I am seeking an ebook cover design for my ebook to be sold in The Amazon Kindle Store.
Dimensions of the ebook cover: Amazon prefers a ratio of 1:1.6 with ideal dimensions 2500px x 1563px
Book Title: "My Last Puff"
Subtitle: "Warning: Reading this book causes you to quit smoking and extinguish your desire for cigarettes forever".
Author: Amy Wozny
The subtitle may change, but the title is "My Last Puff".
I am seeking to attract readers who like aspects of smoking but know that they need to quit. I want a cover which is enjoyable to look at. We don't need to try and scare people with disease ridden imagery. I do not want my readers to feel judged.
This book is a journey down the smoke-filled rabbit hole of all things cigarettes.
I am seeking a clever, evocative and inspired design. I would really like a retro-looking design that looks like the ads I have attached. Putting the subtitle in a white surgeon general's warning style box appeals to me.
I want to use the classic and familiar advertising style that the tobacco industry has used in the past to draw in my smoking readers, in a nostalgic way. Think old hollywood glamour, speakeasys and the cigarette girl.
I am also looking for something subtly creepy, funny or ironic in the image.
A few ideas:
A skull shape in the smoke coming off of the cigarette, pale zombie-like smokers in the background, or a greenish pale hue to the smoking woman. It doesn't have to be one of those things, I am open to ideas, I just want this aspect to be clever and subtle.
Another design idea I have is to make the cover look like a pack of Lucky Strike Cigarettes.
Got a better idea? We’re open to anything that looks top-notch and conveys the themes expressed in this brief.
If I wanted to use a no smoking sign or a cigarette butt in an ashtray, I would not need a designer. I want the book to stand out. This ebook is a memoir which also discusses smoking throughout history and a researched smoking cessation method.
The contest winner will receive credit in the ebook "cover art by ... " you may include your web page or email address next to the credit if desired. This is an opportunity to directly receive more work from me in the future.
The eBook Discusses:
-A brief history of tobacco
-A look at the nicotine addict's brain chemistry
-My personal journey from smoker to happy non-smoker.
-The smoking of cigarettes in pop culture.
-Why Nicotine Replacement Therapy is ineffective and unnecessary to quit smoking.
-How to quit smoking and how to stop wanting to smoke.
-Things that may happen after the reader quits smoking.
Thank you for your time. Please ask any questions.