Crowdfunding a Cookbook

Have you ever dreamed of self-publishing a cookbook?

There are many reasons for a blogger or food professional to produce a cookbook. It can help strengthen your brand. It can serve as a marketing tool, a way to gain a new audience for your blog or business. It can fulfill a lifelong dream of seeing yourself in print. It gives your readers a way to support you and take a piece of you home.


In the olden days, you had to wait for a publisher to offer you a deal or put up your own cash to produce a book. Now, thanks to the rise of crowdfunding, you can self-publish a cookbook without taking a huge financial risk.

In 2013, my partner and I worked with Japanese cooking instructor Hana Dethlefsen to produce her first cookbook. Together, we created a crowdfunding campaign that exceeded our expectations. We reached 200% of our goal, raising $14,000 for printing and production. At the time, she did not have a significant social media following or an established blog.

You don’t need a huge following to successfully self-publish a cookbook. What you need is a great product and a solid plan.


I wrote Crowdfund Your Cookbook as a guide to help food bloggers and other food professionals get started on the road to becoming a published cookbook author. This 25-page guide is full of actionable advice you can to launch your own cookbook crowdfunding campaign.

Get Crowdfund Your Cookbook for free by filling out the form below.

    • Jasmine Lukuku

      Thanks Meg!I’m happy to share what I’ve learned. It was an amazing experience

  1. Such a dream of mine…maybe someday! Bookmarking so I can find this again!

  2. I love this! Thank you!

  3. I would love the link to this ebook for crowdfunding cookbooks! Nice!

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