- Regarding font, I'm open to ideas, but consider incorporating Gotham font for some portions (including author name, and maybe subtext). Gotham is my personal brand font.
- Color-wise, I've provided some examples in the color palate. Generally trying to go with blues, orange, white, and gray. The book is called the "Blue Flame," so of course, any rendering of a flame should be in blues.
- Regarding mood, I prefer modern, simple; but inspiring. Some examples of authors whose coverart I like (please Google them) are Michael Hyatt (Your Best Year Ever, Living Forward), Dan Heath (Upstream, The Power of Moments). These authors have capitvating colors, and generally one central image.
Regarding my central image, it is important that the concept of the Blue Flame comes through. Please see the short synopsis of the book below. The Blue Flame is visually represented by 3 intersecting lines that come together to form a powerful, magnificent blue flame.
I've provided a very rough mockup of this attached. Please don't feel like you have to stick to this, but it gives an example of the Blue Flame visual I've described (3 lines with a beautiful blue flame in the center).
To understand this visual, here's the big idea of the book:
Amazing things happen when people play at the intersection point of three powerful forces: what they’re best at, what lights them up, and where those things can be applied to have the greatest impact. When these forces collide, a powerful chemical reaction can be ignited. I call it the Blue Flame; and it has the power to ignite careers, to turbocharge companies... and -- dare I be so grandiose -- to change the world. And there hasn’t been a more important time than now for leaders to lean into the power of the Blue Flame.