About Us


Pages from the Rise & Dine cookbook by Marcy Claman


For more than 20 years, it has been our passion and our privilege to bring manuscripts to life.

We made a big splash in the publishing world with Rise & Dine: Savory Secrets from America’s Bed & Breakfast Inns. It was widely praised as “the best of the bed and breakfast compilation cookbooks,” nominated for a Benjamin Franklin Book Award, carried by all the major booksellers and wholesalers, featured in Book-of-the-Month and Scholastic Adult book clubs, and became a North American bestseller. A spin-off book for Canada, multiple printings, and new editions followed. Not bad for our first book!

We went on to publish many other successful cookbooks, including two best-selling cookbooks by Food Network TV chef Michael Smith (Open Kitchen and The Inn Chef). We also published The Spice is Right, the first cookbook by award winning food writer Monica Bhide. Monica has gone on to be published by Simon & Schuster and Random House. She has written for The Washington Post and Gourmet, to name a few.

After many requests, we began to offer our award-winning book publishing services to fundraising organizations and self publishing authors. We became one of the first independent publishers to expand into book self publishing.

Over the years, we have built up expertise in other subjects. These include children’s picture books and children's board books; art and photography coffee table books; and, textbooks, business books, and how-to books.

Today, we still love making books. We are dedicated to providing the best book publishing services to help you make your own big splash in the publishing world.

Our awards

TABASCO® COMMUNITY COOKBOOK AWARD WINNER for New Albany Ohio Cooking with Friends: A Signature Collection

INTERNATIONAL HERB ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD WINNER for My Favorite Herb: How North America's Great Chefs Savor the Flavor of Herbs, which includes such famous chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Alice Waters

CUISINE CANADA COOKBOOK AWARD WINNER for Open Kitchen: A Chef's Day at The Inn at Bay Fortune by Food Network TV chef Michael Smith

SOUTHEASTERN MUSEUM ASSOCIATION GOLD MEDAL WINNER for The Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Wallace B. Rogers Collection

GOLD QUILL AWARD® WINNER for A Farewell to Featherwagons children’s picture book

NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARD FINALIST for Talk Turkey to Me: A Good Time in the Kitchen Talking Turkey and All the Trimmings

IBPA BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BOOK DESIGN AWARD FINALIST for Rise & Dine: Savory Secrets from America's Bed & Breakfast Inns

Our media mentions

Callawind books have been written up in hundreds of magazines and newspapers and featured on national TV and radio, including:

Magazines: Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, Restaurant Hospitality, Real Simple, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Canadian Living, Chatelaine

Newpapers: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, The Miami Herald, The Associated Press (AP), National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Montreal Gazette

TV: Food Network, ABC, PBS, HGTV, CTV, Global, Rogers

Radio: Talk America, Business Day, CBC, CJAD



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