How to get your cookbook published

How to get your cookbook published

Are you bursting with ideas and know you have a cookbook inside you, but don’t know how to make it happen? Come along to this workshop and learn from the best! Top commissioning editors share their tips and advice – what do they look for? What grabs their eye, piques their interest?

It has been said that everyone has a book inside them; perhaps ’yours’ is a cookbook? If you are a creative cook, food blogger or just plain food fanatic, find out how to get your cookbook published from our expert panel of publishing professionals. Our panel, comprised of two agents and two commissioning editors with nearly a century of combined experience, will provide their tips and advice for standing out as well as the role, reach and relevance of cookbooks today. Enjoy supper and a few glasses of wine while drinking in the wisdom of these publishing lions.

After 20 years as a publishing editor for Waterstone's, Harrap, BBC Books and Headline, Heather Holden-Brown founded hhb agency ltd in 2005. Their clients include, Lidgate's, Ching He Huang, Rosemary Shrager, Jane Lovett, Howard Middleton, Norman Musa and Annabel Woolmer, Silla Bjerrum and Trine Hahnemann

Borra Garson has run her agency for over 20 years working with some of the UK’s most famous chefs including Gary Rhodes, John Torode, Jamie Oliver, Levi Roots and Tom Kerridge. Her genuine love of cookbooks and cookery TV is what drives her to continue helping her clients either to land their first publishing deal, or form sound strategies for longevity in this very competitive publishing area.

Denise Bates is Group Publishing Director at Octopus Books, part of Hachette. She previously worked at Ebury, part of Random House, and at HarperCollins. Cookery publishing has always been her professional and personal passion and during her career she has published authors ranging from The River Café and Moro to Madhur Jaffrey and Diana Henry.

Eleanor Maxfield Senior Commissioning Editor for Octopus specialising in cookery and wellness books. Recent titles include ITV's Eat Shop Save with medicinal chef Dale Pinnock, Zoe Adjonyoh's Zoe's Ghana Kitchen and Louise Parker's ‘The Louise Parker Method for getting red carpet ready in 6 weeks.’

So - Foodie instagrammers, keen home cooks, professional chefs and bloggers this is your chance to meet and mingle with the best in Cookbook publishing.  Limited places available so don’t miss out!

Thursday 13th September at 7.30pm. Ginger Whisk.
Tickets £35 each and include a light supper and glass of wine.

To book tickets click hereYou will be taken to The Chiswick Book Festival booking page where you will see a list of events in date order. Scroll down until you find this event and click to book.

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