and 8 standard categories are represented.
General Recipe Format: There are 165 recipes in the cookbook and samples of each of our 6 recipe designs and 11 typestyles including standard 10 point and large print in 12 point. To explore the recipe designs and typestyles look for the grey shaded corners on the upper right hand of the pages. They will identify the recipe design and font used. Note that you can use any font with any recipe design.
Value Added Sections: We provide our 5 value added sections in their entirety for you to review. Value added sections cannot be altered. They can be added to your cookbook for $.20 each or choose 3 or more sections for $.15 each. Prices are per book.
Indexes: Sample of our alphabetical and contributor indexes are provided.
Merchant Ads: Samples of merchant ads are provided showing full-sized and quarter-sized ads.
Sales Page: Promoting your book can be as easy as providing information for a free sales page at the back of your book. This sample shows the information people typically provide on a sales page.
Customizing: G&R Publishing offers other customizations that are featured in the book as well. Within the recipe designs you will see samples of continued recipes and non-continued recipes. Samples of our non-religious and religious fillers on pages IV and V in the front of the cookbook. Fillers are a free option that can be used when non-continued recipes are used. Line art fillers are shown on pages 38 and 39. You can also view our Notes page and Favorite Recipes page options that can be placed in the personal pages and at the end of categories that end on a blank page. Your sample cookbook also shows a custom back cover, free with orders of 500 or more.
Uses for Your Sample Cookbook
Show and Vote: Using the sample cookbook when presenting a fundraising cookbook to a committee is an excellent way for them to see a visual of what G&R Publishing has to offer.
We recommend if you are working with a group and want their opinion on recipe design and typestyle to pass the sample cookbook around and ask people to vote on their favorite. You can also use the cookbook to view the difference between standard font size and large print.
Flip Through the Book: What catches your eye? Do the full-color dividers catch your attention better or the single color? This is the opportunity to see how well the binding holds up (our nylon coated wire is very similar to the plastic coil).
Indexes: See how the index is set up. This may affect how you enter recipe titles. Note that we alphabetize by the first word so “Gluten Free Monster Cookies” will place it differently than listing it as “Monster Cookies – Gluten Free.”
If you are considering adding a contributor index then take a look at the one included in the sample cookbook. It is important to keep people’s names consistent within the book when adding a contributor index.
Sizing: Our sample cookbook is the standard 5 ½” x 8 ½” size that we offer. It provides a great visual when trying to judge how much text or photos will fit on a personal page. You can also use the merchant ads in the back to show people how large their ad will be to encourage them to give you an appropriately sized image.
Once you have had a chance to review the sample cookbook, if you have questions about our cookbook format give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions. G&R uses a standard cookbook formatting system to keep your per book cost down. If you would like to customize your cookbook outside of our normal format, call and speak to one of our customer service representatives about your project.