I have attached a document with explicit instructions for the dust jacket design.
I've also included them here, but make sure you look at the document to catch nuances like italics, etc.
A Common Citizen's Guide to Rebuilding America
(Note that I will be removing the middle initial "D" that you see on the first version.)
2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded
(should be really small and at the bottom)
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” –Thomas Paine
(Quote should be like a big headline/blockquote.)
(Use a drop cap on the following description text.)
In 1776, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense showered sparks on the tinder of revolution. With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Americans formally claimed their rights, and that tinder exploded into a new age for mankind.
But more than 200 years later, the flames of freedom are dying. We cry that Washington has failed us, but that is not where the blame lies.
With our rights, We the People were given the duty to maintain them. We the People are the problem. And We the People are the solution. Our republic will be restored not through political revolution, but through a revolution of the soul—not as we point fingers upward, but as we turn inward.
In an age of blame, this is uncommon sense. And it’s precisely what America needs to rekindle her light.
“Uncommon Sense is earnest, idealistic, counter-intuitive and vital; a Tea Party for the soul. At times it had my heart racing, and at times moved me to tears. This empowering work is elegant in its simplicity and profound in its potential to move the hearts and minds of our people to own their role as the Overseers of Freedom and to advance the cause of liberty.” -Oliver DeMille, Author of A Thomas Jefferson Education and Co-Author of LeaderShift
Learn more at http://www.StephenDPalmer.com.
(Also include space for bar code with ISBN number.)
INSIDE FRONT (LEFT) FLAP:
Join America's Builders at the Center for Social Leadership
Founded by Stephen Palmer and Oliver DeMille, the Center for Social Leadership is a think tank and action organization dedicated to building social leaders for the 21st Century. We empower ordinary citizens to make an extraordinary difference.
We offer products, classes, and personal mentoring to help you conquer limitations, unleash your genius, and lead with courage and power.
Traditional leadership is broken. Conventional human organization based on hierarchies and authority is outdated. Human consciousness is evolving. Technology has transformed the way we interact and enhanced our ability to have impact.
We created CSL to steer these changes to heal society, preserve freedom, and ensure peace and prosperity for humanity.
A new vision of leadership is needed. Not the old, hierarchical, positional, authoritative, privileged-elite leadership, but a new democratic, action-determined, service-oriented leadership. Through this social leadership, mankind can achieve unprecedented happiness and fulfillment.
Engage with CSL by subscribing to our mailing list at http://www.TheSocialLeader.com.
(Should also include the CSL logo, which I've attached.)
INSIDE BACK (RIGHT) FLAP:
Stephen Palmer is a writer and entrepreneur devoted to helping people conquer limitations, maximize their potential, and achieve true freedom.
He is a co-founder of the Center for Social Leadership and the founder of Life Manifestos (http://www.LifeManifestos.com).
He co-authored, with Garrett Gunderson, the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and Amazon bestseller, Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths that are Destroying Your Prosperity. He also co-authored, with Kris Krohn, The Conscious Creator: Six Laws for Manifesting Your Masterpiece Life, as well as Hub Mentality: Shifting from Business Transactions to Community Interactions with Carl Woolston.
A liberal arts graduate and political independent, Stephen is dedicated to moving the cause of liberty worldwide.
Stephen and his wife, Karina, are raising their four children in southern Utah. When he's not writing or spending time with his family, you’ll find him reading, canyoneering in Zion National Park, gardening, or playing basketball.
Subscribe to Stephen's blog at http://www.StephenDPalmer.com, and subscribe to his popular "Inspiration Weekly" newsletter at http://www.LifeManifestos.com.
(Also include the picture of me, which I've attached.)
(At the bottom of the spine, also include the three gears from the CSL logo, which I've attached. Just below those, put "CSL.")