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We compiled this cookbook many years ago, but like many community cookbooks, it never goes out of style, and just becomes more beloved with time. Enjoy this glimpse into DG history and feel free to shout out your favorite DG recipes from the book. (How many of us bought the printed cookbook? I still have mine!!!)
I suggest it be put on the Voting Booth , and run it for a month so more members can see it and in hardback version .I will order a minimum of six for the females in my family .Maybe with enough votes , we can get another book .We could have a separate, special voting booth to run it that long .
I will ask again, but I am not terribly hopeful that anyone is willing or able to take on this project - there's the expense of printing the books, storing them and processing each order as it comes in.
Well, I had hoped that I might have some good news, but I'm afraid I don't.
Here are the two possibilities I researched:
1. Lightningsource is a print-on-demand company located in Nasvhille (they are an arm of Ingram Publishing.) After digging into the fine print, I determined they are a resource for publishers, booksellers and libraries...and we are not any of those.
Even if we could create a format that is acceptable to them, they will not print and ship direct to customers/purchasers. It would be cost-prohibitive to have them print/ship each book ordered to Internet Brands in California, and have someone on staff to take on the task of reshipping each book to the actual buyer.
2. Morris Press is the company that originally printed the cookbook. They will do a reprint of a book less than 10 years old...but the catch is you must order 100 books for a reprint. And that would require us to pre-sell 100 copies, and then have someone willing to process the payments and ship all the books. As I recall, it took a while to sell all the cookbooks the first time around...I don't see us getting 100 orders for a reprint. Even if we did, we'd still face the problem of finding someone who could stop their regular routine to ship each book.
I'm sorry guys, but it just doesn't look like this a reprint is possible, at least with the resources available to us in 2014.