Publishing A Cookbook

What could be more delicious that compiling your favorite family recipes and then delivering that gift to family members and friends? Publishing a cookbook is a powerful way to preserve the past and the present, sharing not only recipes but even wonderful stories. This is true for individuals and for organizations interested in gathering great food ideas and sharing them for fun and even profit. Those who are in the process of collecting and preparing recipes for print, or have them almost ready for book form will enjoy instructor Martha Lostrom’s guidance, tips and encouragement to get your book to the printer. In a one-day, hands on workshop, students will learn about the design and print process, copyright and marketing plans, writing to your audience and more. A special celebrity chef will be on-hand during the lunch break to give students extra pointers.

The class will be held at the Centre for the Arts in Centreville, Maryland on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is a discount for early registration before October 30, $75 for Arts Council members or $95 for non-members. The fee for registration after October 29 is $100 for members and $120 for non-members.

Martha Lostrum, president of the Inprint Communications LLC in Stevensville, is publisher and editor in chief of several national and regional association publications. Former catalog manager of Sturbridge Yankee Workshop (10 million catalogs annually), she specializes in publication launches and publishing/postal issues, marketing materials and tight budget promotions.

The Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm, or by calling 410.758.2520, online,, or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to promoting, expanding and sustaining the arts.