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    Hi! I'm currently in the process of designing my own cookbook. I would love to get it published some day.

    does anyone have any tip
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    It has to be something that hasn't already been done. Needs to be different from others.
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    Make sure your recipes are very clear, break it into sections (e.g breakfasts, baking, chicken dishes etc) and pictures are very important! People are very visual when it comes to food. Generally speaking if a recipe doesn’t show me a picture, I don’t use it.
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    Make sure your recipes are very clear, break it into sections (e.g breakfasts, baking, chicken dishes etc) and pictures are very important! People are very visual when it comes to food. Generally speaking if a recipe doesn’t show me a picture, I don’t use it.
    There's an art in photographing food so that it looks nice, unless you use a professional food photographer who knows all the tricks of the trade it'll immediately look amateur.

    I think it's quite a tough time for paper based publishers, people can get more recipes than they could ever use for nothing off the internet and so nothing has become what people expect to pay for recipies and cooking information. I think you'll struggle to get it published unless you're a celebrity or you get some really original gimmick.

    What drives cook book sales afaict is television - see what the GBBO did for sales of baking books... course the presenters anticipate this and get their book deals sorted early, I think people buy those books to feel that they've 'bought in' to a successful TV series as much as for the recipes and information.
 
 
 
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