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I’m excited today to feature a company that I have just loved and have had the privilege of knowing since it began. Michelle Huxtable, owner and founder of the company has self published and created every detail of her line of cookbooks and accessories in her company, The Gathering of Friends.
My mom was the first in Utah to rep this line of cookbooks in our wholesale warehouse in Murray, Utah. Back then, we simply couldn’t keep these books in, they were a hit from the start. The Gathering of Friends has since become a worldwide best seller, selling $12.8 million. The series of seven cookbooks feature approximately 1200 recipes. This is pretty amazing considering that the average self published author sells about 250 copies of a book.
So what makes The Gathering of Friends different and such a success? These recipes are easy to follow, everyone can do them. They are presented in a beautiful, impressive way with art and character. Each recipe is plated and photographed on a beautiful tablescape, followed by a tutorial on how to set your table the same way. To make it even easier, there are shopping lists throughout the book and everything can be purchased at the grocery store. I regularly just sit and read the cookbooks and look at the beautiful photographs just to get inspired to create something lovely.
If that wasn’t enough to convince you that these books are fabulous, The Gathering of Friends has recently launched eBooks. Here at Salt Sky we are honored to be part of promoting the launch of these amazing eBooks. The Gathering of Friends spent a year of development to create this unique eBook. They can be purchased and become available on any device that is connected to your email; smart phone, tablet, home computer.
We live in a time where we want everything accessible at our fingertips. Have you ever been in the grocery store and thought, I wish I had brought a list for dinners… well, that would be the perfect time to get out your phone and open your Gathering of Friends eBook and look at the shopping list (it’s already made for you!). While I was sitting down to interview Michelle Huxtable about this new and exciting addition to her company, she sent me a couple of eBooks that downloaded in seconds onto my phone and I’ve looked at them so many times since then.
Now to just put a cherry on top, The Gathering of Friends is the only company out there where you can go to and gift this eBook cookbook! If you think sending ecards and gifts is hard, that’s all going to change now. It is as simple as can be to send these and not only are you sending an eBook cookbook to someone you love BUT you get to send them with a gorgeous card. Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to: www.thegatheringoffriends.com
2. Click on the tab that says eCard eBook/gifts
3. Choose an occasion card
4. You will be taken to a page to login or create an account
5. Easy steps will guide you to write your card and add an ebook to send
6. Choose an email address to send your eCard/eBook to and DONE!
SIMPLE! I can’t even count how many times I’ve been at home and wanted to go out and pick up a quick gift, but the idea of shopping with 4 little ones seemed a little daunting… I love that I can just jump online, pick a beautiful eCard and send someone I’m thinking about, anywhere in the world, a Gathering of Friends eBook that I know they are going to love and use for only $14.99!
I have to tell you one more thing that I think is amazing. If you are a business owner, you can purchase these eBooks wholesale, at a special discount, and send them to your clients or employees. They make such nice corporate gifts. Realtors, physician referrals, and businesses can even upload a spreadsheet of all their clients and their birthdays. The Gathering of Friends will automatically send out an eBook on your client’s special day. What a great gift! For inquiries about purchasing wholesale, click here. (Or click on the wholesale tab at the top of their homepage.)
Our Salt Sky Shop also carries some great products from The Gathering of Friends product line. Check out our shop here.
The Gathering of Friends has been so wonderful and is giving a week worth of giveaways to help us celebrate Mother’s Day and the important women in our lives. Enter to win eBooks, Fabulous Aprons, placemats, napkin holders, cookbook holders and Hardcover Cookbooks! We will be drawing 25 winners! Can you believe it? And if that wasn’t sweet enough, they are giving ALL our readers a FREE eBook when you purchase one! Go to www.thegatheringoffriends.com, add 2 or more eBooks to your cart, at checkout use promo code “2015saltsky” (make sure you click, click to apply, before you checkout and it will give you one of your eBooks free! This offer expires Wednesday, May 6 so hurry and use this special offer for OUR READERS ONLY!
THURSDAY, APRIL 30 enter to win a free eBook AND one for a friend or how about mom since Mother’s Day is around the corner? 5 winners will be drawn!
FRIDAY, MAY 1 enter to win a hardcover cookbook! Valued at $32.50. 5 more winners will be drawn!
SATURDAY, MAY 2 enter to win placemat packages with 2 pkgs coordinating napkins (cocktail & luncheon) valued at $31.00. 5 more winners drawn!
SUNDAY, MAY 3 enter to win a beautiful apron valued at $39.99. 5 winners!
MONDAY, MAY 4 enter to win a cookstand for your cookbook to put on your kitchen counter, valued at $39. 5 winners drawn!
ALL WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015. WE HAVE A NEW RAFFELCOPTER FEATURE THAT RANDOMLY SELECTS ALL OUR WINNERS THAT HAVE ENTERED THE DRAWING SO ENTER AS MANY TIMES AS YOU’D LIKE!