OK, so I want my cookbook to be a success. I want people to be interested in it, so how am I going to let them know about it? Advertise, advertise, advertise!!!! Easier said than done. But done nevertheless.
At first I didn't know where to start. I toyed with the idea of a blog. I researched how to get a book published, self published versus using publishing house (that's another blog post in itself). I was becoming overwhelmed. So I took the bull by the horns and just went for it. The blog came first followed by links on my face book and emails to all my friends. Fliers were designed by my boyfriend and were dotted around book stores, coffee shops and public libraries. Wherever there was a notice board a flier went up. They were even posted to my sister in England!! I know that I will have to keep advertising through out the whole process so my thoughts are now heading to farmers markets and food fairs.
The process has been so exciting, but the hard work is yet to come. I keep dreaming of having a book launch party for my family and friends. Guess what's mainly on my mind? Which canapes I can serve? Bruschetta with our home grown tomatoes, stuffed mushrooms, chicken satay with hot peanut sauce, baked brie, cold meet platters, baked figs with proscutto, the list is endless. I'm obsessed, but I'm loving it