Would You Buy Or Pass? #FridayFiveChallenge How To Bake by @PaulHollywood

Welcome to my Friday Five Challenge

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Get yourself a cuppa and give yourself 5 minutes.

In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book,

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

(then write a little analysis about your decision)

Much of Britain is gearing up for this year’s Great British Bake Off which is back on our screens on Wednesday August 5th – So excited!

Apologies to the rest of the world, but much of Britain goes a bit gaga over this programme. So what better way to choose a book?

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

Book Description

The last word in baking from the nation’s favourite expert  Umm! Is that It?

Price; I think you need a hard back cover of a cook book for the best effect £9.00 / $29.35 (Ouch!)

Reviews; 925 from Amazon Uk (700 of them 5*) 44 reviews from Amazon.com

Would I BUY or PASS? …….Buy this week because it’s very topical and who doesn’t need a new cookbook? I can always give it away as a present.


So if you are a fan of The Great British Bake Off and Paul Hollywood then this book cover has it all, and the cakes seem to be just an added extra. Let’s face it ladies, Paul’s what we’re looking at here. It’s definitely him and the TV series selling this book because the book description just doesn’t bother trying, “The last word in baking from the nation’s favourite expert.”

I do enjoy baking and I know the nation stocks up on ingredients during the series, so what better book to have by my side? Even if it’s just to check out Paul while I wait each week for my hour long dose. From reviews it looks like it’s the UK fans buying this book, plus we are more likely to afford a copy than the overpriced version on Amazon.com.

A BUY from me this week – Anyone else a fan?

Here are links to other challengers taking part this week

Cathy chose #Histfic – https://betweenthelinesbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/friday-five-challenge-5/

Liz checked out books with “Sea” in the them – https://lizannelloyd.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/friday-five-challenge-7/comment-page-1/#comment-156

Shelley checked out books after an “Anniversary” search – http://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2015/07/31/buy-or-pass-an-anniversary-post-for-the-fridayfivechallenge/comment-page-1/#comment-551

Luccia’s search led her to a gripping mystery – http://lucciagray.com/2015/07/31/buy-or-pass-the-dead-key-fridayfivechallenge-rosieamber1-thedeadkey/

Barb found a mix of Zombies and Fairy Tales and made them sound great – http://barbtaub.com/2015/07/31/zombies-fairytales-fridayfivechallenge-from-rosieamber1/comment-page-1/#comment-137443

Terry found a short WW2 book which is FREE on Amazon – http://terrytyler59.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/would-you-buy-or-pass-10.html?spref=tw



21 thoughts on “Would You Buy Or Pass? #FridayFiveChallenge How To Bake by @PaulHollywood

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  4. Sounds like a great buy if you enjoy baking! I used to cook a lot a few years ago, but now that everyone’s left home, I cook much less, and have lost my ineterst in cooking 😦


  5. Don’t have time for baking any more + plus with only me in the house able to eat the results that’s a recipe for disaster (see what I did there ;-)) However I like the programme and my daughter’s a fan so I’m sure she’d love this – maybe I’d get it as a present £9 seems reasonable for that! A BUY!!


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