Title: Lima Travel Guide
Subtitle: Insider Advice from American Expats in Peru
Authors: Colin Post & David Lee
What the book's about:
A travel guide to Lima, Peru, written by two expats who’ve lived in Lima and traveled Peru for an extended period of time. The guide covers all the usual topics, including:
- Getting there
- Getting around (local transport)
- Safety tips
- Finding accommodation
- Bars, salsa bars, and discotecas (nightclubs)
- Annual holidays/festivals
- Visiting nearby beaches, and a few suggestions for other parts of Peru
There's an emphasis on food and restaurants, as Peruvian cuisine has gained worldwide popularity in recent years.
English-speaking tourists visiting Lima, Peru who read on smartphones and tablets. Men and women of all ages and nationalities, including solo travelers, family travelers, and seniors.
The promise of the book:
Get practical advice from Americans who lived in the city for an extended time. 100% original, up-to-date information based on the authors’ personal experience.
What emotion we want the book browser to feel when they see the cover:
Excitement and anticipation about their upcoming trip to Lima and Peru. We want to help settle any fears they have regarding personal safety, while also providing them with the detailed info to make the most of their time in the city and region.
- Must be noticeable at postage stamp size (based on how Amazon.com uses cover images)
- Use bold fonts that make the headline instantly readable
- Use simple images/illustrations
- Bold, primary colors preferred (the Peruvian flag is red and white, which would be a nice reference to incorporate, but is not necessary)
We would like to incorporate one primary photo on the cover. We’re also open to designs that include one primary photo, and an additional two or three photos in smaller sizes. We’ve provided some of our favorite photos for you to use.
You can also use any of the photos in David's Flickr sets for Lima (contact us for versions without the watermark):
Set 1 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/goback…005940533/
Set 2 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/goback…485937613/
Set 3 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/goback…344936329/
Set 4 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/goback…623287585/
Today, Lima is known for being:
- The best place in the world to get Peruvian food
- Along the Pacific coast, with easy access to beaches, surfing
- The gateway to Cusco and Machu Picchu
- A large Latin capital with a low cost of travel and living
We’d like the cover to be 1562 x 2500 pixels (below is part of the reasoning for this). We also can't stress enough how important it is that the cover "pop" as the smallest size thumbnail you see on Amazon.com and Kindle. That's where we expect to drive the most sales, though we also want it to look nice larger for the PDF version as well (and possibly a paperback version in the future).
"The inside cover for a normal kindle is 600 x 800 because that's the size of the screen but when you have it as a thumbnail on amazon - 600 x 800 (3:4 ratio) looks more like a magazine than a book and Amazon actually ask for 1562 x 2500 because that's the perfect size if someone buys the book and look at it on their iPad 3 - so basically bigger is better because it covers all the smaller size. You can scale down and it looks perfect."
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