Sanmartino726 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a book cover for my book, "Conformity is for Broke People"
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Business & Consulting
I'm a serial entrepreneur so I'll be using this book primarily as a marketing tool to build credibility/raise money and also to fill seats at my events. A large amount of book sales/hitting best seller status is also one of the goals with this book. I will probably also be launching a blog/podcast as an extension of this book. The message of my book is people need to realize that the majority of people in our global society are wrong. Following the herd will never lead to great wealth or success. We live in an era now where great ideas and opportunities are always at your fingertips so the idea of waiting your turn or working your way up the ladder is no longer necessary. Most people will still do that, but you don't have to. There is a better path and that path is through E-Commerce. All it takes is having the right mindset that one would obtain through financial education and taking action and you can create wealth and success through E-Commerce in a very reasonable time frame. I'll be interviewing 100-150 millionaires/entrepreneurs who created wealth and success through E-Commerce. I'll be weaving their stories and advice throughout the entirety of my book. My target audience are those who are tired of their current financial/life situation and are looking for advice from people who have created wealth and success through E-Commerce. Ages 25-55. Both male and female. They have an entrepreneurial mentality. Income ranges from 50K to 200K+. Most have college degrees. Most live in North America. Most married and some have families. Typical occupations are entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and are all in a variety of industries. They do what they do because they are hoping to create a great, abundant life for themselves. They are ambitious, driven, and want to create value for others. They read lots of books and blogs, listen to podcasts, buy courses, and go to seminars to improve themselves. Some of them have above average disposable income. The majority enjoy travel and have taken a professional and/or personal trip in the last 12 months.
What's your vision?
The title and subtitle of my book is "Conformity is for Broke People: 10 Success Secrets of the Elite E-Commerce Entrepreneur." I want my book cover to look clean and powerful. It also has to have a tinge of badass to it. Whether you want to create a front cover using the title and subtitle alone or add some eye catching symbol or imagery that you think would fit the title of my book, it's totally acceptable to me. I'm open to creativity when it comes to the front cover. In terms of the color scheme for the cover I want the colors to be bold and vibrant. Something that will catch peoples attention. Some examples that I like are all 3 of TIm Ferriss' books, all 3 of Gary Vaynerchuk's books, Chris Guillebeau's book "The $100 Startup", Ramit Sethi's book, "I Will Teach You To Be Rich", and MJ De Marco's book, "The Millionaire Fast Lane." I also thought Ryan Holiday's font style and positioning for the title of his book "Trust Me, I'm Lying" was very eye catching. Don't copy their color schemes or font types though. I want originality. I would also be open to seeing potential covers that include a shopping cart (e-commerce), or a person lounging in a luxurious, exotic location while doing business on their laptop (financial freedom). Lastly, I REALLY liked my previously chosen cover, but the image is already being used by another best selling author on the cover of his book. I would also be open to seeing covers that look similar to my previous cover. Here is the image that I chose to have on my last cover that I really liked but is being used by another best selling author: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?autocomplete_id=&language=en&lang=en&safesearch=1&version=llv1&searchterm=rich&media_type=images&search_source=related_searches&page=1&inline=211339102 The back cover of the book will have my picture (see below for attached image) in the bottom right corner of the book. It should take up the bottom right quarter of the back cover. Edit the picture so I'm on the cover from the waist up. On the top of the back cover will be a summary of what people can expect from reading my book. On the bottom left quarter of my book will be 2 testimonials.
I have done a book cover for this title on 99 designs before, but after completing the cover I realized another best selling author had a cover that used the EXACT image. Please make sure the cover you recommend to me is not being used by another author in some fashion.
USD 299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Sanmartino726 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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