This is the first of a series of books. The series is called 'The Doctor Herbalist'. The first one is on ‘Osteoarthritis’. (This will be followed by titles on ‘Stress and Resilience’ ‘Digestive Problems’ ‘Chest and Sinus Problems’, Allergy Relief’ etc.)
Self generated ideas to play with:
I thought about a banner across the top of the front cover highlighting ‘The Doctor Herbalist’ so that it is identifiable as an authoritative source of information ‘at a glance’ on Amazon, as they display only the front cover.
Also place ‘The Doctor Herbalist’ along the spine so that it is recognizable ‘at a glance’ when scanning a bookshelf.
I would like the cover template for the first book to be carried throughout the series. The background theme needs to be transferable to the rest of the series. This is a critical feature.
It would include the Health and Herbs Logo. (attached) Place logo on top right hand corner of the banner on the front page, and on the top or bottom of the spine. Also put the logo on the bottom of the back cover.
I considered an anatomical outline of some kind that can indicate the subject of this book as one of a series, e.g. the osteoarthritis one indicates a painful knee or hip on the background figure. This needs to be clever and creative so this is your challenge.
You may come up with better ideas, and I hope you do. I’m open to everything. I like outside the box thinking, witty, images within images, playing with fonts, metaphors, icons etc.
I want the design to stand out, but also to look simple, modern and clean.
What I don’t want: Overtly flowery, wallpaper effect, very dark background or colours.
Update: I don't want it to look like a textbook.