Looking for a book cover to be used at CreateSpace (5.5 x 8.5 trim; including the front back and calculated spine, for upload to CreateSpace), cut/resize to Kindle and iPad requirements, other e-books, and other printers for a book called Backcountry Devotions. This Christian book is meant to be taken on hikes, hunts, or other times in the backcountry for individual or group Bible Studies during downtime on the adventure (or read at home by the fire with hard copy or e-book reader).
Main Idea is:
1. Keep God close to you while you are out in His backyard.
2. We want a style that says the book is well used/studied, has been out on the trail and seen some dirt and probably dropped in the dirt, natural colors that are kind of subdued, (dirt, pine, bark, fall colors of aspens maybe, blue of a nice river, , with an old leather cover / journal feel to it and something that screams "I belong out in the middle of nowhere hiking, hunting, fishing, and all that great stuff."
Other ideas about the cover:
1. A Christian Cross can be used but not required.
2. I want the shopper to walk by the book and say
- "Hey that would be great to take on my next hike!" and
- "it will fit into my bag and not take up alot of weight" and
- "Just what I need during downtime and while hanging out in camp with my friends."
1. Attached photo is desired somewhere but not required and can be cropped if needed. (you'll get the high-res version to complete the project of course).
2. Also looking for ability to use the cover as a theme for additional books that focus on a specific demographic...think about how Chicken Soup for the Soul has a theme that is reused.
3. Attached is a current book cover that has text for inclusion on the back cover; that's there to give you text but don't really look at the design...it's not good enough, which is why I'm coming to you all!
4. Author photo is attached. Will need photo credit, and that info will be passed to you later.