Title: A California Closing
Sub-Title: A Novel
By: Robert Wintner
Back Logline: Sequel to Death In Eden
Size covers (front and rear): 5.5” x 8.25"
Spine = .75”
Bleed elements must extend beyond the document size (final trim) by 0.125" on all 4 sides
On Spine: allow room for publisher’s logo 1” from bottom
On back cover: [allow for 250 words + allow for portrait author + bio 75 words
Please design as one cover, then on approval, I will need a separate psd for each:
1. the front cover with all fonts,
2. a copy of the spine with all fonts, and
3. a copy of the back cover (no text except for back logline).
All these separate elements are needed to complete the InDesign final files and allow for adjustments later please. However, if the front image wraps around to the back, that is fine, it can be one image (one psd) for the front, spine and back.
Similar Titles (artistic inspiration only):
Big M OK Used Car magnate Michael Mulroney never set out to be heroic. He lives at the top, naturally, thanks to instinct, wit and the will to win. Insolvency is not the same as poverty; poverty is for poor people, and a man of proven dexterity is not poor. He beats the practical challenge of life in the golden state—of fickle markets, low-ballers, long-tooth real estate women, name droppers, fitness compulsives, sexual molestation charges and the ten-percent grade up Hazel Dell on a bicycle four days in a row—at sixty!
Samson slew a thousand philistines with the jawbone of an ass. Michael Mulroney may be more deliberate in sussing a situation, in measuring a mark for front-end warmth, background development, for schmoozing up and hosing down. But soon he’ll step back in deference to his inner Samson, who will swing away, going in for the close.
If the ledger won’t balance, give it a few days with some hustle and scramble and judiciously placed phone calls. That’s the difference between a poor man and a man of the worldly class.