This author needs a book cover, formatted and in a template suitable
for a Print-on-demand Paperback book, on http://www.CreateSpace.com.
PLEASE USE THE TEMPLATE ATTACHED.
(The front cover will later be used as the ebook cover, on Kindle
1. Title, author’s name and main image as big and clear as possible
at the thumbnail scale, for sale on Amazon for example. Words must be
very easily readable, “jumping out" to the maximum, more than nearby
(Author’s name can be smaller than the title).
2. Subtitle only needs to be easily readable when enlarged as on on
3. It needs strong contrast between background and text.
4. Style appeals to women over 40, & says this is funny and
title Noodle Trails
subtitle Fair Trade, Dung Trade and Travels in Thailand
author Eileen Kay
Please use as main image the attached road sign for an elephant
Optional second image: small lizard, only for very small comedy
detail, here or elsewhere. or not.
Third image of the bay, just as a suggestion of the setting, a
tropical island. Great colours if lightened.
Background colour? You could suggest the sunny beach island.
(Also, please, no actual noodles? The title refers to wandering around
lost, not food
SPINE – words as big, bold and clear as possible, REALLY TO THE MAX
I do not yet have a bar code, ISBN, etc, so please leave space on the
lower LH portion, so this can be added later.
On the RH lower side, you can add three things:
the words “Travel, Memoir”
cover design by (……you…….), and
maybe a tiny comedy gecko?
The back cover text is this:
Ex-comic turned importer loses nearly everything, and travels through
Thailand in search of solace, mangoes and food for the soul.
Eileen is off to Thailand, like many winters before. Then it was sun,
sand and samples of souvenirs, but not now: she's broke, alone and
discouraged. This trip could be her last.
This noodle-shaped route covers Bangkok slums, a mountain-top weaving
collective, ratty beach huts, and a workshop making brass jewellery
from old bombshells.
She will bid fond farewell to her trading partners: effervescent Mr
Chai of Elephant Dung Paper, Mrs ‘Call Me Aunty’ who invented
recycled newspaper weaving, dynamic Mrs Boon who keeps her
neighbourhood alive by carving things from coconuts, and Mrs Sweet and
her group of Tsunami widows.
This grassroots, first-hand account shows how one lone woman can make
a difference in a world of economic elephants.
Her travel journals are the basis of this eccentric, humorous memoir
and personal love letter to the Thais and ex-pats who befriend her.
Best of all, this journey turns out nothing like how it started.
Tsunamis, heartbreaks, and commercial losses can be survived: hers,
theirs and anyone's.
Noodle Trails contains edible insects, tough questions, comedy,
ambushes of poignancy, and an awful lot of elephant dung.