kurt e got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Help Money Counselor launch a series of five personal finance Guides
Check out kurt e's Book cover contest…
The centerpiece of the organization is the Money Counselor blog at http://mymoneycounselor.com. I also do one-on-one counseling. Money Counselor's aim is to help people make better money choices. I blog about all topics money: paying off debt, improving credit, avoiding scams, investing, taxes, money-saving tips, etc. My target is mainly middle economic class and below, but anybody aiming to pay off debt and save enough for a comfortable retirement.
What's your vision?
Primarily, a Kindle book cover, or more precisely six (6) nearly identical Kindle book covers. I'm publishing a series of five Guides: The Money Counselor "Simple Guides to Debt, Credit, and Wealth Series." Each of the five Guides will be sold separately on Amazon as Kindle books, plus I'll offer a single book comprising all five Guides. So while it's six book covers, there should be continuity of design among the covers. I'm thinking of this is a single design with different titles/subtitles mainly, perhaps other minor differences at the designer's discretion. To be clearer: I'm not expecting contest participants to submit six book covers. I'm expecting a single design, with the understanding that the contest winner will deliver that design in six versions differing only in the titles / subtitle, and perhaps other very minor differences at the designer's discretion. I think I have a personal preference generally toward simplicity, structure, minimalism, clean lines, a more modern look. I think I'd like to see a wide variety of options from 99designs' designers, and I will provide feedback early and often to streamline the process. The book cover should be inviting, not intimidating, conjuring a reaction of 'this is going to be easy' rather than 'this looks too hard for me!' "Simple" is part of the series' title, and Amazon book browsers should have that sense from the cover. Success, particularly with money, prosperity, security, and competence are also words that come to mind. I've attached the Money Counselor logo (which should be on the cover) and a document summarizing each Guide and providing titles and subtitles. Two versions of the logo are attached--feel free to incorporate either as fits best with your design.
NEW: I've just uploaded files with the Money Counselor logo only, no words (file "moco logos only"). I'd like to see some designs incorporating this image instead of a stock image. For each book cover, I'd like to get a version with a small "Amazon best seller" splash or badge. I expect the designer to research Amazon's Kindle book cover specs and requirements and incorporate into her/his design.
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.
kurt e 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!
Anica has done an outstanding job. She understood my messages well and is a great communicator. What was important to me: building trust and understanding what I needed and getting it translated into a cool design. - mission accomplished!
I will definitely continue working with Anica. Her design, design range, reliability, work ethic and integrity makes her an ideal partner for almost any type of project.
Thank you very much again for your work, Anica!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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