Book Title: Girl on Purpose: How to Help Your Girl Confidently Be & Do All That She's Meant for in the World
Author’s Name: Danielle Fuligni McKay
- Girl on Purpose is a book about how women and girls can work together to build up self-confidence. It’s also about intentionally building girls on purpose today so they become women on purpose tomorrow.
- The goal of the book cover is to stand out on the Amazon platform as a small thumbnail, as well as a 5.5 x8.5 book, with “72 spine (?)
- The imagery should make the viewer feel that the book (and the author) is the authority on the topic of self-confidence in girls and women.
Cover design: The most important part of the design is that it is sells. Although I do want it to be attractive too. I specifically want it to appeal to women and convey the importance of the issue at hand but be kid-friendly too. I want the design to be both smart and vulnerable. I am open to any images or illustrations you choose but I am probably less interested in photographs of people. I also like abstract images and illustrations. I love the colors purple, light green, orange and pink, but only if it makes sense.
Internal layout: I want the layout of the book to be user-friendly with call-out boxes, open spaces and the ability to refer back to sections easily. I have not been able to find a comprehensive example of this in other books of the same size yet. However, two books whose layouts I find aesthetically and functionally pleasing are The Art of Possibility, by Benjamin Zander, and the Little Book of Big Mojo, by Keisha Gallegos.
Back cover: I have included text to be used for the back cover (see above) and would also like to have a small head shot of me or perhaps a photo of myself with my daughter.
Here a several words that come to mind when thinking of my book: beauty, grace, empowerment, information, thoughtfulness, dedication, striving, making a difference, better, intentional, on purpose, positively changed, pride, growth, admiration, doing right, risk-taking, modeling, inspiring, comfortable in own skin, envisioning, therapeutic, new moms, women, girls, self-confidence, life-changing, gift
Book covers I’m attracted to: I seem to be attracted to a muted color palette. I like single or multicolor, simple graphic designs with 1. just words, 2. words and a single small image, or 3. words nestled in a natural setting. I also like a bold title that you know right away what the title is and what it’s about.
Recent titles I like the covers for:
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba
The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander
Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Play it Away: The Workaholics Cure for Anxiety by Charlie Hoehn
Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown