UPDATE MON 16.4.
- Don't make the title heavy and bulky.
- The few design that I've seen I don't like when the text is in cursive fonts
- The man and woman in the cover, can you turn them both in about 30 degrees. Make them both naked. No shoes either. Can we try making them more visible, like in the Randomistas example. It's ok to see butt cheeks.
- Note on the female figure: the thighs can be a bit thicker. See how they look in the examples I've provided. Know what a "thigh gap" is? Where women post pictures how thin their thighs are. I don't like it because it's not what a most women look like.
Thanks for all the designs so far!
A simple, eye catching cover that appeals to a person who values their health, but struggles committing. When people see it I want them to go "WTF is that?" They can't resist picking it off the shelf in a book store. The book is actionable but not super-serious so the cover shouldn't be super-serious either. But it shouldn't just be a joke.
My rough idea is to have SPANDEX COMPULSORY written and then NOT written in between with magic marker (red?). Whether the title and marker are capital letters or not, it's up to you to make it work. Then perhaps the Subtitle under it somewhere as it's a crucial description of what the book is about.
I like the Randomistas cover (see attached). To twist it: Having a man and a woman standing with a kettlebell between them (see attachment for the kettlebell shape). Both man and woman have hands on their hips, they are naked and seen from behind, but far enough from a distance so you can't see too much muscle definition. I don't want them to be looking like fitness models or body builders, but normal people who look like they lift weights few days a week, walk outdoors and care about their health. I've attached examples for both male and female bodies. The attached kettlebell is a sample only as I just got it from Google. But I like that shape.
Print size is 6x9 inches, the typesetting and formatting will be done after the cover design and that will determine the spine width. I will have the whole book and covers proofread after so having the option to edit the text later would be great, if at all possible.