Paper Raven Books got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover contest for a book about running challenges, advice and nutrition
Check out Paper Raven Books's Book cover contest…
Ace the Half [Run Your Best Half Marathon, Get in Shape, and Finally Tick “Finish the Race” Off Your Bucket List]
Beverly Asante Puschmann
As a former competitive high school and university athlete turned couch-potato, who is now back on track as a half-marathon runner, Beverly Asante Puschmann, a Certified Distance Running Coach and Certified Nutrition Coach, has walked (or rather: run!) the talk. She has researched everything you need to know to successfully run your first half marathon with ease - and compiled it for you in this book. Let the fun begin!
This insightful training strategy writing is full of running advice for any level of experience. Professional women and men often experience more issues learning how to properly train for athletic events in safe and health-conscious ways than athletically inclined individuals who haven’t stopped moving since high school. Many of us would love to be that consistently dedicated to a sport, but life gets in the way. Ace The Half is an engaging book by running coach Beverly Asante Puschmann, who is a certified distance running coach and who is (once again, after some time off) a half-marathon runner herself. She’s sprinkled in relatable stories about her own life to keep you laughing and entertained while she plies you with helpful information. This is running writing for beginners and consistent athletes. Not only does this book include motivation, but there are also checklists, running tips about preparation, advice about the best equipment and tools to use, and food intake suggestions. Asante Puschmann even covers recovery after the fact, so you can use this book to prepare for multiple half-marathons. In Ace The Half, you’ll learn about: Bev’s life as a runner The counter-intuitive way to start your race so that you're crossing the finish line with a smile on your face Training tips to get through mile 10 of your half marathon without leg cramps Nutritional secrets to getting your fuel and hydration right, during training and racing Mindset methods to get over the self-doubt that keeps you thinking you can’t run that far This running book for any level is full of tips about running challenges, running advice about nutrition, and so much more! When will you run your next half marathon?
Book cover type
If we’re using people on the cover, we’d like to see diversity in race and gender. Possibly a man and woman - diverse. If using any people on the cover at least one woman. The title should pop - no specific preference for colors. Most books that do well in the running section show quite a lot of sky. The book cover should look inviting to novice runners, minorities and women. Most of the running books out there have white men on them - I want to shake this up a bit.
What to avoid
Additional budget for stock imagery: $29-$49
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €289.
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.
Paper Raven Books 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.
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And then… they selected a winner!
Md is a rockstar. If you're thinking about working with him, let this be your 'Yes'. He has a great eye for design and is very patient and easy to work with. Thank you!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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