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Profession : Entrepreneur Libre
Sébastien Night, fondateur du Mouvement des Entrepreneurs Libres
I'm looking for an impactful inspiring cover for a book that will be a best-seller in France ! My previous book sold over 15,000 copies as a self-published book, and now I have a high-profile publisher backing this new project! I can't wait to see the beautiful concepts you come up with! About me: People call me "The French Marketer." I have trained over 10 000 entrepreneurs in France and French countries to help them start their business and automate their marketing. I also publish videos online to an audience of over 300,000 subscribers in 35 countries. I quit my job as a computer engineer in 2006 and my first two businesses were surprisingly successful : a salsa dance school which I ran for three years, and later a coaching practice where I was the first famous "dating coach" in France. I have a very well-known profile in France ; I have been featured on every single national TV channel and radio network in the country, as well as numerous newspapers. Millions of people have watched my online videos. Because of this name and face recognition, I am considering having my picture on the cover, either at the back, or in a small spot on the front cover. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK IS NOT ABOUT ME so I do not want my photo to be front and center on the cover. The book is about the reader becoming a "free entrepreneur" and living the life of their dreams. I am merely an example of my own advice : when I'm not dancing around the world with my wife, I run my business remotely and work only one day a week (Thursdays) which allows me to spend most of my time with my 2-year-old daughter Alice. (the bio text in French, for the back cover, is included as an attachment to this brief) The author pic : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I62XNsCmkXbmqOhjthN9_Rllna0TMZBw/view?usp=sharing
This is a very practical guide that helps people : 1. Figure out whether entrepreneurship is for them 2. Get the self-confidence and the practical tools to launch their business and become their own boss 3. Get inspired with the stories of real entrepreneurs that engineered their freedom, starting from scratch The book is written in a very conversational style. I am taking them through a journey and I'm dispensing practical advice interspersed with lots of relatable stories of diverse people (white, black, mixed race, men, women, youngsters, retirees) from multiple French-speaking countries who started their businesses with no previous experience.
This is for the 19 million people who say they want to "one day" start a business. This book is NOT a traditional business textbook. We are targeting a much broader segment of the population : the 37% of people in France who say entrepreneurship is a "life goal" for them, but are turned off by the usual, same-old, boring "business books". This book will be placed in a section between "self-help" and "business" in bookstores, so please think more "Exciting book to inspire the everyday person to quit their job" and less "Business Plan Textbook".
Book cover type
The paperback size is 14.5cm wide x 22.5 tall. The mood I am looking for : positive, optimistic, self-willed, inspiring. The overall feeling : this is a book that MUST look accessible and approachable to people who are traditionally not consumers of "business books".
What to avoid
Please avoid having the title in too small a typesize. A person should be able to "get it" from across the room or in an Amazon thumbnail. The title and subtitles need to be in French. Please don't make any spelling mistakes, just copy/paste them to be sure.
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.
The French Marketer collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Can Designer, is an absolute Rock Star. She is extremely consistent with her creativity and her absolute phenomenal turn around time in her communications. Do NOT think twice about hiring her! Just do it! GVT from Seattle.
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