The complete package

Create a Cookbook is a self-publishing company offering a complete package to help users create stunning cookbooks. Quality is everything and we've earned a reputation of producing cookbooks that rival any professional cookbook both in design and print quality.

We've taken the hard work out of creating a cookbook offering a great selection of beautiful ready-made cookbook designs. Sign up today, pick a template and start adding your treasured recipes. Enter recipes direct into your template and invite family, friends, colleagues or your community to submit their recipes too via the online recipe form on our website. 

For more details read our FAQs.


Predesigned templates

Cookbook templates eliminate the daunting task of having to create a design from scratch. Our designs are beautiful and can be viewed in the gallery section.

Your recipes

You can either type your recipes directly into your template or via the online recipe form. Invite others to submit recipes via the online form too. Once you've received your recipes, we import them into your template in chapter order ready for you to do a final edit, add personal images and of course unlimited images from our photo library too.

Cover types

Choose from 6 different cover types
Wire-bind softcover
Wire-bind hardback
Hardback fabric combination
Ebook cover (select this option if you are not printing your cookbook)

Book sizes

We have introduced true square sizes. A true square is a free add-on and can be selected from the Small square, Large Square and Coffee table sizes. Refer to the pricing calculator for more details.

A5 (14x21cm)
Small Square (17x20cm) or true square (17x17cm)
Portrait (19x25cm)
Large Square (21x25cm) or true square (21x21cm)
A4 (21x29cm)
Coffee Table (25x28cm)  or true square (25x25cm)
Ebook (19x25cm)


View the different types of add-ons we offer to make your cookbook even more professional. Examples include embossed text on the cover with a gloss finish. A fold-in front and back flap for the softcover and wire-bind range. Add a dust jacket to protect your cover and for that extra special touch, inlcude one or more ribbons to the hardback range.

Adobe InDesign

If you have design skills and prefer to design your cookbook using Adobe InDesign, we can supply printer specifications. You supply the final print ready PDF artwork and we print and ship the book for you. There is no need to sign up.

Alternatively, if you do sign up, you can use the online recipe form to receive recipes and paste them direct into your InDesign template. You also have access to our food and background image library and our team can do the final check on your behalf and create a print ready PDF file.

Personal images

There's no limit to the quantity of personal images and drawings you can add to your cookbook.

More than just a cookbook

Creating a book doesn't just have to be about food. Create a book showcasing your region or annual event. The possibilities are endless. Feature images of your local area inlcluding historical images and the stories behind them. You may be lucky enough to live in a tourist location. We have lots of page templates to choose from to suit your needs. You can bypass adding recipes,  but instead add  text direct into one of our designed templates and change the look and feel to create  your unique book.

Free stock food image library

As part of the package, you have access to 1000s of free professionally-styled images.

Beautiful backgrounds

Spice up your cookbook by adding background images from our library. Choose from 1000’s of different backgrounds including textures and patterns to feature behind your recipes. *For all users printing their cookbook.

Cookbook fundraiser

Make your cookbook fundraiser 100% risk free by adding sponsorship and pre-sales. As part of your package you can also request our fundraiser kit with contract and pre-sale templates, ready to print flyers and posters and suggested prices to charge local business. You will also receive a complete guide to the various types of sponsorship and how to market and distribute your book making sure you sell them all in a short period of time.  Feedback shows us that local sponsors are happy to support communities, as they feel they are also getting something in return. Aim high, raising thousands of $$$$ for your cause.

Pre-sales combined with sponsorship have the potential of raising ALL, if not, most of the funds needed before layout, printing and shipping. Adding a chapter at the back of your cookbook called "sponsorship directory" is the most popular way to pre-fund your fundraising cookbook project. Most local businesses are happy to support their local community, and in turn, they also benefit from advertising their business in your beautiful cookbook.

Fundraiser guide

There's lots of ways to raise sponsorship for your cookbook. Download our fundraiser guide showing you different types of sponsorship for your cookbook fundraiser. Potentially you can raise not just 1000s, but 10s of 1000s of dollars. We've had schools and organisations who've raised over $250,000. Amazing!


Customer support

Contact us by email is your best option. We're known for replying promptly to all enquiries. Want to speak to someone direct? We're available to chat live between 9 to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Fill in the CONTACT US form or email us to organise an appointment.

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Contact details

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