JEC2006 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a cover for Best-Selling Non-Fiction Book Not One Dollar More!
Check out JEC2006's Book cover contest…
NOT ONE DOLLAR MORE!
Joseph Éamon Cummins
Joseph Éamon Cummins is an author of fiction and non-fiction books.
It teaches ordinary consumers how to buy a home the smart way - how to avoid traps and save money on the home and mortgage.
Pro-active consumers interested in saving money and building wealth, mostly ordinary consumers rather than professionals. Target audience for Not One Dollar More! is homebuyers. Age range mid-20s to mid-60s. Gender is evenly split. Nationwide.
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Full brief is included -- see pdf.
No images - will be text-only cover (back and front). It's the third edition of an established book but will need to be clearly distinguishable from both previous editions. It has a bold title, so will need a strong cover. The title must be dominant - it has recognition in the market - the subtitle is explanatory (makes sense of the title) so must be conspicuous and strongly supportive of title. Mood is serious but not dour - I am open to limited, creative use of color, including colors beyond the primaries (though I am not mandating this). Front cover must be striking but not look like a street poster, not 'cheap' or amateurish. Book is 6x9 inches. I have attached two 'sample covers' files: 'Interesting Book Covers' and 'Unshakeable Cover' - NOT to be duplicated, just to show typography that I feel works well on books having similarities with Not One Dollar More! Two previous editions of NODM are also shown. The 'Unshakeable' cover uses a short testimonial on front; in the copy for my book I have included three short testimonials that might be used in this way (all three preferably, or, if not, two); this will make more sense when you see my copy file.
What to avoid
No stock image or image trickery. As I mentioned - a creative typographic cover, back and front - unless a designer can change my mind on this (I am open). In response to your later question about using stock images, I am saying 'Not sure' only to stay open to a designer who might want to change my mind on using an image(s) of some sort - it's unlikely but let's see.
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.
JEC2006 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Arrowdesigns came up with several great book covers. It was difficult to choose because I liked them all. Very easy to work with in regards to changes. Quick responses.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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