tolsen8J got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Concise investing eBook needs a bright new cover design to appeal to millennials
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Investing for Millennials Made Easy: 5 Stress-Free Steps to Start Investing Now
Tim Olsen is a millennial supply chain professional and investor now in his early 30s who wrote The Teenage Investor: How to Start Early, Invest Often, and Build Wealth (2003, McGraw-Hill) at the age of 13. He has appeared as a guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS Nightly Business Report and FOX 5 New York's Good Day New York. Growing up in New Jersey, Tim began interning at a New York City hedge fund at the age of 15 and experienced life on Wall Street firsthand - before even entering high school! Faced with the uncertain prospect of employment in the investment world due to the financial crisis and Great Recession, Tim graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a B.S. in Finance, and began working as a supply chain professional for a large oil & gas corporation in 2011. He subsequently earned an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans in 2015 and now resides outside of New Orleans, Louisiana with his wife and daughter.
Investing for Millennials Made Easy shows you how to set up a long-term, automatic investment program in under 1 hour that will put you well on your way to taking advantage of your most important resource - time - in order to realize the benefits of compounding investment returns to generate long-term wealth. This concise guide allows investors looking to start but unsure how a very quick read (<1 hour) that shows them exactly how to get started without any fluff, given how valuable their time is. In this concise guide, the following questions are answered: How do I change my perspective on spending and debt in order to free up more cash to invest? How can I set up an automatic, long-term investment program in under 1 hour with as little as $50? How can I use the benefits of time to increase my long-term investment returns? How do I make investing as stress-free and easy as possible in order to build long-term wealth?
New investors who have likely just started their careers and have some money to invest but don't really know how to get started. This likely covers investors in their late 20s and 30s who know they should be saving and investing for their futures but just need some no-frills guidance on how to get started. The book is brief ~50 pages and can be read in under an hour so once the reader sees the book cover and purchases, there is a good chance they can finish the book in well under 1 hour and be armed with the knowledge they need to start a successful investment program.
I would like a bit of a lighter, more attractive cover that catches the eye of people browsing the Kindle store. I don't think my current cover "pops" since the dark colors obscure the title and subtitle, even though the font is white. There is nothing about the cover currently that a reader would likely find interesting or drive them to explore more.
What to avoid
I have attached what my current cover looks like. The challenge is that I picked what seemed like a relevant design on Canva, but others can copy it and I want my cover to stand out - I certainly don't want someone to mistake my book for someone else's since the covers may look identical. Right now I think the color is too dark and it doesn't pop.
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.
tolsen8J collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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