1. I would like a book cover designed for a 6x9 paperback novel which is about 145 pages long.
2. I will require high resolution images at the end of the project which can be directly uploaded into Createspace at Amazon as well can be provided to my printer in India.
3 Lives, in search of bliss
“Spiritual Fiction” – The book is a fictional account of a man’s search for happiness across 3 lives and is heavily tinged with spirituality, philosophy and scientific thoughts
A MARKETING BLURB FOR THE BOOK
3 Lives, in search of bliss is an inter-denominational, transcendental and inspirational tale that will transform the way you look at happiness. The story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and elegance, starts with the murder of Ray Cordoza, a New York city cab driver.
As the eternal night closes in, Ray cries “Why me”
Somewhere out there in the vast chasm of emptiness, his cry is heard. Thus begins an enchanting journey of a man in search of happiness. After his death, Ray is offered three lives, each designed out of his choices, to find happiness. What starts as a journey towards wealth, health and knowledge turns into a discovery of eternal wisdom and leads to bliss.
Is life unfair? Or is it uncertain? Is life mysterious? Or is it simply beautiful?
Exotic, evocative and haunting, the tale of Ray Cordoza’s 3 lives will make you ponder the choices that you make in your own life in the pursuit of happiness.
A BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK
3 Lives: In search of bliss is an interdenominational, transcendental and inspirational tale that will transform the way you look at happiness. The story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and elegance, starts with the murder of the protagonist, RAY CORDOZA, a cab driver in New York by a crazed teenager.
As the eternal night closes in, Ray cries “Why me?”
Somewhere out there in the vast chasm of emptiness, his cry is heard. Thus begins an enchanting journey of a man in search of happiness.
After his death, Ray is offered three lives, each designed out of his choices, to find happiness. What starts as a journey towards wealth, health and knowledge turns into a discovery of eternal wisdom, and ultimately leads to bliss.
The tale spans the three lives of Ray Cordoza, first as Anwer Al Safi, an Arab real estate billionaire born in Morocco, then as Dr. Jill Clayton, English woman with a Ph.D from Princeton University and professor at Cal Tech and eventually as Tenzin Lhamo, the boy-monk-leader of fugitives who flee their homeland to India. The story ends with Ray Cordoza comprehending the nature of his soul and resting in peace from simply witnessing the “wonder of it all”.
Exotic, evocative and haunting, the tale of Ray Cordoza’s three lives will make you ponder the choices you make in your own life in the pursuit of happiness
This book falls into the new and burgeoning genre of “spiritual fiction”. It can also be considered metaphysical fiction or new age fiction – which are all characterized by intermingling of spiritual and philosophical concepts in the fiction novel format.
The book is targeted at mature English speaking readers in the United States and India in the 25 – 50 age category, who are inclined towards concepts such as karma, destiny, ‘connectedness’, soul and reincarnation. It has spiritual elements of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in it. However, it is an inter-denominational work and is not targeted at any specific religious group.
The book is likely to appeal equally well to both male and female audiences.
The book is meant to provoke thought than to provide “baked” answers. It is NOT a self help or do-it-yourself book, although it is meant to be inspirational and motivational in a spiritual sense.
***** CHANGE IN DESIGN BRIEF 22-MAY-2012 ****
Having thought through the previous brief and having seen the first set of mockups, I realized that it will be challenging to get the "right" set of images (of faces) to make that work. So I am changing the brief as follows:
The cover should bring out the number '3' in a clever way.
I'd like the cover to be minimalist but powerful conceptually
An example: 3 droplets of water dropping into a still pool of water or similar.. I will leave this to your creativity and imagination.
The most creative representation of '3' will be awarded.
I have personal preference for a deep shade of blue. Other colors okay too.
No faces or people images on the cover. Abstract images or images of objects ok.
Feel free to use the present e-book cover - a pebble skimming over water - and make it better.
You can check out the following links to get more information. Please do not feel restricted by any of the creatives you might see on here.
1. Amazon book page: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005EM6XUK. You can view the present book cover over there. If you’d like to use that image, please let me know and I can share it. I have already purchased it for commercial use.
2. Book website: http://3lives.srinic.in
3. A book video that I made several months back: http://youtu.be/5Io8VQ1AUb0