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Create a stunning, professional, and OUTRAGEOUS book cover (with happiness)
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ESSENTIAL COVER INFO Title: Outrageously Happy! Subtitle: Trade Secrets for Selling Your House, Buying Your Dream Home, and Living a Happy Life. Subtitle 2: Doing Things Different Has Made All the Difference Author: Mig Tonning Williams Size: 5.5x8.5 Length: 133 pages Print Specifications: Amazon CreateSpace OVERALL DESIGN NOTE: This book cover is NOT for Paperback Expert, the business that owns this 99designs account. The book cover is for Mig Williams, who is a client of ours. So disregard the account info about our business, since it’ll lead you astray if you design based on it. Mig Williams is a real estate agent based in Memphis, Tennessee. Her website is www.MigWill.com. Mig’s mission is to help people pick a good agent to help them buy or sell a house. Mig does not want this to be a typical "real estate” books. So background images of houses will probably not strike her fancy. Please keep the design clean and professional. The cover should not be crowded, though elaborate designs are not necessarily bad. Colors that Mig especially likes include purple (medium to royal shades), orange, and “Tiger Blue” (the blue of the University of Memphis). FRONT COVER DESIGN We’re rather low on ideas here. But hey, that’s what you are for! One idea we’ve had is to use a caricature of a real estate agent. Like this: http://www.carlacobb.com/media/cache/c1/40/c1403cb2822b10fa98617cb4148b7bb3.jpg But we may not like that after all. So if you can think of something better, please do that instead! As the title implies, this book is about happiness. OUTRAGEOUS happiness! Mig wants people to get out of their current house, find their dream home, and live happily ever after. She is all about turning clients into raging fans, fabulously satisfied with the service they've received. Mig wants her clients to be outrageously happy! So, the book is really about the intersection between real estate and personal satisfaction. Tie those two themes together using your brilliant graphic design skills, and you'll have a shot at winning it all. BACK COVER DESIGN The back cover should harmonize with the front cover. Preferable, use a single dominant color for both the front and back cover. (Other complementary colors are of course okay too.) Aside from an author photo (included below), Mig likes the idea of referencing Memphis on the back cover. She is a native of Memphis and loves her city. Perhaps a photo of the Memphis skyline, something like this: http://www.pvzphoto.com/uploads/1/3/0/8/13086430/s254602699610020053_p51_i1_w2560.jpeg. Other photos are acceptable too, and this wouldn’t be the final one anyway—it’s copyrighted. BACK COVER CONTENT Description [The first line is the headline, which should be set apart from the text.] [Please use regular bullet points instead of hyphens for the bulleted list.] [The book title should be italicized throughout the text.] Does Buying a House Make You Outrageously Happy? Mig Williams believes it should. A Memphis native, Mig entered the real estate market soon after the Great Recession hit. Despite the lackluster housing situation, she excelled by offering her clients what they most wanted: outrageous customer service. In Outrageously Happy!, Mig reveals her tricks of the trade. You’ll learn the inside scoop on how to reach a wonderful life in the home of your dreams. Open up these pages and discover: - Why doing things differently makes all the difference - What an agent’s 3 roles are - Who really determines the price of your house - How spending money to hire an agent pays off in no time - What questions to ask to get the best deal - And much more! If the idea of moving houses doesn’t make you jump and shout for joy, grab a copy of Outrageously Happy! today. You’ll be very happy you did. Testimonials "Mig did something pretty amazing. I wanted a home in a very specific location. She found one, however it wasn't even on the market—yet. Can you say do the impossible?" M.R. Williams – East Memphis , TN "Hey Mig, I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you did, it was really appreciated." M. Records – Olive Branch, MS Author Bio Mig Williams is a dynamo. Beginning her career during one of the worst real estate markets this century, Mig forged new ground by giving her clients what they most want: outrageous customer service. A native of Memphis, Mig loves what she does and brings her vast experience to bear for every client. In this book, she unveils the trade secrets that have vaulted her to the top. Not only will you learn much as you read—you will come to know, like, and trust one of Memphis’ finest daughters. Author Photo Here: https://intranet.crye-leike.com/image.svc?width=132&height=178&photoUuid=fa2afef117f34cbe9053620633fd7120 We will get a higher-quality version of the author photo between now and the end of this contest. For now, if you choose to include the author photo, use this one. Publisher Logo The publisher logo is attached. Please place this in the bottom left-hand corner of the back cover. Also place it on the bottom of the spine. You may adjust the color of the logo to black and white if necessary. Barcode Leave a space on the bottom right-hand corner of the back cover clear for the barcode. It is not necessary to make one yourself, as CreateSpace will automatically add it.
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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.
michael sR collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Kostis designed a book cover that exceeded my wildest dreams. He was very responsive and understanding to the little tweaks that needed to be made towards the end. Great design prowess. Amazing work!
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