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Publishing Master Course Outline

Determine Book Subject

Choosing a subject for your cookbook can be a stressful endeavor. You are deciding what you will be working on for the next several months and the subject you pick will have a large impact on your sales and general success.

We will do our best to help you find a great cookbook subject, but unfortunately, picking a subject is more of an art than a science. We will give you the tools you need to evaluate the cookbook subjects and eliminate the poor candidates, allowing you to have more successful books than unsuccessful ones, but any given book is always a roll of the dice.

How to Determine Your Cookbook Subject

The first step to determine your subject is to actually learn what makes a good cookbook subject. Then you can brainstorm a few cookbook subjects that appeal to you.

Once you have some options, it's best to determining the competition in each subject. This will help show if the subject is a good candidate to write a cookbook about. Part of this process is looking into complementary and competitive products on Amazon as well as breaking down Amazon Sales Categories.

Looking into the competition will help you eliminate the duds then you will have to rely on your knowledge of the food space to make the call for what subject you think would work best when you finally choose your subject.