Who has time to keep up with all the tips and irresistible stories on the Internet?
Now you do! I’ve saved you hours by aggregating this tomato-sauce colored list of links about food and recipe writing, successful bloggers, book promotion, and freelance writing opportunities — all to read at your leisure, or right now, if you can’t resist.
This list first appeared in my last quarterly newsletter, a free compendium of links like this. If you’d like to subscribe, please sign up here. If you’re already a reader, thank you! You’ll find a few bonus links at the bottom.
- A profile of super-successful food blogger Non Nom Paleo shows her creativity with a cookbook, an app, merchandise, and details her huge following.
- Does this sound familiar? How an author tackled her first cookbook.
- And this one about writing a cookbook manuscript.
- Have you just self-published a book? Read What’s In Your Media Kit? and
- How to Market Your New Book.
- Have you fantacized about a job at a big food magazine, testing recipes? Here’s what a recipe editor does at Bon Appetit.
- More people are buying self-published books, especially if they’re priced right.
- There’s a new prize for food-related books: The Art of Eating prize. Entries close November 30.
- If you need to do recipe conversions, thank Clotilde Dusoulier. She has done most of them for you!
- Read this if you want to know about emerging food trends.
- Want more readers? Focus on Facebook, says the London Telegraph.
- The worldwide magazine Four will now publish a US edition featuring the country’s leading chefs.
- How Pinterest Fosters Creativity, from Wired magazine, featuring food blogger Gaby Dalkin.
- Free guides for authors on writing, promoting and selling. Just download.
- For an example of a strong voice, read Josh Osersky’s piece on what it takes to become a food writer.
- I love this list of banned food words from Series Eats.
- You’ll want to avoid them if you plan to pitch Serious Eats a story idea.
Bonus: For newsletter readers, read these new links:
- Just in time for the holidays: A food style guide from AP.
- A cookbook author shares her experiences in writing recipes, comparing her style to those of famous writers and publications.
- If you’re a food blogger, you’ll want to read A Lawyer’s Guide to Defending Your Online Content.
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See you this weekend at FoodFightWrite in Las Vegas? I’ll be talking about recipe writing and food writing ethics. Come say hi.