A revealing personal finance guide book needs a well-converting cover for ebook and print edition (front, spine, back).
Adobe Illustrator file as well as a Photoshop PSD.
This book is 5.25" x 8" and about .7075" thick. The thickness might vary a bit as it is currently being formatted, so your design should be adjustable without too much hassle.
Please see the cover template (from Amazon CreateSpace) attached and ensure for the appropriate space for bleed etc. Details can be found at https://www.createspace.com/Product…verPDF.jsp. Your file should be ready to upload, without me having to make further changes.
I like minimalist designs, sketches and graphics. No photos or elaborate paintings please.
As I have applied very high standards of editorial quality to the book, I would like this to be reflected by a strong cover.
Additional: I am looking for own creative material instead of stock material as I am looking for something original and unique.
Initially, I will also rate stock image based submissions to give you an indication of what kind of images I like. Please feel encouraged to build your own graphics. It will be honored.
A color scheme similar to that of the former USA Today, Fisher-price toys or Apple iOS 7. Bold colors combined with white, that make us remember the trusting times of our youth. (You are going to decide the final colors with your cover and the website will be adjusted accordingly.)
Money is usually a sensitive subject for many, so I would love to see the cover as something that feels open, warm and embracing when you see it.
People reading this book are either in trouble or want to do better. Therefore, the cover should express hope.
As this is mainly sold as ebook, the cover needs to work well in AppStore size. Very detailed graphics probably wont work. Instead a book cover that converts well is key. Icons should be fine as well.
Required text (It is up to you whether you write it in all caps or not):
- title: BEHAVECON (which is a word play of BEHAVioral ECONomics) and BEHAVE CON)
- author: JAN DOMINIK GUNKEL
- subtitle: A REVEALING GUIDE TO OUTSMARTING YOURSELF, MAKING THE BEST DECISIONS AND LEADING THE RICHEST LIFE
Please see attached DOCX for content.
I may still change the text, so keep the amount/type of text somewhat flexible. Also feel free to suggest changes to the text if you come across a great idea.
Remember to leave some room for the barcode.
Based on current designs, here is an update:
Let me give you all some general feedback. There have been many good design and I am sure that we can lift a few to great and one to outstanding!
As you review the following, please do not simply plagiarize things you see from other designers, but be inspired and try your own. You will be disqualified like #84, who was copying #52.
I like the color schemes used in the following: #143, #97, #32, #7, #51 - shiny and bright
as well as #172 secretive yet bright
and red (pulls men) like #121 and #156
Some red would be great on the book, at least a sticker on the front
gradient in the E in #143, #171
including the „ioral“ „omics" in #52
black box in #8 - although I would not want it to end after the E but rather right on the E.
large V adds an interesting twist - #52
Visual inside the O: #129
Good original art:
- #97 (with the head possibly a little too busy)
- paper effect as in #163 (could be better if cut though the E) or even 167 (which might be pushing it)
- compass #152 (if it is truly original) is a good idea
- #123 although the face looks a bit to stern. Could it be more successful/facing upward?
Nice stock art that can be used as a source of inspiration:
- #32, #7 (but without a large arrow facing down), #4, #77, #47, #160
No guys in suits please
Please think again, how you can include the multiple dimensions of the book into one visual. It starts with decisions and you get rich (not only in a financial sense). Please see the HOW IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE section on the promotion site http://dominik.it-mittelstandsberatung.de
I like the claim in #97 although it might be too busy depending on the overall composition.
Also good is #7 and #161, #149
All text should be in caps.
Please ensure enough space between spine and front cover text or visual to ensure nothing important gets printed into the fold.
Should have same color(s) as front. see #32 or #51 or #9
I like clean designs like #161, #172, #149, 32, #7, #156, # 149
All the positively mentioned above are rated at least 2 stars. Everything else is one star or removed.