Hirslien got their new book cover by running a design contest:
I need a cover design for a book that will stand out amongst the competition!
Check out Hirslien's Book cover contest…
How to Talk to Anyone
A communication improvement book. This book will provide readers the ability to communicate with anyone.
Any gender. The people who struggle most with communication are the younger generations. Therefore, we are aiming this book towards an age group of 45 or younger. Primarily aiming to sell this book in the U.S.
Other color requirements
No white background (avoid matching the Amazon website's white background)
1. Relevancy - Cover design must be relevant to what the book is about 2. Easy to Read - Big clear font with good color contrast. The title must stand out 3. Grabs attention - Done with a clever image or present the title in a creative way In addition, have a look at what competing books on Amazon are doing. Make it so that this cover design sticks out compared to other books found on the first page. Link to competing Amazon books below: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=how+to+talk+to+anyone&i=stripbooks&crid=VIZBX4IZQR07&sprefix=how+to+talk+to+anyone%2Cstripbooks%2C414&ref=nb_sb_noss
What to avoid
Avoid copying what the competition is doing
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
Hirslien collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
We had a great experience with meltproject.
We got something that really captured the 'spirit' of what we were looking for. meltproject was very responsive to the tweaks we asked for towards the end -- and these were important for us, as we wanted to really feel great about our book cover.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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