We would love a cover for our first book, it has the pithy title of
‘What you need to know about dates and times in computing’
‘A Cromulent Guide’
Its going to be the first in a series of cromulent guides, so we would like the covers of the books to have a theme so they look good on our bookshelves when placed together. Like the old penguin books
The feeling of a guide book should also come to mind when you look at it. It’s only A5 in size (if printed) and comes in at under 100 pages. So short enough to be read in a sitting.
The cover should look good small as it'll be available on online stores and identifiable through a thumbnail.
What you need to know about dates and times in computing
A Cromulent Guide by
We've upload some pictures that convey some aspects of the style. The yellow-bound books look good together as a stack. We like the blue on the blue-bound book and the idea of the emblem, although it isn't strictly necessary.
The O'Rielly cover is uploaded to show a consistent theme but something that isn't bland (like the blue and yellow bound books).
The melted clocks from the Persistence of Memory might be useful inspiration.