I want to write a cookbook for a family cookbook that maybe I might want to try and publish depending on how it turns out. Something that will make them want to be more healthy and eat better with tips and tricks. I've found some recipe's but when I went to ask for permission to use them, one place wanted $50. One place said I could use it in a mass email, magazine, newspaper, but not a book. If I were to change some of the ingredients (like my mashed potatoes don't have to be GARLIC mashed potatoes) and the wording of the directions - would that make it my own enough to not be copywriting?Answer Question
Answer by knagsmom at 5:18 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
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Answer by ashleyaction at 5:25 PM on Jan. 10, 2011
Augsmom, I am not trying to discourage you from writing a cookbook, however, if your only intent is to make your family members eat healthier, then it is not going to happen. People will eat what they want. If they want to eat fried southern food, then that is what they are going to eat. If they want to eat healthier, then they will eat healthier. You writing a cookbook is not going to change how they eat. If they wanted to eat healthier then they would have bought a cookbook for healthy foods.
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