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How to Publish a Digital Cookbook

Jul 27th, 2020 by Issuu

Whether you’re an at-home chef or a world-class pro, publishing a cookbook online allows for the digital storage of valuable recipes and a simple way to distribute them for continued use. With Issuu, cooks of all kinds can turn their cookbooks digital instantly. Keep reading to learn how Issuu can transform your recipes into ready-to-publish content for every digital channel, format, and device. Now sharing those family-favorite recipes has never been so easy.

Step 1: Gather Your Content

The first step in creating a digital cookbook is to gather all of the content, recipes, and imagery you’d like to include within. The days of endless paper recipes and flimsy bound cookbooks are behind us. Once you’ve determined the recipes you want to include within your digital cookbook, transfer your content into digital-ready content. Not sure where to start? Thankfully, here at Issuu, we’ve created a range of digital templates ready to be used by brands, bloggers, and creators of all kinds. Chem them out here. Simply download the templates and insert all of those beloved recipes in one place.

Step 2: Publish on Issuu as a PDF Flipbook

Next, publish your digital cookbook to Issuu as a Flipbook. With Issuu, you can transform a simple PDF into a totally immersive experience. Think: embedded links to your favorite ingredients, on-screen videos of you cooking your recipes, and the ability to reformat your recipes for short-form distribution and social posting. Additionally, by publishing to Issuu you can then insert your cookbook to a website or blog instantly.

Step 3: Reformat and Redistribute Your Cookbook

With Issuu, you can now publish your cookbook once and reformat for simple distribution across platforms. Here’s how:

  • Articles

With Issuu Stories, you can reformat your long-form cookbook into short-form recipes. No need to flip through pages and pages when you’re hoping to share one specific recipe. Is your friend looking for your famous holiday ham recipe? With Issuu Stories, now you can instantly share a direct link to specific recipes that can easily be viewed on mobile or a desktop.

  • Social Posts

Looking to share step-by-step instructions of your recipe? With Visual Stories it’s easy. By downloading the Issuu App for iOS and Android or the Issuu x Adobe InDesign Plugin, you can create eye-catching Visual Stories recipes in no time. Combine visual elements with concise text that will walk through the recipes to make cooking simple.

Social Sharing

By publishing a digital cookbook, now it’s simple to share your recipes to social. Either share a link to your entire cookbook or easily post your Article Stories or Visual Stories to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more!

Happy cooking!

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