I recognized the chocolate hazelnut cake (my favorite) and thought this jacket cover is a winner! Is there anyway you can have this book published in hard cover, too? What a beautiful representation of all your wonderful dishes. Good Luck!!!
WOW! WOW! WOW! Carmie, its great!!! Can't wait for the finished product.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." – Richard Bach / "Whatever you fight, you strengthen, what you resist, persists." Eckart Tolle A New Earth
Thanks everyone! I am sooooooo thrilled that it's coming to the finishing phase. Yippee!
I just made the hazelnut pie again a couple of days ago and I must say I'm floored every time I eat it. I could live on that stuff! lol
As for a hard cover version, from what I understand, you need to put up a lot of money upfront in order to publish a book. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be a possibility for me. *shrug* Ah well....
Your talents should not go un-noticed. I will search for a publisher for your book. I plan on taking my childrens' book, "What Noise Annoys An Oyster?" to every publishing house in NYC this Fall. I know it's not the traditional way of getting published, but I have a way of cold calling on people that they just can't say no to me. Plus, mentioning Vermont is a shue-in for most anything!
Beautiful. You are so talented that I should think that you would qualify for one of those micro-loans? Can't remember the exact term here but also, I really think that some major publishers should be thinking of getting on the raw food bandwagon with some uncook books - I hope that if you make the effort to contact them that you will be pleasantly surprised. You have such a gift as well as smart for what can be substituted when ingredients are lacking - I think that you underestimate the marketability of the vast knowledge and skills that you have aquired.
Um . . . expand the letters of the title so that they almost fill up the space between the photos and perhaps choose a font that will grab the eye if that one does not - or shadow the letters with a color (red or marigold or robins egg blue?) to draw the eye to the title so there is no confusion as to what they are looking at. This should be an easy sale since people could print it and give it as a gift as it is so pleasing to look at. Maybe a cheaper version with no graphics/photos for those of us on a budget?
Oh yeah, try making the bottom margin a shade larger than the top one and see what that does for the whole look - where it draws the eye.