My website is simply about helping people know where to eat and drink and what activities are worth doing in Edinburgh, whether they are living here or just visiting. This ebook/book will only deal with the eating and drinking part.
My tone/style of writing is conversational and a bit sarcastic or humorous and the places I write about are for the most part easy going, friendly and affordable, not top class and fancy.
I had a logo designed recently (attached) that reflects this hint of fun, and I would like the cover to be able to do the same, to come across as a reputable guide with opinions you can trust, but nothing that takes itself too seriously.
I am open to lots of ideas, so my mind could be changed, but I don't really think a stereotypical travel image of Edinburgh on the front cover would look any good. If you look at my logo, it should give you style ideas, and I thought maybe more of a cartoon image or graphic of food and drink would work better.
Or there's a couple of photos I have of the places in the book, so a shot of one of them might work on the cover. I have attached a photo I took of the shop facade of Bross Bagels for example.
Inside I have used a lot of photos - one for each category basically - and am trying to use mostly my own but will have to use stock photos too. If the front cover ends up having a photo, I would try to have it be one of mine, but for the purposes of examples of looks for me, using a stock one is fine.