I like a design for a paperback book and ebook.
The book in question is a farcical British comedy adventure . It's
about a lawyer who ends up saving the world by holding a debate with a
superior intelligence, represented by a storm cloud. He spends much of
his time with a scruffy, British, alcoholic tramp who probably looks a
It's set largely in the town of Chester, England, so think cobbled
streets and ye olde buildings.
The blurb is posted below.
British comedy novels tend to feature bright backgrounds and cartoony
characters. I'd like to see the lawyer, Quentin, on the front cover
but don't want to see his face in detail. I imagine him a bit like a
40 year old Hugh Laurie (the TV actor) in a pinstripe suit.
I'd like the image to be of a scene from the book where he meets the
tramp. They're in a cobbled alley in Chester. There's a big green bin
(see the picture attached below). The bin needs to look cartoony
though, otherwise it will make the book look like a grimy crime novel,
which it's not. Quentin, the lawyer, should be looking in the bin
whilst holding a swag bag in one hand. He's trying to find a place to
hide it. Ideally, what we'll see in the bin is the disgruntled tramp
looking back at him.
The spine can be plain, as can the back of the book except, on the
book, there's a small, bald, Tibetan monk boy just standing. There's
also a startled mallard duck flapping its way across the back of the
The front cover needs the title "QUENTIN CUNDICK and the WEB OF
MACHINATIONS". The front cover words need to be readable in a small
Amazon thumbnail image. The front will also need the author's name:
The back will need the blurb, as below.
The book is to be published on CreateSpace in size 5.25% x 8" so
please acquaint yourself with what that requires. There's a link here
https://www.createspace.com/Product…verPDF.jsp and I've
attached ready-made guidelines/template from the company. I'll need a
print-ready PDF. I would also like it in JPG format, with a separate
JPG of just the cover.