Honest_and_Specific got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover for "Real-World Relationship" a Creative and Practical Relationship Activity Guide
Check out Honest_and_Specific's Book cover contest…
I have written a unique and detailed relationship activity book and you now have an opportunity to join the epic contest to ensure it gets the magnificent cover it surely deserves! The target audience for the book is working adults in an existing relationship that seek to improve their relationship in some way without having to do a ton of unpleasant "relationship work".
What's your vision?
This contest is BLIND. I will give feedback for each entry. This contest is GUARANTEED. ______________________________________________ I am releasing a book I wrote titled "Real-World Relationship: Simple, Creative Ways Busy People Can Have Fun and Grow Together." The author's name is Steven Bogolub I have attached a more detailed description of the book. The book will be released both digitally and physically. I need a great cover for it. The cover (including the back and spine) needs to POP in Amazon's Kindle Store as a thumbnail as well as on the bookshelf. In addition to being eye-grabbing, I want the style of the cover to be unique, different from the other books that will appear around it in search results. (For example, there are lots of relationship books with images of people holding / embracing one another on Amazon). The book will be a maximum of 6x9 inches large. ______________________________________ Design Goals: - Catches the eye - Very polished - Very engaging and interesting - Clear / bold Design Considerations: - Colors should pop and have contrast. Please don't use more than 3 or 4 colors. - Please don't use pink or red - Appropriate "feelings" associated with the cover include: Motivational, optimistic, warm, creative, practical, happy, and effective - To make the title and subtitle stand out, parts of the text will likely need to be visually distinct from one another. (EX: different colors, font sizes, effects, etc...) - This design probably needs some sort artwork. I don't think text alone will be enough to make the cover pop. - Note: I am trying to appeal to busy, working professionals. If you use any characters, please use ones that fit that description. - Consider including imagery that makes the viewer feel like they can achieve an uplifting and inspiring partnership while also succeeding at work. ______________________________________ Example Imagery (This is just an EXAMPLE to get the FEELING of what I am after. If you can run with it, awesome. If something else comes to mind please go with that.) : Setting: Inside of a couple's house. It's not perfect but not dingy either. There is a trashbag waiting to be taken out. There are some dishes that need to be done. Maybe there is a laptop or computer screen on. There is a man with business jacket either slung over his shoulder with one arm or on a nearby chair. There is a slim woman in a work skirt. The woman and man are sharing a moment and enjoying time together. This could be a very loving and heartfelt smile between the two of them while they sit close to one another holding hands. A book is nearby, (this book) that they are doing an activity from. The couple could also instead be having fun playing together somehow. Maybe the woman is chasing the man around a central object, and they are both laughing. Maybe the man is lifting the woman up and spinning her. Maybe the woman has jumped on the man's back and is throwing one hand up in the air. ____________________________________ Please Avoid: Photos of real human faces. _________________________________________ Here are some things you can put on the back cover if they fit. Some of this text can be removed if it interferes with the design aesthetic. - ISBN # / barcode on bottom of cover. "You can have a fulfilling relationship that's also low-stress. You can make your relationship fun. You can turn your relationship into a source of strength that fuels the rest of your life." "Inside this book you'll find a wide assortment of activities specifically designed to promote various aspects of your relationship. The activities are all free or practically free, and don’t require any skills whatsoever." "You Will Learn: - Playful activities that develop trust and teamwork between you and your partner. - Time efficient techniques that maximize your time together, prevent frustration, and keep you and your partner having fun. - How to impress your partner with romantic surprises that are simple to set up and last for weeks. - Fun games that will get you and your partner laughing together. - Practical methods to keep you and your partner happy without sacrificing other areas of your life." "You can have the partnership you long for, once you know how to thrive in a… Real-World Relationship." Good Luck! I'm excited to see what you all come up with. Feel free to ask me any questions. ~ Steve
If you win I'll also send you a free copy of the book! Extra Bonus Points if you can also provide a image of a book with the cover on it that I can use on my website.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at ¥32,199.
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.
Honest_and_Specific collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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