NOTE: We ran a previous contest for this cover, but we had to change the title of the book and go for a different look.
Subtitle: The 127 Most Inspiring Bite-Sized Stories
The book will be 6in by 6in, full-color. Each page will comprise of a GivesMeHope story told visually. The winning bidder will be given credit in the book, and allowed to use in bidder's portfolio. My previous book was a New York Times bestseller so we're expecting this book to sell very well.
For examples of the book's content, go here: http://gmhbook.snapfish.com
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Important: the cover needs to be VERY LOUD - the first thing your eye sees if you're scanning a bookshelf. But it needs to convey the visual, full-color photographic nature of the book. So, two words: loud, but beautiful.
Even though the title is "Gives Me Hope", we don't want to feature it TOO prominently. So the ratio between the title and subtitle shouldn't be anything extreme like 80/20.
Feel free to use photos as the design background. We use Bigstockphoto, but we'll buy whatever image is necessary as long as the image is licensed properly.
I will provide guidance and rapid feedback through the process.