Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Fry Bacon. Add Onions Gets an Interactive Table of Contents

During a recent Amazon Select Free Promo of my cookbook/memoir Fry Bacon. Add Onions over 11,000 copies of the book were downloaded. This was exciting because it boosted the overall ranking of the book and sales have picked up both for the digital version and for the paperback. However, a few people made the suggestion that an interactive Table of Contents would make the digital book more useful for most users. This was not something I had ever thought of before.

So, because I thought it would be an interesting addition, I learned how to create such a thing and spent the last several days creating links to all the chapters, essays, and most of the recipes in the book. Most of the recipes have their own link but in a few places where recipes were grouped I made links that said something like "Three Italian Sausage Soups" or "Two Meringue Pies." Since the recipes are short you don't have to do much scrolling to find them. I also added a few photographs because people told me they wished they could see them. Of course there are not as many as in the paperback version but it is a nice sampling.

So, within 24 hours the revised book should be live. If you previously downloaded it and want to get the new version all you have to do is go to your Manage My Kindle feature on your Amazon page and re-download the file and you will get the new one at no extra cost.

As I have been working on my new project, The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Marienstadt Stories I have been thinking about a new cookbook. One of the characters in these stories is Lola Eckert, a beautiful woman who owns Lola's Strudel Shop. Everyday she makes and serves soups, muffins, quick breads, and fabulous desserts of her own creation. As I was sorting through my recipe collection looking for ideas for Lola to serve I had an idea to put them in a cookbook called Luscious, Cream, Spicy & Sweet: Lola's Romantic Treats.

I really need another project....

Thanks for reading.

1 comment:

  1. Those are some impressive stats on downloads. I am going to have to check out this cookbook.


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