The final size for the book will be 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and will be paperback, full color cover. The book is about 100 pages, so account for the spine size.
Book title: Dignity is a Renewable Resource
Subtitle (in smaller text): And Courage Takes Balls
By Shanna Goodman
The back cover should have info about the book (just use placeholders for now), a spot for the bar code, info about the author with place holder for author photo, and info about the publisher. The publisher is Window Seat Books. http://www.WindowSeatBooks.com. Also include the price $12.95.
What I'm envisioning is a white cover with a 1950's type housewife wearing a dress, pushing a wheel barrow full of ball-pit balls. The woman might be smiling with one high-heeled foot kicked back. (See uploaded graphics for some inspirations. Don't use these images as they're just things I pulled off the internet). I'd like the woman on the cover to somewhat resemble me- see picture I've uploaded.
The target audience is women aged 18 to 40 that are fed up with unrealistic life expectations. The book is cheeky self help and has a self empowerment theme.
The final design should be provided in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign- CS3 or newer.