Our Grannies’ Recipes – book sales!

Eoin Purcell

Our Grannies' Recipes

Our Grannies' Recipes

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.

Age Action sticker

Age Action sticker

Buy it on Amazon, Easons or Books Unlimited.
Go on, buy a copy or two, you’ll enjoy it!
Eoin

* 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!

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4 comments

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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