michaelp Y got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a clever, appealing, memorable and unique book cover about breaking free from bullying
Check out michaelp Y's Book cover contest…
We are looking for a cover design for a book called Be Bully Free. The book is a practical, hands-on guide that details 24 different bullying scenarios (stories) then outlines what can be done to help the victim. The audience is broad - but mainly, adolescents, parents, schools
What's your vision?
The main theme of the book is empowerment. We are talking about bullies and victims, but we are really focussing on the victim and empowering the victim to stand up and show strength, resolve. It's about knowing yourself, trusting yourself, believing in yourself and moving forward in life. You can't change the bully, but YOU can change. Images and designs on the cover that portray this sense of empowerment and growth will be viewed favourably. We want a strong, appealing, memorable cover. We are looking for something subtle that suggests empowerment, coming out of the dark and into light; growth - things like that. We would like something bold, original, thought provoking, memorable. We don't really want pictures of children in traditional, stereo-typical bullying type poses. The focus is not on the bully and we don't want the bully on the cover. This book will be an e-book as well as a regular book. We are looking to establish ourselves firmly in the Australian market but keen to go international also. We would also be delighted if a logo could come or be extracted from part of the design; if this is possible.
The names of the authors are Michael Panckridge and Cathie Thornton. If possible we would also like the following Shoutline on the cover... "This is a fantastic resource that clearly and calmly helps people to think about ways to handle bullying". Andrew Fuller The book is very readable. Apart from the 24 stories and the various suggested strategies, there are sections on nutrition, exercise, self-talk, anxiety, sleep etc as well as sections for parents, schools and further reading. So it's very much a self-help book. It's a book that kids mightn't read cover to cover, rather dip into. It's a tough gig to come up with a cover that will appeal to such a variety of people but we're hopeful someone will nail it! I’ve attached a PDF of the book size which is 153 x 229mm (6 x 9”) but it shows the back cover, spine, front cover and bleed and margin information.
$399 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.
michaelp Y collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
It was an absolute pleasure working with this designer. He was prompt, attentive to detail and always willing to listen and take on board suggestions. I have no problems in recommending happyland for your design project. We are very excited about the book cover he has produced; it is simple, powerful and effective.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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