EPUB Cover for business book
A front cover for an epub book (kindle but also other platforms)
TECH STUFF / SIZE
Here is an extract from the technical guidance but if you have experience in this area that would be great!
Cover graphics should be: .png .jpg .tif
Cover size guidelines: at least 800px tall at least 550px wide
From what I can see, best size is 800x600px
All images must be RGB only at 72 dpi.
if you use a white background it must have a grey border
need one front cover design, no back, no 3D images - so more like a book cover than an ebook cover but just the front.
TEXT / BOOK TITLE
Cover should include title, subtitle, author name
Title: Get Momentum Guide To Starting A Business
Sub Title: 30 days to turn your inspiration to income
Author: Cathy Presland
relatively simple, modern look and feel
EITHER just a text graphic / colour
OR a white background plus image / abstract with the text
I like modern fonts, selective use of colour (nothing too garish / electric but also nothing pastel / too soft).
Although my audience is female I DON'T like those very curly, romantic looking fonts you often see on material aimed at women. Likewise, nothing too black / heavy / mechanical as this seems to attract men
Having said this I am not a designer so hoping you will be able to take my brief and create something lovely.
I have attached a doc with some covers I just copied off amazon to give possible ideas. I am attaching these for the actual content - some of them are accounting etc and NOT at all what my audience would be drawn to, but just to give some idea of the two ideas I had to either go white + image or colour + text graphic.
I have also attached a website header that I use for the coaching programme that is similar to this. I am not at all concerned about keeping the branding the same because they are aimed at different markets but I just share it because I think the bubbles / stars is quite a nice way of getting across to the female target audience without being 'girly'. I am definitely talking to grown up women!
CONTENT OF BOOK
Book is a business book based on a coaching programme I run. Although it has 'business startup' in title, it isn't the typical startup book about accounting, business plans. It's about how to build a business doing what you love and in a way that makes money and fits with the life you want. A lot of people I work with want more time freedom for example. This book has 30 exercises in it so it's an action guide to testing, developing your business idea, and mapping out your skills, vision etc, as well as some producctivity exercise to 'make it happen'.
It's definitely at the softer end of business even tho i will more than like put it in the entrepreneurship / business startup category on amazon.
It's called 'Get Momentum' because it's all about staying in action, speed of implementation etc.
You can try out some speed / motion / action images / abstract graphics but be careful they are not too masculine. (avoid too many arrows for example).
Please do come back with any questions if I haven't explain this well enough. The book is just in final proof-reading and I am looking for a reasonably tight turnaround on this.