eBook cover - the image is for display purposes on smashwords.com, amazon.com, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble etc.
Any text on the cover must be crisp and clear as the image will be shrunk to thumbnail size per the above websites. All the cover elements need to look good when small.
The eBook cover needs to be shaped like a normal book (a vertical rectangle, not a square) and should include the book title and author name. 500 pixels wide by 800 pixels tall is a good dimension and .jpg is the preferred file format. The image must be RGB.
I also want A4 & A3 print ready images of the cover.
Book title: Running Technique
Author: Brian Martin
Foreword by Philo Saunders PhD, Senior Physiologist, Australian Institute of Sport
When I think about the cover these words spring to mind:
• Friendly / approachable
• Trust / safe / credible
• Motivate / inspire
• Learning / knowledge
• Empowerment / I can do this
• Hope / accessible / any person can do it
• Logical and well written
• A new perspective on an old problem
I have no preconceptions about the image, the genre is dominated by covers with very fit looking elite runners on the cover - I'd like to stay away from this. I want the book to be inclusive and inspiring without losing the sense it's a serious book about running. Web ad project follows.