Title: Write, Revise, Rejoice!
Subtitle: How to Write a Book, From Start to Finish, Using Emotional Prose to Raise Your Voice
Author: Daniel Raynes
Publisher: Purlington Press
Files I want:
A .pdf file of the front and back cover with a spine for Createspace.
A .tif file of just the cover for Amazon kindle
A .jpeg file of just the cover for Amazon kindle and Bowker
A .tif file of just the back cover
A .jpeg file of just the back cover
I’ll also take a copy of the original file.
I will also take copies of any other relevant files to the project.
(The reason I want a back cover too is so that I can upload it as a listing photo on my Amazon product page.)
Createspace front and back cover with a spine has:
6 x 9 Cover
Black and White Interior
The Spine Must Include the Title and Author
It must be easily read as a small image.
My readers will see the cover in a variety of sizes on their web browser. They’ll see it large on the product page, but small on the pages of similar products.
It must also look good on a book shelf, but looking good online is much more important.
Clear – The title and subtitle should stand out and be the first thing people notice.
Readable – I want the font, size, and spacing to be understood immediately.
Energetic – I want the reader to be excited to read it and then start their own book.
Bold – I want the book to stand out and grab the reader’s attention.
Professional – I want the reader to feel confident purchasing the book.
Strong – I want the cover to be confident, but you can also make it fun, too.
Cursive Fonts – I’m not 100% against it, but I feel it’s less immediate to the reader. It also doesn’t look as good on a small image.
Cluttered – I don’t want the reader to have to find the title and separate different aspects of the cover. I want everything to be very smooth.
Chaotic – I don’t want the reader to feel overwhelmed or like I’m smothering them. I generally don’t like having multiple fonts or styles within the same title.
People – I generally don’t like covers that have photos of people on them.
Archaic Technology – I don’t want typewriters or scrolls or quills. I don’t want things people don’t use anymore.
As far as images go, I don’t really have anything in mind. I’m open to your ideas, but there doesn’t even have to be an image. Many of my favorite covers don’t have images or have very simple ones at most. It’s the design of the title and subtitle I want people to notice. Do whatever you think works best!
I have included a document with the back cover text, and it also includes more notes and options for different styles.
I have also included a document with my detailed Amazon description of the book, if you want to get a more detailed idea of the book and its tone.
Let me know if there’s any other information you need.
Thank You Very Much and Good Luck with the Contest!