florabrown got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Flora Brown needs a new book or magazine cover
Check out florabrown's Book cover contest…
I write nonfiction books and coach other aspiring authors.
What's your vision?
I need a book cover for my print self-help book Title: Color Your Life Happy Subtitle: Create the Success, Abundance, and Inner Joy You Deserve Tagline: A Roadmap to Self-Acceptance and Personal Fulfillment Author: Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. Edition: 2nd Edition I'd like a creative design, but please no crayons, colored pencils, balloons and handprints since those make folks think it's an art book or for children. My book is 213 pgs and is a collection of practical wisdom, results of happiness research, ancient wisdom, personal anecdotes, motivational quotes, activities, one cartoon per chapter and tips the reader can use to create her own version of a happy life. It's set up to encourage readers to complete activities throughout, Sidebars give the meaning and best use of the main colors. I've attached the cover from the first edition. Some folks say my current cover is dated and that I should use a more modern font. I'm not opposed to an image as long as it's not a childish one or a clever arrangement of the title, but I'd be pleased if you could incorporate the multicolored swoop that is in the background. However, if you have a better idea, we can drop that swoop. The other books about happiness that have been published by other authors have images of a modified happy face, colored houses, flowers, an overturned bowl of cherries, a sliced cherry pie or no image at all and just text. Book covers that I tend to like have the title prominent, then the subtitle in a smaller font near the main title. Since the book is about creating a life of happiness the title needs to have a bit of fun or energy in it, without implying that I'm prescribing what happiness looks like for everyone. Thank you.
I've attached the original cover, as well as some content to help you understand the direction of the book.
$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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.
florabrown collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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