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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… #CookerySOS

#CookerySOS Xmas Book

Following on from the success of #CookerySOS, we’ve created a special limited edition to help you get through the Christmas cooking easily and affordably!

We travelled up very early only a couple of Sunday’s ago to catch up with John, drop off some more books (as he had sold out) and to photograph “a couple of dishes” for the download. What followed was a feast for the senses! We started with the Orange Carrots and Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese. In between shots we were trying to convince Stanley the Santa hat was a good look – he didn’t really buy it! The Cranberry Sausages are also another of my favourites from when we went up to Blackpool to photograph these great dishes in the #CookerySOS Christmas kitchen. The cover shot with Stanley the Ice Cold Pooch was just the icing on the Christmas Cake! What you can’t tell from the cover pic is how quickly Stanley could use his paw to get his Santa hat back off! Then it was onwards to an afternoon of sweet delights!

The #CookerySOS Christmas download takes you from defrosting a turkey through to party nibbles and all points in-between. My personal favourite are the Marzipan Snowballs that are so easy and yet so amazing fresh and christmassy I fell in love with them at first bite! It also has really helpful conversion tables and tips for each recipe to take the stress out of Christmas cooking!

We’ve included lots of help for those who may not have cooked a Christmas dinner before – making this book ideal for students, new carers and even new parents! I can’t wait to be curled up with my mug of Festive Latte (or as some would say a bucket)… and now with a Marzipan Snowball with raspberries! A real treat for Santa this Christmas!

My kitchen will certainly be smelling festive this Christmas!

Download your copy today for a £5 donation!

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Backwards by Design

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If you’ve read our post Why you should contact us BEFORE your book is finished, you’ll be aware of why it pays to contact us before finalising your book.

Now we have a new reason – design inspiring writing.

Following our initial concepts for a client, they decided not to use the concepts provided for their original book. Instead, they will be producing a new title informed by our concept. This will lead to a new way of writing for this genre, as well as a title which will carry its design ethics through into it’s content and filling a gap in it’s market.
I’m excited to see where this will lead, as already the book is sure to be visually stimulating as well as intellectually inspiring.

Working Backwards

By starting with the design first, a project could arrive at a new outcome. Although this route could be perceived as backwards, I’m sure this could help many other potential authors over the “blank page syndrome”. By setting up a template onto which to hang your content, writing your book can become faster and more streamlined.
So if you know what genre of book you want to publish, we can help you by providing you with a framework for writing through design. This route is particularly useful for those looking to develop workbooks and other interactive formats as well as being ideal for creating stunning eBooks for iPad and similar platforms.

Watch this space for some stunning designs that are sure to inspire!

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