I would like to share my story with other authors who are interested in publishing a cookbook.
So, I’ve decided to pursue an opportunity to share my platform on a larger scale at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival whose mission is “Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration.” However, the journey to getting to SXSW will not be an easy one and I will be facing some extremely competitive panels—this year they have received over 3,000 speaking proposals!. In order to give the judges an opportunity to review my proposal, I need your help! I need you to vote for my workshop and share with your friends, family and social networks!
My platform is to help others design and self-publish an award winning cookbook. When I set out on the journey in 2006, I had no idea what to expect or the effort that was required to design a cookbook that could land a distribution deal with one of the biggest distributors in the nation! I researched everything and explored all options from Print-On-Demand (POD), to e-Publishing to traditional publishing, each path was different and many required that I compromise quality in order to keep costs down. So, with my partner and Creative Director at my side, I set out on a path to go at it alone and deliver a cookbook that my readers would enjoy!
In our workshop we will expose our mistakes made, challenges, and other important details on self-publishing a book that competes with the big boys especially those with beautiful photos.
So please, please, help me! In fact, after you vote for my panel, please share with your friends via any social network of choice and use the hashtag #HelpMeRhonda. Please click this link or the image to vote for my panel: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38347