1. The front cover will be in 5" X 8" format. The back cover will also be in 5" X 8" format. Please us a spine width of 1/3" for now. This may need to change slightly once the final page count of the book is known. This information will be provided to the winning designer.
2. I have an account at shutterstock.com. Shutterstock images are preferred.
3. My book is in the women's spiritual self-help genre.
4. I would like an image of a Hermit Crab on the front.
5. The title is:
The title is to be presented like the closing of a letter. "Donna V." will be in font: "before the rain". For "Cheers" I would like a simple rounded font.
6. Author's Bio (text for the back of the book) will be submitted during the contest. Use filler text for now.
7. Author's Photo will be submitted to finalists.
8. Book selling price is $16.95 and you will need to leave space for the bar code. Price on far left, bar code on far right.
9. To get a sense of style and aesthetic, have a look at my last contest http://99designs.com.au/book-cover-design/contests/book-cover-needed-spiritual-self-help-swan-illustrations-229057
Keep in mind we need an image of a hermit crab this time!