I need a cover design for my new book, “Technical Writing Process”
(e-book and paperback). I’ve attached a mockup I created in MS Word
which contains all the necessary text such as blurbs, ISBN, etc.
What the book is about: The Technical Writing Process is a simple,
five-step process that anyone can use to create technical documents
such as user guides, manuals, and procedures. It guides the reader
from planning and structuring documentation through writing, review,
editing, and publication.
What I’m after: A clean, professional looking layout (see note
below) that makes my book stand out. I’m really after a striking and
original design (that is still suitable for a non-fiction book).
I’ve uploaded a document which contains all the text etc. for the
cover. Please note: my preference is for a sans serif font for the
body text. Good luck! :-)
Please note: This isn't a book about writing. It's a book about
PROCESS - it breaks the act of writing down into a five-step process,
from planning through to publication. With that in mind, I'll be
giving points for designs with illustrations that emphasise the
process, and ideally incorporate the five process elements (Plan /
Structure / Write / Review / Publish) into the design. Even more
points for original illustrations!
Illustrations: I prefer a sketched / hand-drawn style for the
illustrations. At the suggestion of 99designs, I’ve uploaded a Mood
Board which has an example of a nicely done hand-drawn process.
Colours: Nothing too lurid please - I like warm colours such as greys,
oranges, yellows, greens, reds. I'd suggest steering away from large
swathes of black, intense purple, pink, etc. Please see the Mood Board
for some guidance.
Formats: e-book and paperback
Size: 7.5 x 9.25 inches
Pages: approx. 300
Printer (paperback): Amazon Createspace
For more details, see the website http://technicalwritingprocess.com