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Monday, June 13, 2011

Wanna Kindle? Wanna Cookbook?

 A few months ago, I was contacted by Christy Dorrity about a project she was working on—a Book Blogger cookbook with recipes from authors. She wanted to know if I would like to participate with my book, Lemon Tart and it's featured recipe. Yes I did! That project is now a Kindle e-book and available on Amazon.com for the amazing price of 2.99. I bought my copy last week and am very, very impressed with both the recipes and the overall format and design of this book. The books pared with recipes are awesome and include, The Maze Runner, The Hourglass Door, Wings, and Princess at the Midnight Ball. This was my first Kindle cook book, but what a great one to start with!


I also have the opportunity to blog about the book, Christy, and give you the chance to enter a couple promotional contests. The first contest will be for a copy of the ebook and a copy of my book featured there, Lemon Tart--only those who comment on this post will be entered. In addition to that contest, by commenting here you will also be entered into a larger contest to win your own Kindle and some books from Book Bloggers. To enter both contests, just leave a comment in the comment thread of this post. The winner of my contest will be chosen on Monday, June 20th. The winner of the overall contest will be drawn on July 22nd. You can get more entries through spreading the word via Facebook, Twitter, or your personal blog--just come back here and tell us where you talked it up, your entries will be counted.
 
AND, if that isn’t enough, I got to interview Christy for this blog, which was a lot of fun. So, without further ado, here’s a little more about the project straight from the top:


What inspired this idea?
When I started a blog, the two things I wanted to write about were food and books.  I saw a contest on Debbie’s blog over at Cranberry Fries <
http://cranberryfries.blogspot.com/>  that challenged readers to make a cake based on the Hunger Games series.  I love the idea of putting food and reading together to create an experience.

Right now this is a Kindle book, do you anticipate other formats in the future?
Hmmm. It’s hard to say. I would love to  publish it in hard copy at some point.  In fact, I did approach a few publishers about the cookbook. Although there was interest, I really feel that the book is better suited to ebook. There are links to bloggers’ and authors’ websites in the cookbook that would be clumsy in a hard bound copy.

How did you choose which authors you asked to participate?
When I started my blog I didn’t have the cookbook in mind so I read whatever I was interested in. From the books I reviewed in the past year, I chose the twenty books that I thought would appeal to a wide, mainstream audience.  Each book in the Book Blogger’s Cookbook is one that I highly recommend.

On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your personal level of skill in the kitchen?
Ha! Right now I am a busy mom and writer, and gourmet often consists of macaroni and cheese from a box.  But I love to try new recipes, especially desserts.  I would rate myself an 8.  My husband and I plan to attend cooking school in the distant future.  Perhaps then I will be a 10.

What is YOUR favorite personal recipe and why?
One of my favorite recipes I recently paired with Elana Johnson’s book Possession <http://www.dearestdreams.com/2011/06/possession-by-elana-johnson.html> .  I call it Jagged Ham <
http://www.dearestdreams.com/2011/06/tasty-tuesday-jagged-ham.html>  and it’s the perfect recipe-easy to make, and everyone loves it.  My other stand-by recipe is a cookie recipe that one of my college roommates shared with me.  My son recently made a batch that cooked up 12 dozen!

Do you have any ideas for a follow up project?
You bet. The 2011 Book Blogger’s Cookbook is the first in a volume of books that will be published every summer.  


For more information about the featured books and how to order the book for just $2.99, go to The Book Blogger website for all the details!

Thank you, Chrissy, for the chance to participate. I wish you guys the very best.

 

36 comments:

LisAway said...

Oh, this is exactly my kind of thing! What a fun idea! And I would LOVE to win your book. Well, and a Kindle and the other books! But I have really been wanting to start getting your books.

LisAway said...

I also just facebooked about it. :)

Brooke said...

I would love to win this! I love a good cookbook, I love reading, what could be better than this?

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

How fun! What a great idea. I hope I win. :)

White House happenings..... said...

How exciting. I was just looking at Kindles. :)

amandanorr said...

This is so fun. I would love to win a kindle, I didn't think I would, bit I read on my ipod all the time now. I love BOOKS!!!

throuthehaze said...

Such a neat idea for a cookbook!

Tara said...

Divine recipes, Blogging, Books and a free Kindle - sign me right up!! All of the above would save me the trouble of signing up on the waiting list at the public library for the latest, greatest books out. I'm a huge fan of your culinary creations! Miss Sadie is my all time favorite!

Christy said...

Thanks so much for your support Josi!

Josi said...

This was left by April on Goodreads:

I love the recipes in your books. The recipes on Christy's website look great, so I bet the cookbook is great too.

Corrina Terry said...

I keep your book, "English Triffle," in my kitchen for the Chicken Tikka Masala recipe! It rocks!!! I make it about once a week. :o)

The idea for a recipe book like the one you write about here is great! Thanks for letting us know.

Savanna said...

This sounds awesome. I'm excited to check it out. I love new recipes! Thanks for sharing. Oh, and I would love to win a book. I love the author Josi Kilpack! :)

Lu Ann Brobst Staheli said...

This sounds like a great idea, but I have one question, do you have to keep your kindle in the kitchen when you cook? I don't know much about Kindle since I have a Pandigital Novel as my e-reader. Can you print out pages from the Kindle so you can read the recipe as you work? I'm not sure I'd want the Kindle on the counter with the messes I make. ;-)

Pinky said...

Hi,

What fun is this right? Well, I posted your information on my blog, go here to check it out: http://pinkyspub.blogspot.com/

Good luck everyone!

Pinky

Hillary said...

Oohh, I love all your books and I hope I win Lemon Tart!!

Diana said...

I just read Lemon Tart after looking you up from a recipe you submitted to one of the Worldwide Ward Cookbooks. I LOVED it! And here I come to tell you so and you let me enter a contest! You're the best! :D

Diana said...

I linked your blog on my Facebook and talked you up! :) Which is doubly cool because a bunch of my friends and I have an informal Book Club where we share our faves. :)

melly42 said...

I love your books and love Christy. It is great you are participating in this awesome project.
Tammy

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I would LOVE to be entered! Thank you!

Jolynn_Reads said...

A Kindle!! That is a Great Prize! I hope I win!
Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

Jolynn_Reads said...

What a Great Giveaway!

Jolynn_Reads@yahoo.com

Morgan said...

I think the cookbook's an amazing idea. I love finding recipes from the books-which turn out to be more amazing than I thought. Thanks for the giveaways!

smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com

a eberting said...

So!!! Excited!!!!
aeberting@gmail.com

IdentitySeeker said...

Awesome idea! I'm all for a new cookbook (and a Kindle!). Thanks:)

sarah.setar@gmail.com

Kris Beauty said...

Hi :). There is an awesome Kindle giveaway!

I follow you with this email : mybeautytags@gmail.com

The Dales said...

Wow1 I just saw your blog for the first time! (Currently read three of the five...soon to be six YAY...of the Culinary mystery series) I woulad absolutely love a Kindle!! It would be great for my Book Club!

The Dales said...

I also just Facebooked it!! (Megan Heaton Dale) and my email is meganhdale at gmail dot com.

The Dales said...

I also blogged about it!! My blog is private though...but you're welcome to an invite if you want! :)

Ashley Suzanne said...

Would love the chance to won!

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Ashley Suzanne said...

FB: http://www.facebook.com/AshleySuzanne4/posts/167373726665408

ashleysbookshelf at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a kindle and a copy of this cookbook which sounds terrific!
Thanks for the chance to win!

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Nisa said...

This is such a cute, cute idea. What a delicious book!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I love the idea of books and cooking too! For some reason, reading and baking has a nice ring to it. =O)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/truebookaddict/status/93602414036393985

The Thorns said...

I HAVE ENJOYED ALL OF JOSIE'S BOOKS I AM A FAN! SO EXCITED FOR PUMPKIN ROLL TO COME OUT. WOULD LOVE TO SEE COOKBOOK.

The Thorns said...

I have loved all of the culunary mystery series of josie's. Im a big fan. Cant wait to read pumpkin roll. I think this cook book would be great fun to read.