ESSENTIAL COVER INFO
Title: Never Settle For Less
Subtitle: 10 Trucking Case Truths You Need to Know
Sub-subtitle: (That Your Insurance Company Will Never Tell You)
Author: Dino Colombo
Author Byline: West Virginia’s Premier Truck Accident Attorney
Length: Not yet settled. If necessary for cover display, estimate 125 pages.
Print Specifications: Amazon CreateSpace
NOTE 1: This book cover is NOT for Paperback Expert, the business that owns this 99designs account. The book cover is for Kevin Bard, who is a client of ours. So disregard the account info about our business, since it’ll lead you astray if you design based on it.
NOTE 2: We need a front cover, and ideally a 3D version of that cover, by September 30th. The back cover can be completed later. Therefore, any designer who enters this contest must be willing to create the front cover, receive payment for it, and then wait for a few months while we actually write the book. Only then will we be able create the back cover. So you’ll get your payment now, but you have to be trustworthy and stick around. :)
Dino Colombo is an attorney in West Virginia. He specializes in truck accident cases, and wants to establish himself as the expert on them in West Virginia. His website is http://www.callcolombolaw.com/.
Please keep the design clean and professional. The cover should not be crowded, though elaborate designs are not necessarily bad. Our publishing firm has run several previous cover design contests; in them, the #1 reason for disqualifying a cover has been unprofessional appearance. These book covers MUST look like you could see them in Barnes & Noble, and feel like they fit right in. These are not random Kindle books some quack puts up—these are professional, business-building, serious books. So make it look good. :)
FRONT COVER DESIGN
We really don’t have too many ideas here. The book is about truck accident cases. This attorney’s clients come to him because they have been injured, and they want justice. Monetary settlements seek to restore the victim’s pre-accident life insofar as is possible. Making abstract concepts like “justice” visible will be key to success on this cover. (And please don’t put a picture of raining money or anything like that on the cover. Financial benefit is not the point, but the means to a restored life.)
Be creative! I’ll give feedback both one-on-one and in group messages.
The client’s website (http://www.callcolombolaw.com/) has an excellent color scheme. Using it is not mandatory and does not necessarily convey an advantage; however, it would be something to consider.
As mentioned above, keep the design clean and professional. “Messy" is not a commendatory adjective.
BACK COVER DESIGN
The back cover should harmonize with the front cover. Preferably, use a single dominant color for both the front and back cover. (Other complementary colors are of course okay too.)
As mentioned above, we need the front cover by September 30th. We are beginning the book-writing process, and we won’t have back cover information for another few months. So create only a front cover. We’ll provide back cover information to the winner, later.