• Elements to consider in front cover design
—image of a slim man standing & facing forward, from the chin down, (190 lbs/6 ft/waist 34—HE’S 64 BUT FIT & TRIM)
—dressed in neat suit pants (gray with thin stripes),
—crisp white dress shirt,
—bright tie, matching his socks. (Perhaps canary-yellow?)
—Fancy dress shoes (laces & tan brown), and the color matches the belt (tan-brown.)
—holds a clothes iron in R-hand
—brown ironing mark (burn) on the front of the shirt, overlying L-shoulder area.
—to the man’s Right, a steel bar with free weights, resting on the floor: 2x45 lbs on each side
—a Devon-Rex cat. Arching its back, leaning against the free weights?
—the cat and the weights go together, whether on the man’s L or R side—slightly beside and behind him, on the floor.
Layout on BACK COVER:
• continue background colors used on front and spine
• top ½: At the top: Maxime
• top ½: then the 180-word summary
• Middle ¼: author image on L-side and short author bio next to it.
Danie Botha was born in Zambia. He completed his school education and medical and anesthesiology training in South Africa. He lives in Canada.
• Bottom ¼: LEFT-hand side:
Also available as an eBook
• Bottom ¼: RIGHT-hand side: White bar-code box
• Second image on back cover—the same Devon-Rex cat (from different angle?)—spaced between the author image and the words Charbellini Press, to the left of the bar-code box.
4.2 Please see the following examples of “similar” book covers to Maxime.
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(b) The Little Old Lady - http://amzn.to/2j9QmJQ
(c) The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper - http://amzn.to/2j9QJnI
(d) And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer - http://amzn.to/2ja4Mty
(e) Allie and Bea - http://amzn.to/2jaioFk