Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

Here’s this week’s Featured Book-of-the-Week available now on!

America’s Favorite Recipes

by Uma Aggarwal

Price: $14.95

Uma Aggarwal’s “America’s Favorite Recipes.” American Favorite Recipes presents a broad selection of traditions, ranging from Colonial times to evolving ethnic fusion cuisines. American cuisine is unique in its appropriation of elements from all the different cultures that make up the American melting pot. The Best of All Worlds!

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Now Accepting Submissions for the First Holiday Recipe Book from Outskirts Press

We hope you are having a very Happy Labor Day! 

Summer is now over, and although it may seem early, the holidays are right around the corner. Soon we will all be thinking about holiday shopping and, more importantly, holiday food! 

This year Outskirts Press is bringing our Facebook fans together to produce a holiday recipe book and we’re inviting you to be a part it.


Do you have any culinary skills that you have perfected?  Maybe recipes that have been a part of your family for years that you would like to share?  Throughout the month of September, you can share your recipes for a chance to be included in the 2013 Holiday Recipe Book featuring our talented Facebook fans.

Submitting your recipes for consideration is simple. Here’s what to do:

  1. Become an Outskirts Press Facebook fan by “liking” our Facebook page. If you’ve already liked us, great!
  2. Post your submission as a Note in Facebook. Then tag the Outskirts Press Facebook Page in your Note.
  3. Be sure to submit your favorite recipes before September 30th, and remember to tell your friends to vote for your submission by “liking” it.

Submissions with the highest number of votes will be considered for inclusion in our upcoming Holiday Recipe Book. Submissions can be anything from appetizers, entrées, desserts and much more!

By submitting a recipe, you confirm that you are the sole copyright holder to the material you are submitting and that you grant us a non-exclusive right to use the materials you submit through our social media channels and within the Facebook community when it is published and distributed. Furthermore, you understand that royalties from the sale of the Holiday Recipe Book are not split among the contributors.

The 2013 Holiday Recipe Book will be published and ready for sale before the holiday season.  Let the submissions begin!

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Stir Your Passion for Cooking with a Cookbook Formatting Kit

Stir Your Passion for Cooking with a Cookbook Formatting Kit

Television viewers and readers are devouring everything food-related these days, and everyone from Oscar-winning actors to rock stars is serving up a collection of favorite recipes.
Perhaps you, too, have a cookbook in you that’s ripe for publication. Strike now while the griddle is hot! Capture all those scrumptious dishes as they bubble to the surface into your own beautifully laid-out, mouthwatering collection. The newly released Outskirts Press Cookbook Formatting Kit lets you customize your layout from a professionally designed and formatted document, created specifically for the highly specialized cookbook genre. Cookbooks require very clear and specific formatting so that readers can easily follow ingredient quantities and cooking instructions. Most first-time cookbook authors know little about how and when to use elements such as justification, centering, margins, page spreads, numbering, title drops and other graphical elements to convey their culinary ideas in the clearest, most attractive way possible. The Cookbook Formatting Kit boils down these elements into a simple copy-and-paste proposition. The kit includes two Microsoft Word 2003 files from which you can choose to format a professional cookbook:The “Easy” File … • Includes the building blocks you need to add pages as needed.

• Allows you the freedom to arrange recipes in a logical way, according to how you choose to organize your sections.

• Includes the ability to replace or add graphical elements such as ingredient lists, photos and more.

The “Easier” File …

• Is set up to allow you to copy and paste up to 40 recipes directly into the file.

• Is formatted so you can add ingredient lists easily.

• Accommodates recipes of varying lengths.

If you wish, start with the “Easier” file to format your first 40 recipes, then move your draft manuscript to the “Easy” file to add more recipes and further customize your book. Add or expand your dish descriptions and instructions as needed, and choose from among photos provided in the kit or upload your own gorgeous photos to illustrate your recipes. The result is an eye-popping, high-quality manuscript that’s ready for full-color publishing as is.

Click here to learn more and place an order.

Your Cookbook Formatting Kit will be available for instant download from the “My Toolkit” area of your Publishing Account. Each file is approximately 21MB.


Get $300 of “Mad Money” with the promotion code below when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service.

You can apply your $300 of “Mad Money” toward any optional production or marketing option we offer during the pre-production process. And with many of our optional services beginning at just $99, you can get quite a few! Apply it to options such as official copyright registration, custom cover design, the Amazon Extreme package, or many others.

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Best Cookbooks for Cinco de Mayo in Self-Publishing

The Authentic Mexican Salsa
by Ernesto Gallo 

The Authentic Mexican Salsa is a compilation of the most exquisite (yet easy to prepare) traditional Salsas of Mexico. All recipes in this book are as authentic as they can get and have been carefully chosen to provide the reader with the best variety of salsas, each of which has a recommended use or application. Besides Salsa, it also contains the recipe to probably the tastiest Mexican Guacamole.

The Authentic Mexican Salsa book also features interesting sections on “The Molcajete” (Mortar) and illustrated sections on “Traditional Chiles of Mexico” and the “Scoville Scale”.

A must have for a SALSA lover!

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Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking
by LeAnn Bird

Even if you don’t think you know how to boil water, you can create mouthwatering, authentic Mexican dishes – in less time than it takes to order out! Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking collects nearly 100 delicious recipes, each with its own unique story. And it shows you how to save money by buying exactly the ingredients you need and storing them correctly to easily make dozens of dishes. There are no exotic ingredients to buy, no special stores to visit. Just authentic, delicious and quick meals perfect anytime!

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!


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