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View Poll Results: Format for ethinic recipe book
hard cover book 7 53.85%
regular book (no hard cover) 6 46.15%
e-book in PDF form 0 0%
Kindle or iPad format 0 0%
iPhone application 0 0%
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Writing a unique ethnic recipes book - feedback needed

Hi everyone,

I'm writing an ethnic recipes book.. It will have a pretty unique angle to it, definitely healthy recipes. I'm so excited about it!

I have a couple of questions for all you folks that love all kinds of ethnic food.

- Should I write my book in e-book format or in traditional paper book?
- Besides the recipe, what do you like the most in an ethnic recipe book?

I'm interested in ** your ** opinion of what you would prefer, not in what would be convenient for me

Many thanks.

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Old 07-20-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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I am a techie sort of guy. I love my gadgets. I have an iPhone 4 and I have a Kindle, both of which I love. That being said, when it comes to cookbooks I like them in hardcover.

The most important thing for me in a good cookbook, aside from good recipes obviously, is quality color pictures. A cookbook without pictures is not one that really draws me in. There are exceptions to that rule of course, but for the most part that would be something that would be very important to me.

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Thanks GB. We need more of your kind of CEOs :)
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Now if only I could get paid for that position
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:35 PM   #5
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I also prefer a hardcover cookbook. In addition to great photos of the finished dishes, I really appreciate some histories of the region and the specific dishes. This helps you understand why things evolved as they did.

Above all else, test the recipes and have others test the recipes in their homes with their gear to ensure the work.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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Me three for hardcover cookbooks

....that being said, I take my favourite recipes out of those books and enter them into my recipe program so the books stay clean and I can manipulate the servings, etc.
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Old 07-21-2010, 01:54 PM   #7
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I prefer my cookbooks coil bound so I can open to the recipe I want without messing with the hard cover. I also agree with the pictures bit GB mentioned.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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I prefer my cookbooks coil bound so I can open to the recipe I want without messing with the hard cover. I also agree with the pictures bit GB mentioned.
That is awesome feedback. So I could conceivably either ship coil-bound or create an e-book which folks can print and put into a binder.

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Old 07-21-2010, 02:03 PM   #9
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I agree with coil bound, and lots of pictures.
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I agree with coil bound, and lots of pictures.
I prefer a three ring binder format. it has a spine that can be printed. Coil bound books are easy to use, but they are 'good citizens' on the book shelf as you can't read the title of the book.
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