I am publishing a book written in Russian by my 78 y.old mother.
It is a scientific book about origins of language and thought.
On the front cover we should have authors name at the top (in Russian) followed by the title (also in Russian):
Name: В.С. Мазлумян
Title: О ЗАРОЖДЕНИИ ЯЗЫКА И НАЧАЛЕ МЫШЛЕНИЯ
Note: the font style can be changed, of course, to match the design. Note - there should be no other text on the cover.
Here is a short summary of the book - may be it can help your thinking about the design (but please - do not put this text on the cover):
The author discusses the advancement of the human psyche from its animal origins, which is undoubtedly connected to the development of language and human thought. She attempts to discern the specific events in the daily lives of our ancestors that enabled that development. She further suggests the idea of the connection between the progressive development of psyche and the level and the actual content of mental images which are based on evolving symbolization.
So it a scientific book - about communication between people in groups (also between monkeys). About primitive society - common situations leading to creating symbols / words to describe them, etc.
The design should relate to book's content - which is about communication, not about monkeys or about writings on cave walls.
It is very important to keep the colors light, friendly, warm.
The author actually likes crimson background (cherry, cherry red).
Another thing - there should be no photo of the author on the back. And no description of the author. No English text at all. And we need some space at the bottom of the back cover for bar codes.
Finally - the author is a scientist. And the book summarizes the latest scientific discoveries. So it should have this aura of science about it.
Image height = 8.75"
Image width = 11.618"
spine width = 0.493"
Note - this size already includes bleeding of 0.0625 on each edge.
So please keep characters from being too close to edges.