Bookstore shelves are packed with cookbooks suited for every occasion, so what is going to make yours stand out from the crowd? Is it a great design? Innovative structure? Funny narrative weaved throughout? Whichever route you choose to go down, it’s important to have a touch of pizzazz to make bookshop dwellers reach for yours over another. We pulled a few of our favourites from the shelf to work out what it is about these best-sellers that bumps them to the top of everyone’s list.Read More
10 Bookshop Cafes around Australia
The combination of a good book and a cup of tea is about as iconic as strawberries and cream, or Sonny and Cher. Though, few cafes allow you the freedom to choose a book off the shelves, kick back with a good coffee or a cuppa and treat yourself to a little something from the bakery while taking in the literary greats all in the same place.
Publishing a cookbook may seem, to some, like a walk in the park. A process filled with testing recipes, taking a few beautiful photos, a little editing here and there and, voila - a best seller!Read More
Just like any other field, the publishing industry is full of lingo, terms and phrases that can easily baffle newcomers or just the average Joe. However, dear friend, we want nothing more than for you to feel cool, calm and collected when you approach the Smudge Publishing team with your book dream. So, here is a list of dinky phrases that will help you to understand the process and maybe even point out some stuff that you should have considered before you dive into a book project.Read More