Today on several blogs I read about another book for Charity called Our Grannies Recipes.
Our Grannies’ Recipes is a production of Mercier Press Ltd. (www.mercierpress.ie). They have opened a website especially for this production and describe it as:
A site that gathers together the recipes that have been favourites of Irish families for generations. Using the recipes posted on the site, Mercier Press will publish a book called Our Grannies’ Recipes in October 2008 as a hardback priced at €14.99. For every copy sold Mercier will donate a royalty to Age Action Ireland
I almost posted a recipe, but then stopped to think a little more about it!
Mercier Press publishes books as a business, right? If I went to them to publish a book they would have reams of regulations about my or their rights to the final publication. ‘Money’ would play a Big part in the discussion e.g. how much minimum I might expect for say 100 copies sold, or 1,000 copies or even 10,000 copies and how many copies per print run. The cut that Mercier Press required would also be mentioned I am sure.
At this stage of the proceedings for ‘Our Grannies Recipes’ I am sure that within Mercier Press all the money issues have been sorted, particularly the %-age for the Charity chosen. Note I said %, now is it O%, 1%, 51% or 99% I wonder?
Before I contribute to any charity I like to know how much ACTUALLY goes to the charity and how much is spent on Administration.
When this is made clear I will reconsider whether or not to contribute!
What do you think?
Thank you Eoin for your speedy reply on behalf of Mercier Press to my blog post and the comment I made on your site.
Please see comments below for the update.