I need a book cover for a book on bullying called:
So I Won't Have to Fight: Bully Solutions from Martial Arts Masters
The book will be hardcover, 6 by 9 inches, so I will need front, back and spine.
The book will be between 350-400 pages (being edited, but this is an estimate, not less than 300).
The title is from a line in the Karate Kid about learning martial arts so he can be confident enough to not have to use physical skills to stop bullies. This is important in today's US school culture, so I need to get that across in the title that martial arts is not just beating up a bully.
I want the cover to be simple and clean. It has to somehow link school and martial arts, without images of violence.
My main market is moms, who eschew the fighting aspects of martial arts, yet always hear that martial arts keeps kids from being bullied.
I have one cover design idea that included a black belt on some books and a chalkboard, but I want to open the idea up to designers.
One other design idea I had was a kid in a confident pose, perhaps with his schoolbag with a black belt and gi hanging out of it and the shadow of a bully on the ground.