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This cover was for my first book of teen fiction - and Estella created such an awesome cover, I absolutely love it!
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Kevin Foster, M.Th.
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This book outlines the hidden forces that work to destroy intimacy in most marriages. I call these forces enigmas, because they are difficult to discover and it's difficult to understand what causes them. The book is named: The 3 Marriage Enigmas. The subtitle is : The Secret Reasons Marriages Fail and How to Ensure Your Thrives The book walks couples through what I identify as the downward spiral in marriage that almost all couples experience which reduces the level of their love and intimacy. The downward spiral is caused by the enigmas. Invisible forces couples are not aware of. I identify these enigmas. My book uses a 2 engine jet airplane for the main metaphor through out. Airplanes can stall and spiral down out of control when there is a major failure. Marriages do the same thing. After revealing these enigmas, I then explain how they interact to destroy marriages. The book outlines a method for overcoming them and building a strong love together with deep intimacy that will last forever. If both engines or hearts are running at full power, the relationship (aircraft) will gain intimacy just as an airplane will gain altitude.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
First, this is a very serious book. The artwork cannot appear cartoon like. The book compares airplanes to marriage. When marriages face these enigmas, the result is a loss of aircraft altitude or relationship intimacy. The interactions from the enigmas cause relationships to spiral downward, just like a real airplane when it stalls. The cover should show at least a couple realistic looking airplanes spiraling downward in a banking turn, maybe a line behind them showing the downward flight path. At least one plane should be crashed. At least one should be flying high at great altitude. Others can be shown in various stages, maybe one heading sharply upward. One should be circling at low altitude, maybe skimming the trees. If clouds are in the picture, they should be realistic looking. All of this is on an assembled puzzle, representing the enigmas. Use your imagination. Maybe the shadow of wedding rings or a married couple on back round. This is my idea, if you think you may have a better one that can depict what my book explains, go for it! I am willing to email the manuscript to anyone who feels it will help them. it is about a 4 to 5 hour read.
This is going to be a 6X9 book, so color and good resolution would be nice. I would also like to blow up the front cover for a poster.
If you have any questions, call me at directly at 574-849-5263 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover dimensions for a 9X6 book with about 204 pages should be as follows: Width= back @ 6.125, spine @ .455, front @ 6.125 Total width is about 12.7. Height is 9.25 These are USA standards of inches, not metric. Resolution needs to be at least 300 dpi.
One more thing. I am not stuck on using a puzzle. It was all I could come up with to show the Enigma concept. If you have a better idea, I would love to see it.