|photo via Us Weekly|
I’m still editing this book though I can see a finish line in sight. We’ve been tweaking different version of the front (and back) cover and I’m fairly certain “let’s put this to bed” from my publisher means they’re annoyed with my desire to get things just right. Too bad, to me the details matter. I, for one, judge a book by its cover, a wine bottle by its label and pretty much anything else based on its design/looks. Sure, that may make me shallow but I prefer to say I’m aesthetically conscious.
As I thought about this, I was reminded of a quote from Laurie Cole a, or to many, “the” SoulCycle instructor. I’ve never taken her class but I've seen photos and I’m judging (you can too above)- she’s gorgeous. To The New York Times, in a piece about eating habits, she said
“Bottom line, I eat for fuel. I have to be in front of people in really skimpy outfits every single day."
For the record, she also mentioned her breakfast of 1-2 hard-boiled eggs. Although food to me is so much more than fuel, what Laurie said stayed with me. Thank god, I don’t have to go to work in skimpy outfits (and don’t think a nutritionist should ahem) but how I look for what I do matters. I joke that if I gain 10 pounds I’m out of business. While that may not be 100% true, it’s pretty true. And I get it because whether we’re talking books or bods, we all judge.
And I'm asking you to judge me. Here are two cover options with different fonts:
I will not give you any more information (don’t want to bias you) but please tell me, which option to do prefer? Foodtrainers will most likely be printed in white and print will be more clear in the actual book than on my screen but is there one you like better? If anybody knows me and my brand it’s those of you who humor me with a few minutes a week of reading time. I think of you as I’m writing and fighting for each silly detail.