Thank you for helping me with my ebook cover. The ebook will be an 8.5x11 format with the title: “The Psychology of Spas and Wellbeing” and subtitle “A Guide to the Science of Holistic Healing” and author’s name “Jeremy McCarthy” on the cover.
The book is about 200 pages and covers in detail the research behind holistic (mind, body, spirit) healing that could be applicable in spas including positive psychology, stress relief, behavior modification, fitness and exercise, mindfulness, mind-body training, touch and massage, etc.
The audience for the ebook is spa and wellness professionals. The book is a comprehensive review of the scientific literature relating to spas and healing from the field of psychology.
The cover should be clean and simple and work as a thumbnail on a website but should have some kind of imagery that captures the idea of Spas (robes, tea, massage?) Psychology (mind, meditation, spirituality), and Wellbeing (peace, love, happiness, health?) I’d like to avoid using a stack of rocks which is the cliché image to represent spas and “balance.”
I have two ideas but I am definitely open to others as I’m sure someone could come up with something better. One idea is a photo of a person in a robe carrying a cup of tea with a happy face on it. It could show only the torso like the image on the cover of “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh (http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness). The second idea is an illustration of a robed figure seated in meditation with a symbol emphasizing psychology and wellbeing at the head (see the logo from my blog at http://psychologyofwellbeing.com –this symbol could be used but it is by no means a requirement. This just gives you an example of how I represented the “science” of “wellbeing” graphically before.
The imagery and style should stand out but feel soft and light and not too harsh or too bold. No black please. If you see my blog you will see some colors that I like. Generally, white, pale green, deep pale blue, charcoal grey. Would like to get file in AI plus a PDF. Extra credit for bringing the ebook to life with 3d imagery but I also need the flat file for the cover.