Title: The Last Flight
Sub-Title: A Novel
By: Greg Liefer
Back Logline: Can a helicopter pilot survive a desperate frozen Alaskan rescue? Can he survive his own fears?
Size covers (front and rear): 6.1875" x 9.25"
Front and back Flap: 3.5"x 9.25”
Spine = .7375”
Bleed elements must extend beyond the document size (final trim) by 0.125" on all 4 sides
Allow: .25" between covers and flaps to allow for flap wrap
On Spine: allow room for publisher’s logo 1” from bottom
Description on front flap: [allow for 250 words]
On back cover: [allow for portrait author and 150 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,
3. a copy of the flaps with all fonts and
4. 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 (not flaps).
Similar Titles (artistic inspiration only):
LAST FLIGHT is the heroic story of aged, ex-Vietnam, now senior Army helicopter pilot, Gil Connor’s struggle with impending terminal illness and a desire to pull of one last daring rescue. Haunted by the horrors of war and a turbulent past, Connor is torn between ending his life before the inevitable and reaching the survivors of a remote Alaskan civilian commuter plane crash deep in the mountains – a rescue that perhaps only his decades of skills can pull off.
The plane’s captain, Scott Sanders, takes charge after the crash, in spite of his injuries and the realization that his dream of flying for a major airline is destroyed. Passenger Susan Douglas, a retired school teacher, assists him while barely holding herself together. Her husband was killed in a fiery plane crash years before.
Aided by an untested protégée, Al Thompson, and a mysterious young girl, Lisa, found at the crash site, Connor nevertheless finds himself in a constant battle against internal demons. Rescuing the survivors becomes a means of redemption.
In his desperate gamble to achieve the near impossible set against the harsh beauty of wild Alaska, Connor’s underlying intentions are unknown, even to himself, until the very end. Amid the turmoil of an approaching storm and almost certain failure, his flying skills and drive for personal redemption are the only hope remaining for the crash survivors.