Monday, December 29, 2008

The Vegan Dad Cookbook: The Printed Version

Over the holidays I made a black and white (and pictureless) version of my cookbook, for those of you who want an actual book you can hold in your hand. It's not as flashy as the .pdf version, but it has all the recipes. You can always look up the recipes on the blog if you want to see what the dish looks like. I have also made a black and white download available for those who want to bypass the colour printing altogether.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great! But...I already downloaded and purchased the original version. Which unfortunately I cannot have printed or bound anytime soon because it costs too much money! Is there any chance those of us who purchased the original can download the black and white, pictureless copy for free? I feel bad asking but I didn't realize how much it would cost to print the original version.

Vegan Dad said...

Anon,
Send me an email at vegandadDOTblogspotATgmailDOTcom (replacing the DOT with actual dots, and the AND with @)

Suzi said...

I have the same problem! I downloaded the original and then found out the price to print it would be close to $80! I would have waited to buy the actual book if I would have known you were working on that. Is there anyway of getting the black and white version to print?

Vegan Dad said...

Suzi (and anyone else),
If you purchased the colour version and cannot print it at home, or it is too expensive, send me an email at the address I posted in the above comment. I did not plan to do a black and white version at all, but many people have commented about the expense of colour printing.

Liz said...

What great timing! I've been moved to start looking into vegan family cooking - a real challenge with a husband who barely tolerates any veggie not supported by a pork product, a picky 3 year old, and a 15-month old who would rather only drink milk all day. Your cookbook gives me hope. I'm starting them out gently ... we'll see how it goes.

A question: pediatric recommendations are for 1 y.o. to have whole milk for the higher fat content to support the massive neural development happening this year. I'm inclined to leave her with her whole milk until she's two and then switch her to light soy with the rest of us. Do you have any thoughts/resources on this?

thanks for an awesome book. Self-publishing is a labor of love, and I hope the karmic rewards surround you and your family.

Diana said...

What a good guy you are to do this!

kristina said...

Hi, i got the pdf, and only printed the cover in color and did the pages black and white and it was under 20$. with $1.17 for color pages and .17 cents for b & w. [i also paid 3.00 for a comb binding] hope that helps, i live in washington state.
and vegan dad; i love it, i'm gathering ingredients now and am making a recipe every few days!

Amberlin said...

I just bought this and am so excited to get to work on some recipes! First thing, pita bread. Mmmmm....

Thank you so much for pulling it all together!

Kate Alexis Clausen said...

As soon as I can I am buying your book! What an inspiration!

Cynthia said...

Will you be publishing the book, too -- through traditional publishing channels? Personally, I'd love the color version with all the great pictures, but the cost seems pretty high. If I could order it on Amazon, I would prefer to do that.

Vegan Dad said...

Liz,
Yes, my understanding is that kids under two need a high fat diet. The best thing for kids is breast milk during that time. I don't want to dispense anything that sounds like medical advice, so I would talk to your pediatrician.

Cynthia,
No plans to actually publish the book. Maybe in the far off future.

Jamie Wilcox said...

I'm thinking about writing a cookbook.
About how much money did it cost to have the books made?

Vegan Dad said...

Jamie,
Once you upload your files to the site, Lulu prints them only when someone orders them. Prices vary depending on the grade of paper you choose, colour versus black and white, etc. Of course, there is shipping on top of that. It's not the greatest way to publish, but short of getting an actual book deal, it's not bad. There is a price calculator somewhere in the site.