This is for an e-book cover and a 5.25 x 8 paperback with approximately 340 pages. I'm not sure of the exact spine size yet and would need the designer to agree to adjust that at a later date.
Guidelines for the e-book cover - the thumbnail will need to be clear and easily readable:
Front cover title: Ocean Echoes
Subtitle: A Novel (small italics)
Author: Sheila Hurst (name along the bottom)
Back cover text: Marine biologist Ellen Upton gives up the love of her life to study jellyfish. Her ultimate goal is to make a difference through her research, but the ocean would rather mystify than reveal its secrets. When her funding is threatened, her future will depend on the success or failure of an upcoming research cruise.
During the cruise, she discovers what could be a new species. Every discovery only leads to more questions. She is driven to learn the truth behind its existence, even as the truth continues to change. Either her dreams of recognition are within her grasp or her research is slipping into obsession.
Reverberating with mysteries of life and love, Ocean Echoes is ultimately a journey into the unknown.