Ann Silvers got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Captivating Yet Calm Book Cover for Stress Relief thru Nutrition Concept
Check out Ann Silvers's Book cover contest…
Title: Feed Your Calm Subtitle: Anti-Anxiety Anti-Stress Diet and Supplement Tips for Stress Resilience
Ann Silvers, MA
Ann Silvers is a licensed counselor (LMHC) and author living in Washington State. Among her many credentials is certification in Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, a relatively new area of practice that brings together physical and mental health. She has been educated in the subject of anxiety through academic study, personal experience with anxiety, and decades of working with clients. Ann has helped many people cope with stress, reduce their anxiety, and increase their happiness.
Whether you are worn out by stress or wound up by anxiety, what you are putting into your body has the potential to make it worse or make it better. Feed Your Calm offers diet and supplement tips to help you become more stress resilient: better able to withstand stress, recover quickly, and spring back into shape. In Feed Your Calm, you’ll learn: - What’s happening in your body as you try to deal with stress - How specific vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, probiotics, and herbs can help you deal with stress - 5 types of foods that can add to your stress and hurt your ability to be calm - 12 anti-anxiety foods for stress resilience - 10 anti-anxiety supplements for stress resilience
adults (women & men) looking for self-help for anxiety and stress and also - professionals (doctors, nutritionists and counselors) who help those people
Book cover type
I want a cover that looks great in thumbnail (ie on an Amazon ad) and full-size. Mood: Calm Colors for titles: greens, royal blue Size of book: 6 x9 pages: 320 The book focuses on supplements (including pill form and tea) and the following foods: - eggs - meat - salmon - the cabbage family of vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts - peppers - berries - beans & lentils - rice & quinoa - water I'm NOT thinking that all the food categories listed above need to be included on the cover. It depends on what works for the design. The above foods don’t have to be the only foods pictured, but avoid the following foods as I specifically say that they can contribute to anxiety: • Wheat products like pasta and bread • Coffee • Spinach, Swiss chard • Chocolate • Alcohol (ie wine) I have done a photoshoot with the individual foods (and also a pic of supplements) and some groupings of like foods. The pics offer a variety - in different shaped bowls, on plates, and on a white background. (I own the rights to these graphics.) I’m open to the use of stock photos but with the restrictions that I list above. My ideal would be something that gets across the combination of ideas: helpful foods & supplements and anxiety/stress relief Here is the link to the folder of pics in Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4sbhc1jegsho0f5/AABQ8JWp50snGB3_C4KHZGh8a?dl=0
What to avoid
avoid red font avoid the following foods in graphics as I specifically say that they can contribute to anxiety: • Wheat products like pasta and bread • Coffee • Spinach, Swiss chard • Chocolate • Alcohol (ie wine)
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Ann Silvers collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
This was a challenging book cover project that had to bring together the 2 concepts of the book: anxiety and nutrition. zaRNic came up with a unique design that hits all the marks. He was great to work with: thoughtfully and creatively addressing my feedback comments. Great job!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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