I'm looking for a book cover for my upcoming book called "Leading Productive Lives: Spiritually, Physically, Socially".
It's a 200-250 pages book that's based on my 5 years of blogging on ProductiveMuslim.com on the power of rituals and concepts in the Islamic tradition and how it boosts Productivity.
The book dimensions would be be 6"inch x 9" inch
The book may rely on the ProductiveMuslim brand imagery (I'm uploading our brand guide + font + logos below), however, it doesn't necessarily need to rely on the ProductiveMuslim brand at all. You're free to be creative in coming up with different concepts for the book cover.
The book should appear like a self-help guide targeting the Muslim market. Having said that, it should not be too "Islamic/religious" but may contain hints from Islamic art/design. I'm trying to target mainstream Muslims, i.e. Muslims that may not be religious, but would be interested in the concepts that the book contains.
The book cover should include an hero shot/image in the center that would resemble book title/content and quickly attract the eyes.
We need an hero-shot image because “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
The hero shot is the visual representation of the book title / sub-tile to attract the attention of those who look at the book cover and help them gain a better understanding of what the book is all about.
For maximum effect the hero-shot image should show context of use.
Position the title and sub-title on top - keep it simple and bold.
Below are few examples of book covers:
The title and author of the book is below:
Leading Productive Lives
Spiritually, Physically, Socially
Finally, the book should appeal to the 18-24 age group + 25-40 age group primarily. It should burst with Energy, and be attractive to the cursory eye looking over the self-help section at a bookstore.
Hope this helps.
P.S: I am guaranteeing the prize and I promise to award a winner in this contest, whatever happens.
I am committed to working with awesome designers. I am real serious about rewarding the top designs/designers as I truly appreciate the effort that goes in to the craft.
So go for it in full - I am leaving no stone un-turned for the awesome designers :)