I was envisioning a quiet, more minimalist cover with a overall soft, casual vibe.
The book is a memoir, so the overall tone and mood is contemplative and introspective (vs. edgy or loud), especially since a lot of the action takes place against a pretty mundane backdrop: in a classroom, restaurant, a store, at home.
I'm interested in covers that have warmth and are dominated by a color, like something from the red or aqua/blue-green color palettes (though am open to suggestions). General feeling: Warm, welcoming, down-to-earth.
I'm open to covers that are text-only with no or minimal imagery so bold fonts are good, though they should still be simple and straightforward. Big, squared fonts probably won't work.
Any imagery should lean more toward the conceptual side vs. photorealistic. Here are some ideas of imagery that could be included:
The focus of the book is on teaching, specifically oral English. So something that indicates speaking is good. Other general ideas related to teaching:
- pencil/ pens
For reference: the setting of the book is a bustling, though poor, urban environment; the students were in university but the classes were casual (so avoiding anything that would suggest kids or a mountainous, rural area is good.).
*Note -- this book will be published with both Amazon Kindle and Apple iBooks