So, it’s been nearly two months since the Ultimate Simple Healthy Fresh cookbook fund was started on gofundme and within 4 weeks, raised $445 by 13 friends! Then nothing else since.
After four weeks of posting, begging, pleading, marketing, publicizing across 11 or 12 social networks for any type of donation, it was apparent that no one else was going to donate. So, instead of continual pushing and wasting more time and energy, the goal was re-evaluated and reduced.
What the goal was originally was to publish a 400 page cookbook with 200 recipes, each with a full-color picture, a large introduction with pictures, chapter essays with others thrown in now and again with the recipes, with full-color hardback cover. Which would have cost the $2000 for 50 copies. There were two roads: should there be an ongoing fundraiser for months and months with no end in sight, ergo, no cookbook getting published? Or should the goal be reevaluated to something more realistic?
So, quite a few people suggested an alternate fundraiser for the cookbook, a much cheaper version. Mystically, all of the friends suggested the same thing. What it was, was a scaled down cookbook–still with over 200 recipes, but no longer having pictures with each recipe, no essays, just straight recipes and a scaled down introduction.
Maybe a publisher will be interested in my original version, IF this one sells and garners enough interest in the cookbook world.
Who knows, stranger things have happened.