Sunday, July 24, 2011
25 Delicious Meals in Under 30 Minutes
Author: Megan Sara Jones
Genre: Non-Fiction Cookbook
How long it's been on sale: March 29th, 2011
Current price: $.99
Marketing: Facebook, Kindle Writers Cafe, Contact list
Total sold so far: 17
Link to book on Amazon: 25 Delicious Meals in Under 30 Minutes
Non Fiction by Megan Sara Jones. A little book of 25 delicious recipes that are easily prepared in 30 minutes or less. Great meals in no time at all, using ingredients that are readily available.Good ideas for busy people.
First 300 Words:
This is a collection of 25 recipes which are easily prepared in 30 minutes or less. They are all delicious as well as being ready in no time!
All of them serve four and all of them can be made using ingredients that are readily available.
Some of them require preparation beforehand and I have made a note of this. This can either be done before you leave for work or prepared the night before and refrigerated.
I have compiled these because whilst I like to cook, sometimes I just don't have the time or inclination to stand in the kitchen!
Vicki's Comments: I think the cover design is holding this book back. The black doesn't say "Cookbook" at all to me, and most of the time cook book covers are bright and cheery. I'd go looking at different cookbook covers to get some ideas. Sometimes they tile different photos too, so you can get more ideas of what is inside the book.
I've never done this, but here are two covers for cookbooks that I found appealing. Maybe they will give some inspiration.
The description could be better too. I would like to know at least some of the names of the recipes in the book. In fact, I downloaded the sample just to see what kinds of things I would get and the first recipe sounded like something my kids would really love, and it's such a quick and easy thing. I might put the first recipe in the description to give potential buyers a "taste" so to speak of what is in the book.
Judging from what I found in the sample, I think these recipes are good and I don't think the issue is in the quality of what you're giving. (With the one possible exception being the number of recipes, you're competing with other low priced books with more recipes. The fact that you get 25 here might be hurting a little bit when other books have 101 recipes, or 500 in them.)
All in all, I think a new cover and more description of what you get in the blurb will help this book tremendously. And some word of mouth, once people start making these and enjoying them.
In fact, I just bought the book and will let everyone know if my picky eaters love them!
What do you guys think?