Please read the attached spec. Note that I prefer to see flat designs, not book mockups.
This book is about home recording studio setup and use, not songwriting. So, that dimension should be clear, and the words "Home Studio" should be prominent in the title. More prominent than "Singer-Songwriter."
The current favorite design is #85.
A couple photos are provided, but we have a lot of designs based on these already and would prefer that new designs include greater racial diversity. Multiple people would be appreciated. The aim is to show people recording music in a home studio environment, particularly recording vocals, playing guitar, and mixing audio.
Regarding the top banner, we only want the red emblem. I replaced an earlier graphic file that had the black bar. No black bar/text is needed at the top, just the Berklee Press emblem.
Please keep the author name below the book title.
In the design, the book title must be readable if the design is shrunk to just one inch high. So, don't get too crazy with fonts. Please see our recent covers at http://berkleepress.com/catalog/cat…egory_id=4.
We are happy with the current overall direction of our recent cover art and are not looking to break brand. Here are two books that share the same spirit and sell well for us: http://berkleepress.com/catalog/pro…d=49833065 and http://berkleepress.com/catalog/pro…d=45642624.