Monday, January 02, 2006

A Recipe Leaves the Nest



We got an e-mail from a reputable editor working with a good publisher this morning, asking for our permission to include our latke recipe in an upcoming cookbook. While we're both interested, we wanted to know if other Food Blog S'cool people had experiences doing this, and if so, if there are any cautionary tales we should know about first. So bloggers, what do you think?


This post was written by Nosher from NYCnosh


6 comments:

Amy Sherman said...

Congrats! It sounds like a great opportunity.

I was quoted in a book and no one ever asked my permission. I was only slightly misquoted so it's not a big deal but I would have preferred knowing up front what they were planning on doing.

nika said...

I say go for it if they give you proper attribution!

Ed Charles said...

Sounds great. I have some of my journaism in text books and usually the publisher also pays a fee as well as attributes the text. Just a thought as they do profit from your words. They usually try and not pay it but I'm a stickler for this as I make my living from my words. A 500 word reprint of something would usually nety me AUS150 - about US$115. The Australian market is a lot smaller thna the US - abouth one-tenth of the size - and I would guess that US publishers make more money and may pay a bit more. Good luck.

Cate said...

Just wanted to say congrats!

Nosher & HungryMan said...

Thanks everyone for the kind words and the pointers.

We'd still love to hear from more people who've had similar (or related) experiences, so don't stop the advice now!

Nosher

stephen said...

Just be sure they understand that in the credits you want your full URL, so that people can easily find you...