I need a cover for my book on Internet of Things and the connected economy. I would like to be able to use the cover on Amazon, Medium, Facebook as well as on my website.
1) Title and author name
The title is: La Red de Todo
The subtitle is: Internet de las Cosas y el Futuro de la Economia Conectada
Author name: Andrei Vazhnov
2) Back cover
On the back cover there should be a space for a 200 word book description. At the bottom of the back cover, there should be a space for my photo and an 50-60 word mini bio. I will provide the texts and the photo at a later date.
3) General idea of the book and its audience
The book is not a technical manual for how to build Internet of Things products but rather an analysis of what impacts it may have in business and economy. The main audience is businessmen, entrepreneurs and the general public who want to understand this technology and its possibilities better. So the book should appeal to a general audience interested in technology topics.
4) Potential visual themes
The main visual themes associated with the internet of things are
(b) Smart products that interact with each other and with people forming complex systems
(c) New connections in the economy.
One of the book's main themes is the use of internet of things in the industry, agriculture, and medicine so that images of connected products should not be confined to consumer products. Should also use agricultural, industrial or medical equipment that is interconnected into larger systems. Here are some possible examples:
a) industrial or agricultural (wind energy turbines, cog wheels, tractors etc)
b) various forms of transport (cars, buses, trains, planes, etc), street lights, traffic lights
c) smart home (could be just an image of a house with an antenna or some other connection)
d) consumer (cell phones, laptops, watches, social media)
e) medical (cardiogram, syringe, stethoscope)
Not all of these need to be reflected, just a list of main topics that you may explore.
The common visuals I've seen related to these concepts:
- Many different products, industrial machines, people and systems represented with icons interconnected by edges into networks and systems, communicating both directly and via cloud.
(a) I like "clean and simple" look
(b) The book should have optimistic and futuristic feel.
(c) The image should express the possibility of interconnections among many different parts of the economy
If you use paid stock photography, please indicate any additional costs
The principal image should be for Amazon. Its size should be 1600 pixels by 2400 pixels.
The image should look reasonably appealing when rescaled to be a thumbnail in Amazon search results. It goes without saying that the details will not be legible, but the title "La Red de Todo" should be clearly visible.
Note that Medium and Facebook images have a horizontal orientation. I will only need the front cover image in this format. It should be an image of the cover of the book, perhaps at an angle, at a distance in perspective or in some other composition that allows it to be displayed gracefully inside of a horizontal image.
Medium optimum size is: 1400 x 1120 pixels
Facebook optimum size is: 851 x 315 pixels
The whole list of deliverables is as follows:
1. Amazon cover (front and back)
2. Medium header
3. Facebook coverpage
4. Wordpress theme header.
2,3,4 will be variations on (1).
- I may use it for a printed cover at some point in the future so I will need illustrator and/or other source files.
- I want to respect your time so there is no need to do 2,3,4 until the winning entry is selected.
If it is easy for you to do, I would like to see two images: one as a physical book at an angle and one flat (the way it would look on the E-Reader)