We are looking for the Front Cover and (optional)Spine design for the book. The book will probably be 6"w x 8.25" to 9" tall (we're early in this process). We'll want the image in a 300 dpi jpeg and layered photoshop formats.
We want elements of this cover to form a template/Brand for the whole "The Broke xxxx Guide" series, where the rest of the title and other graphic elements would change based on the subject matter of that particular guide.
We envision something like the "for Dummies" books (http://www.dummies.com) or to a lessor extent the "Complete Idiots Guide to" books (http://www.IdiotsGuides.com). We like the cartoonish aspect of the Dummies guides over photo elements of the Idiots guides. In fact we would like a character (like Dummies uses) or graphic that we could use as a moniker for the "Broke" in the the Broke Agent brand (broke person-maybe with pockets pulled out, or piggy bank with chain/belt and lock, etc.)
The cover will need the following:
-Full title "The Broke Agent's Guide to Getting More Customers"
-Subtitle: "How to get more customers without spending a ton of cash"
-both author names: Greg Pitstick first, William Brown second
-the word "Broke" should be distinguished in some way (see our working sample attached)
If you do the spine, we want it to stand out and look good on the book shelf. We expect the final book to be in the 175 page range +/-.
The winner will be credited as the cover designer inside the book, we will keep the copyright. We would also look to the winner first for future book covers as well as other in-book illustrations and web graphics that we'll need.