ESSENTIAL COVER INFO
Title: The Book of Barry
Subtitle: Sage Advice for Life, Love, and Business
Author: Barry McLeod
Length: 170 pages
Print Specifications: Amazon CreateSpace
NOTE: This book cover is NOT for Paperback Expert, the business that owns this 99designs account. The book cover is for a client of ours. So disregard the account info about our business, since it’ll lead you astray if you design based on it.
Barry McLeod is a life coach, a sports coach, and a 30-year network marketing specialist. He’s an inspiring leader who loves to instill belief in others, empowering them to reach their full potential. His goal is to build large organizations of passionate crusaders.
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 practical life lessons that Barry has learned and wants to pass on. Themes include inspiration, motivation, belief, confidence, and success.
Be creative! I’ll give feedback both one-on-one and in group messages.
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.)
Designs submitted during the initial round do not need to include a back cover. However, all finalists must submit a back cover before they're eligible to be the winner. (Previous design contests have demonstrated to us that not every designer is good at both front and back covers; thus, we’ve included this requirement. If you can design a professional back cover, you have nothing to worry about.)
BACK COVER CONTENT
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Are You Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted?
Let Barry McLeod Show You How.
Barry McLeod is a believer. He believes you can succeed in whatever you aspire to do. He believes you have the power to build the life you want—in your business, your career, and your family. Barry believes in you, and in The Book of Barry he shares his own secrets to help you succeed.
The Book of Barry is filled with time-tested principles and solid, practical tools you can implement right away. You will learn to:
- Discard the negative beliefs inhibiting you
- Reframe how you see yourself
- Claim your own talents and gifts
- Find your life’s crusade
Barry’s personal crusade is to make the world a better place by bringing hope back into people’s lives. During his many years of success in business, sports, marketing, and training, he has helped thousands of people find new hope, change their lives, and achieve their dreams. Start reading The Book of Barry today and let him do the same for you.
Barry McLeod is a life coach, sports enthusiast, and 30-year network marketing specialist. He has instructed agents on the art of selling seminars, and also developed training programs for cold calling and door-to-door sales. As a sports enthusiast, Barry brings his passion for coaching ball teams into motivating others to believe in themselves. His goal is to aggressively build large organizations of passionate crusaders. Barry resides in Las Vegas with his wife Cindy, their seven children, twelve grandchildren, and three dogs.
The publisher logo is attached. Please place this in the bottom left-hand corner of the back cover. Also place it on the bottom of the spine. You may adjust the color (to black-and-white or otherwise) if doing so will improve the cover’s appearance. (As a note, this is one of the quickest ways we can tell if a designer knows how to make a back cover. Most of the time, tossing the logo in unadjusted does not look good.)
Leave a space on the bottom right-hand corner of the back cover clear for the barcode. It is not necessary to make one yourself, as CreateSpace will automatically add it.