The book will be published as a physical book in US Letter size (8.5x11 in) with a perfect bound paperback cover using the Lulu Print On Demand Service. Additionally there are Audio Files associated with the book that will be provided on an accompanying CD. The book will also be published as an e book. So the cover design needs to be able to be transposed to both those medium at a later date.
I want a hardcopy book cover design with the following information:
Title: 5 Minute Mindfulness
Subtitle: Effective Escape From Anxiety, Stress or Depression
Author: Michael Tipper
Primarily The front cover needs to have a very simple design with an image reminiscent of calm, serenity, relaxation and peace of mind. A secondary feel to the front cover image will need to be an indication of speed, rapidity.. however that shouldn't be at the cost of the primary impression of relaxation. If those two images can be finessed then perfect, if not then I will prefer the focus to be on relaxation/calm etc
The rear cover needs to have a space for a headshot of the author, and significant space for marketing blurb/book description and placeholder for the ISBN number (though in absence of this being arranged, it will be the Lulu product bar code). I am happy for the rear design to simply be plain and be the dominant colour of the front page The description and author image will follow.
Please feel free to be creative within these constraints and the thing to remember is simplicity is the key.