Well, I've been cooking up COOKBOOK-L's new home at TypePad next door to where CookBookie lives. I decided COOKBOOK-L needs its own space, so it gets a blog of its own. Yesterday evening and today I've been assembling and tweaking it.
I started COOKBOOK-L a few years ago when I was a semi-newbie online. Besides just loving cookbooks and wanting a nice place to play, I planned to use it as a low key marketing vehicle for my book, the Zondervan Family Cookbook, and to sell cookbooks I'd bought from someone closing down their cookbook newsletter.
But, one of my early subscribers, a very nice guy, wanted to help cookbook lovers who didn't have a lot of money buy lots of books. He offered a substantial discount for just about any cookbook available from wholesalers. I couldn't compete with his discounted books, at least not and make any profit, and I couldn't ask him not to do it. It was a special project for him, and he was very generous and sincere. So, I still have those books in my basement, in closed plastic boxes, keeping very fresh and new. Want some?
Meanwhile, COOKBOOK-L continues as a special place to talk cookbooks with others, share information, and buy and sell a bit on Market Day (Wednesday). There are now, as of this minute, 279 cookbook enjoying subscribers on the list. When you subscribe, there will be 280.