jcmanthorpe got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an Eye-capturing, Unique, "Pops off the shelf" Book Cover that sells
Check out jcmanthorpe's Book cover contest…
My mission is to reach as many Shy, insecure health-conscious women as possible to empower them to a state of superior health and welling, knowing how to completely love them selfs and their bodies unconditionally and have the confidence to express their true authentic selfs with pride and joy. My intention is to guide you women to become a happy confident healthy woman fully loving and accepting her self, and living to her full potential knowing she is a powerful unique woman with special gifts. With this state of wellbeing they can become confident, loving and accepting of themselves and their body, oozing with radiance, vitality and self-esteem. Based on the holistic lifestyle and spiritual connection, I provide knowledge of how to obtain a high-level of health, fitness and wellbeing, and inner confidence with being connected to the real authentic you inside.
What's your vision?
I would like a very eye-catching book cover that standout, is unique and eye-catching using happy colours to attract the eye and make the book uplifting and happy and vibrant My book Title Beyond Bashful: A Woman's Journey from Shyness to Health, Confidence and Happiness Author Jane Manthorpe I run a website at www.janemanthorpe.com where I guide and empower very shy and sensitive health-conscious women to become Happy Healthy Fit and Confident. My book blurb I was a very shy and sensitive woman suffering from anxiety, low self-love and confidence, fearing to express my true self. Because of this I suffered from many severe illnesses that were life threatening. Through a journey of self-discovery, I have managed to conquer my shyness and fear of expression and my illnesses to become a Happy Healthy Fit and Confident Woman. Goal of Book: My mission for the book is to reach as many shy and health-conscious women as possible, to inspire and uplift them with my words and also further coaching services. The book is a business card in a sense, and will need an image and design that will attract the shy woman and have them say "Omg, that's me she's talking to!" I want the book to look inspiring, uplifting, positive and happy feel to it, and have colours that represent this mood. Its important that the book standout from the rest of the health, fitness and self discovery books and pops off the shelf and catches the eyes of the shy woman. Its important to me that the book cover design is unique and that it will sell, not that it looks pretty, and gets the reader to ‘click buy’ or ‘look inside’ Colours Example : http://www.colourlovers.com/palette/1077159/h_a_p_p_i_n_e_s_s~ ￼
Book Cover Design Requirements I have attached some book cover designs I like to you an idea. I want a book cover designed that I can use on Amazon kindle, Google, Apple , Kobo stores and other book selling websites, and on my website Book Title 1) Readable, crisp, clear and shows up on a thumbnail Make the colour different to the background or image colour and the font is nice and large enough so its easy to read and standouts on a thumbnail Book Cover Design I have included a logo that is currently my brand logo on my website. Please can you design book cover examples using this and other examples not using it so I can see if I will use my logo or not. Here is what I am thinking regarding the design: 1) Set the mood and don’t be literal - simple, strong and gives a flavour. 2) Avoid Stocky stock I dislike stock photos as I want to be unique, and a stock photo may be used for another book. 3) Don’t create composites of different photos I.e. lots of photos put together looks cheap and amateurish Would love one create image that is powerful enough that encapsulates the book message. 4) Love colourful drawings that capture the mood but need to look quality and professional drawn. Maybe a drawing of my logo looking professional done or something similar. 5) Elements of the book image and writing to have lots of space on the cover so that its not confusing or complicated for the viewer. Dislike 3D effects and drop shadows 6) My name does not need to be in massive letters as its the book its the book message I am selling not myself. 7) Colours: If you use something bold have something that contrasts. Don’t use more than 3 colours. Avoid primary colours you find on MS Paint (full blue, full red, full green). 8) The main thing is Keep It Simple, unique and stand out, as this book will be put on Amazon Kindle and its in a very busy and competitive niches such as Health and Fitness, woman health
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
jcmanthorpe collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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