I'd like a book cover that would be fit for a best seller.
Title - Orgasm Unleashed
Subtitle - Your guide to pleasure, healing, and power
Author name - Eyal Matsliah
Size - 6X9 inches.
The book blurb might give you some additional insight into what's in the book:
Potentially, you can use one of the quotes, and/or 1-2 of the bullet-points, but generally i believe there should not be much text on a book cover. It's up to you.
Since the majority of my books will be sold online,
I will need the cover to be optimized for online viewing in a thumbnail the size you see on amazon, so it needs to catch the eye with a big title and graphic.
My website is at http://www.intimatepower.com
Book Genre - self help
Anticipated Amazon Book Categories
Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Sexual Health > General
Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Psychology & Counseling > Sexuality
Books > Self-Help > Sex
Although this is a sexuality-related book, the cover can not be too sexually-explicit, because it needs to appeal to the target audience, and they should feel comfortable to buy it and carry it as it will also be printed on physical form.
On the other hand, it should not look bland or boring.
You need to find the right balance.
Look at amazon best sellers on sexuality and orgasm, but by all means, submit what you think will work.
You can use a graphic, illustration, or a photo of a woman, or anything else.
If you use a photo of a woman:
You need to ensure proper model release forms.
The women should not look like an anorectic fashion model, or have (visible) fake boobs, fake fingernails, botox, etc.
if possible, don't show the whole face so more women can identify with the cover, but i leave that up to you.
The woman should be alone, eg no one else in the picture. this is a book for a woman to journey by herself.
If the image is copyrighted, it should not cost more than 50$ for world-wide usage right in all mediums, and should be very easy to license.
This is an image I like because it's suggestive and the woman looks a bit on the full side, which is beautiful:
Potentially, you could use this photo because it's free even for commercial use.
If you use it, you need to photoshop and remove the ring from her finger, because it makes it too specific and limits my target audience.
The design needs to be modern, current, classy.
This is one design suggestion that received detailed negative feedback from my audience.
Look at it to know what NOT to do:
I'm looking forward to seeing the cover of my next book.
You will be credited in the book and on the website.