The cover shouldn't be too "touchy feely" like a typical relationship book -- it should be more like a "How To" book. The cover should jump off the shelves and appear classy and fun.
We don't want to put any photos on the book cover - maybe a subtle graphic element in the background or with the text (perhaps a big 48 screened back to be subtle), but nothing too overwhelming or cartoonish. The text will be the key.
Attached is a very basic attempt at designing a cover that might give you an idea of what we like. Just an idea. But we want to elevate this to the next level making it cool & edgy. We like the black/red/white options, but are also open to looking at other color combinations -- maybe red & purple or grey & blue.
<p style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; font-style: normal; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">We will need a spine and back cover design as well as the front cover (text to come). We don't have specs from the publisher on a finished size yet, but to make things standard let's go with 9"x6.5".
<p style="margin-top: 7px; margin-bottom: 7px; font-style: normal; line-height: 21px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">Also, we should have said that we need to add the word "The" to the beginning of the title of the book. The title is "The 48 Hour Relationship Retreat".