First, I think we have enough covers with eggs on them. So if you're going to create a design, probably no more eggs.
Also, our client emailed us this morning and suggested a cover design. He includes a story in his book about a ship captain. A good designer might be able to "draw" the story and make it into a cover. I've included the story below:
Imagine an island surrounded by ships loaded with gold and precious stones. Some ships were constructed of wood, some of steel, and others of the latest carbon fiber blends—but when a great storm blew in they all sank. The wise captain who knew storms were common to this area saved his cargo. How? By moving it from his ship to a stone fortress at the top of the island.
If having enough monthly income during retirement is of genuine concern to you, you must reduce the volatility pointed at your pool of money. As you age, you need to reposition more of your savings to places offering principal protection. Reducing risk does not mean putting your money on a shelf—you still need to have growth on your savings, and you certainly can.
Page count: 150
Fonts: The fonts used inside the book are Charter (for body text) and Raleway (for headings). This is merely for your information; you are not required to use these fonts.
Mood: Calm, confident, credible, trustworthy, responsible, hopeful, guiding
Style of imagery: We typically prefer illustrations, not photos. But we have chosen photo-based covers in the past, so this isn’t a law.
The two main elements in this book are (1) the flawed retirement system and (2) how to escape it and retire with confidence. So the ideal cover will communicate both “problem” and "hope.” Design a cover that visually presents a problem but gives confidence that it can be fixed.
The winning designer will put genuine effort into the cover design. We don’t want to see the title slapped on top of a random stock photo. Be creative (that’s what you do best!). Think outside the box. Engage your artistry. We’re excited to see what you create!