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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you only work with groups, or am I able to do a cookbook for myself?
  • We have done thousands of books for individuals and families, as well as, churches, schools, businesses and non-profits.
  • What is the minimum number of cookbooks I can order?
  • 24 books is our minimum. If ordering fewer than 100 books, you must enter your recipes online.
  • How fast can we expect our cookbooks once you receive our order?
  • Our average production time with online recipe submission is 28 business days, with possible exceptions during our busy seasons. If G&R will be typing your recipes, plan on 38 business days. By using our Rush Order Service, your books can be shipped in 20 business days from the day we receive your order and all materials. Rush Order Service must be reserved and will incur an additional cost.
  • How many recipes do we need to print a cookbook?
  • There is no minimum amount of recipes required, however, we recommend at least 150 recipes to make your book thick enough to encourage sales. You may also take advantage of our Recipe Library to add to your recipe collection.
  • What is the average size book?
  • The average size book contains 300 to 400 recipes and is between 120 and 160 pages.
  • Do my recipes need to be typed?
  • No, you may submit handwritten recipes. Simply distribute G&R’s recipe form to contributors, after an allotted timeline, gather the forms and send the recipes to G&R, then sit back and let G&R type your recipes for free. This service is available for orders of 100 or more cookbooks.
  • Are we able to submit recipes on paper other than the recipe collection forms?
  • Yes, please use 8½ x 11" sheets of paper or attach smaller recipes to a sheet of this size.
  • Are sponsor ads accepted to be included in our book?
  • Yes, sponsor or merchant ads can be included in your book. We offer 3 sizes: quarter, half and full page ads. G&R charges a flat fee for each ad which allows you to set your own price to charge your sponsors. Each ad price includes one scan. Many groups simply gather business cards for quarter page ads. As an example, if a group charges $25 per ad, each ad will net the group a $15 profit (G&R charges $10 per quarter page ad). By simply selling 12 ads at $25 each, your group will make an additional $180. If those same ads were sold for $40 each, your profit would be $360. Merchant ads are an easy and highly recommended way to boost profits!
  • Are we able to use recipes from magazines, newspapers or other cookbooks?
  • Yes, you may use recipes from various sources. Be careful not to use trademarked named recipes. For example: Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies or Martha Stewart’s Chicken Cacciatore.
  • Are recipes copyrighted?
  • No, most recipes are not copyrighted.
  • Are we able to include photos in our cookbook?
  • Yes, black and white or color photos can be included in your book for an additional charge.
  • Are we able to see the book before it is printed?
  • Yes, we will send you a complete proof copy for you to review. You may choose a hard copy proof or a pdf proof.
  • How much should we sell our cookbooks for?
  • Suggested resale prices are shown on the price chart within our guidebook or in our download center.
  • Are we able to order more of our cookbooks in the future?
  • Yes, you may reorder in the future. Reorders receive a 10% discount off the current base price for the quantity you are printing.
  • Do we have to pay for the books ahead of time?
  • Our terms for recognized non-profit groups are 1/3 payment due in 30, 60 and 90 days. Individuals and businesses are required to pay 50% with order and the balance, plus shipping, before books ship.
  • How much will the shipping costs be?
  • Shipment cost is determined by weight and distance, so we are not able to give you an exact shipping price. We will provide 3% additional books for FREE for you to sell to help cover the cost of shipping your books.
  • Will I receive exactly the amount of books I order?
  • Possibly, but not likely. G&R reserves the right to overrun or underrun by 10% on all orders, which is a standard policy for printers. Since your book will go through many production stages where spoilage may occur, G&R will print more than your ordered number of cookbooks. Thus, you may receive more or less than the ordered number of books. You will be invoiced according to the actual number of books shipped, not including free books sent for freight allowance.
  • Can I submit my recipes online then mail my order form and artwork?
  • Of course! In fact, recipes, a completed order form and/or artwork can be submitted to G&R a number of different ways – via mail, fax or online. You can easily complete our online order form then mail your artwork and recipes for G&R to type, or enter your recipes online then mail us your order form and artwork. Or choose to submit your entire order (recipes, order form and artwork) completely online or completely by mail. Orders will not be processed with G&R until all necessary elements (recipes, artwork and order form) are received by G&R.