ORGANISATION - cookbook
You have chosen to do a Cookbook - from our Cookbook overview page you can demo different book designs and styles by clicking on the designs displayed.
We offer two styles of book– Stand up spiral bound or a spiral portrait book both are full colour with gloss laminated covers.
Once you have chosen the style/design you prefer, your Cookery book will load with a set of 30 pages that we have selected for you, but you can add, reduce or change any of these pages.
You can have up to 50 pages in total. Set up your book by choosing which pages you wish to use and how many - you can save your book by creating an account.
When you create an account you will have a login to continue with your project or start another one.
Decide on when you need your books printed by.
Then allow 2-3 weeks for editing your book.
View a digital version of your book on the Book Builder system.
Allow a minimum of a week to collect orders
Allow 5-7 working days for us to print and deliver your order.
Tips on Timing...
Allow a minimum of five weeks. This time would be significantly less if you are a small group or can dedicate more time to the job. We do not print cook books during the month of November.
Our system provides a range of pre designed layouts that can be adapted and used for a range of purposes.
All page headings and sub headings are editable and can be adapted to your own purpose.
We have a good range of background ideas available in each of our design options including category dividers & useful prepopulated cookbook information pages.
The pages you choose and the order you display them in is really important to producing a successful book.
If you have not started your book we can help you with a custom page - please email email@example.com for further information.
planning & collecting info
You as the Organiser needs to plan how you are going to collect contributions from pupils.
You may want each class or year group to complete a particular section of your book or you may want to take a more random approach...
It is a good idea to send out a letter or email to parents for contributions.
Ask for written contributions along with appropriate photographs to be emailed back to you. This will help you to put the book together quickly.
Recipes can be written in Email or Word and then copied and pasted into our system.
We provide a downloadable/editable recipe collection form for you to print and send out, or email to parents. We also provide a poster for advertising and making more sales:
You can easily check through your work by viewing the digital preview generated by the system.
It is always a good idea to get a third party to look through your book - different people spot different mistakes and many eyes are likely to provide a more thorough safety net.
Suggested Check list:
Spelling is accurate
Formatting is similar across the book
Headings and captions have been added
Photographs are good quality
Photographs & Image
It is never too early to start collecting photographs!
Photo - Quality
Lower quality images can be used in the passport sized boxes. As a guide we recommend a minimum of 1.5MB for any of the photo boxes larger than the passport size. You can check the size of your image by right clicking on an image and selecting properties from the list if you are not sure.
Scanning and /or work saved from Graphic Programs
As long as your work is saved as a JPG these can be uploaded to our system and look great and add a bit of variety. Make sure that you have set your page to an A4 aspect ratio so that the image can be scaled into our photo boxes.
Organise your photographs into themes, events and dates. Add photo pages to your book for these different themes or events, in this way you can add relevant headings and titles.
It is a good idea to have a spread sheet of all the participants in the book and ensure that there are an even number of photos of all pupils across the book (as best as possible).
Ensure you are only using images that you have a right use in your book - this will be a judgement call on your part but always ere on the side of caution if you are unsure.
If you need to get permission from parents to feature a child in your book - please use our photo permission form or check with the school as they may have their own version which covers this.
Use our customisable order form to collect your orders - this is located in the Resources section of our website.
Place your orders using the 'ORDER' button on the Book Creator System. We will email you an invoice with instructions on how to pay.
Should be sent on receipt of invoice. Please ensure you pay promptly so as not to delay your books. A range of payment methods will be outlined for you on your invoice including BACS and Credit Card, if you are paying by cheque please make these payable to 'Cauliflower Group LTD'.