Thanks for all the feedback! It has been invaluable. I’ll experiment especially with some different fonts. Out of interest, does anyone have any font recommendations (although I’ve got a few that I think will work).
What does Baking Magic 1 and 2 look like?
Here are the covers of Baking Magic 1 & 2.
Back when I released them, badge designs were popular on Kindle recipe books. But they have become dated now, so I will redesign these covers to match this ice cream one, as they seem a little tacky.
Why not photograph your own cover? Are your recipes also going to have pictures? Is the recipe for this cake in the book?
I don’t have a camera (or camera phone) at the moment. The photo I have used on the cover is for a recipe in the book. Kindle recipe books generally don’t have photos. Most of them are read on B&W devices, so the photos don’t look nice. Plus they take up bandwidth. When books include them, they usually get complaints in the reviews.
Who is Cake Fairy?
The Cake Fairy is my fiction series of cozy mystery books about a cake maker who solves crimes with her cat. A selection of cake is featured in each book, so the recipe books collect them allowing my readers to make the treats they read about. I mention the Cake Fairy on the recipe books to show that there is a connection to the fiction books. In practice though, it seems most of my readers prefer reading about cakes rather than making them, so I am considering dropping the link between the fiction books and the cookbooks.