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!

  4. Mary Marler

    How do I get the Crowdfund Your Cookbook mentioned in the article? I do’t see a link or a form for it,

    • Jasmine Lukuku

      Hi Mary, It looks like the form wasn’t displaying but I’ve fixed it. You should be able to fill out the form and it will be emailed to you. 🙂

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