Title: The Mechanic
Sub-Title: A Novel
By: Alan Gold
Size covers (front and rear): 6.1875" x 9.25"
Front and back Flap: 3.5"x 9.25”
Spine = .625”
Bleed elements must extend beyond the document size (final trim) by 0.125" on all 4 sides
Allow: .25" between covers and flaps to allow for flap wrap
On Spine: allow room for publisher’s logo 1” from bottom
Description on front flap: [allow for 250 words]
On back cover: [allow for portrait author and 150 words]
Please design as one cover, then on approval, I will need a separate psd for each:
1. the front cover with all fonts,
2. a copy of the spine with all fonts,
3. a copy of the flaps with all fonts and
4. a copy of the back cover (no text except for back logline).
All these separate elements are needed to complete the InDesign final files and allow for adjustments later please. However, if the front image wraps around to the back, that is fine, it can be one image (one psd) for the front, spine and back (not flaps).
Similar Titles (artistic inspiration only):
Germany; 1945. The bloodiest war in history is at an end. Now the retribution and search for justice begins. In a series of Nuremberg Trials, war criminals are hanged or commit suicide. Others are judged and sent to prison for their part in the most heinous crime of all time.
But in the final Trial, one in which ordinary Germans are forced to confront their complicity, a leading American defense counsel has to consider questions of good and evil when he defends a simple mechanic, a man who kept the gas chambers in working order.
As his trial progresses, Wilhelm Deutch, a Nazi mechanic within the Concentration Camps, is forced by a court to confront his slave labor victims, with nobody to speak on his behalf. Only one man, Joachim Gutman, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, the living hell in the worst of all the concentration camps, knows the truth – that Deutch was a life-saving hero, not a sadistic villain. And the truth is in Gutman’s secret diary. To save Deutch from a certain death sentence, Gutman must come forward to testify on his behalf, but he’s nowhere to be found.
And half a century later, it falls to the defense counsel’s grand-daughter, a young and brilliant lawyer, to correct a grievous miscarriage of justice, and ease the moral conscience of Germany. But has there been a miscarriage of justice? As she delves deeper into the evil Nazi past, she is faced with a conundrum which threatens her sanity.