I edited a book!
I might have mentioned it before, it is called Our Grannies’ Recipes and it has been on the market for 5 weeks. Somewhat amazingly it is selling very well and is currently sitting very nicely at Number 8 on the Food & Drinks list, just before Rachel’s Diary 2009 and just after Grandma’s Best Recipes (I’m pretty sure that is only selling because of Our Grannies’ Recipes but I’ll be damned if I can prove it!)
This is an incredible performance for a book that isn’t written by a celebrity chef (I’m very, very sure I don’t count as a celebrity) and isn’t massively illustrated with lavish photography. What it does have it is great recipes submitted by real people and wonderfully simple design.
I know I am biased but I think it is a wonderful book that makes an excellent present. What is more, every single copy sold means that Age Action Ireland will get €1*. If that doesn’t seal the deal, I don’t know what will.
Buy it on Amazon, Easons or Books Unlimited.
Go on, buy a copy or two, you’ll enjoy it!
* I’ve given my full royalty to Age Action so I get no benefit from the book except extreme pleasure from being associated with such a nice product serving a good cause!
PS Sorry for the shameless plug but every now and then I think you have to!
4 thoughts on “Our Grannies’ Recipes – book sales!”
Congrats, Eoin, on getting it out! I’d delighted it’s selling well…
Hope all is well with you!
And you have every reason to be proud of what you’ve all done. I’ll be buying a few copies, the first one for myself because I cook and I was lucky enough to be brought up in a house where we grew all our fruit and veg, gathered eggs from our hens and toasted hedgehogs for lunch when we weren’t munching diced grasshoppers.
I delight in your description of the process you used to gather recipes and I’ll be asking how much money you raise from the enterprise.
It would be good to compile a reference list of other such valuable books produced this way: build up the data base, help others to see how technically easy it is and how much time people will donate voluntarily for a project about which they feel passionate.
We may live in a commodisised world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t ascribe passionate meaning to work (especially written for Andrew Keens & followers’ benefit).
PS: What’s the ISBN please?
Well done if I haven’t said it before. Safe in the knowledge that she doesn’t read your blog (no slight, she just can’t quite use the internet) I can tell you that it’s part of my Mum’s Christmas present.