jennybinaK got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a hip new look for the 3rd book in a dynamic self-help series
Check out jennybinaK's Book cover contest…
J Eric Gentry, PhD
This book offers a simple path to heal the past, transform the present, have a future with intention.
people who have tried traditional means of coping with stress and trauma. Age 30-55. Location: World-wide Gender: 35% male 65% female (inclusive to all identities) Professional Caregivers (docs, therapists, etc) and those seeking self-help from stress-related problems
Book cover type
Welcome to this quest! I'm Jenny Brackman, the VP of our company. J. Eric Gentry was my hero and mentor before I became his business partner. He has authored or co-authored eight books. None of them have ever sold well and I think that's due to lack of contemporary design and marketing. This book (FFF) is the first book of his that is oriented to a general/lay/para-professional audience. My passions is to bring this to a MUCH broader audience and to do that we need something modern. There will be MANY more books to come in this Forward-Facing Series so hopefully your talent is one we can use in the future. Our company's website will give you an idea of our mission. https://www.forward-facing.com/ I DON'T suggest coordinating the book cover to the website as we are going to be overhauling the website soon. The first two "Forward-Facing" books were written to a professional audience. The first (Forward Facing Trauma Therapy https://tinyurl.com/44ebdux9 ) for mental health professionals, and the second (Forward-Facing Professional Resilience https://tinyurl.com/3f3ymsrm) was written for medical professionals. If you check out both books on Amazon, you'll see the similarity between the two. They were designed by the same person with the same motif. These books were published before I (Jenny Brackman) came along. IMO, the first book, FFTT, screams "I was self-published!" The second title (FFPR) looks better but looks more like an academic textbook than a book that would be easily readable for anyone wanting help to overcome Bright and bold, beautiful conveys both hope and intrigue Mountains (maybe), image of a person or persons (like the previous books) SUBTITLE: I like the idea of getting creative with the layout of the subtitle. By creative I mean the size(s) of the font, location of the words, etc. (some horizontal, some vertical?). The subtitle is crucial to emphasize because it describes the book concretely whereas the title is abstract.
What to avoid
cliche drab darker colors fonts that are overly playful don't wan't sarif fonts
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
jennybinaK collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
This designer was perfect to work with, His initial design was about 80%, but was patient with no complaints whatsoever, to do numerous revisions till we got the job looking 100%. Would certain work with again. Thank you.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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