caltonpublishing got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a cover for a second book in a series
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J Hopkin was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. Growing up, he loved numbers and dreamed of becoming a businessman - investor type, but at the time it seemed like an unlikely aspiration. His single-parent mother battled to make ends meet for her three children and much of his early life was shaped by poverty. J was determined to rise above his meager beginnings and to never have to struggle again, but as an adult, he soon learned that poverty was a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break out of – or so it seemed to a younger J, who had yet to learn the importance of personal finance and investing. His initial battle to rise above the poverty line saw him chasing the mythical great payoff that never materialized and he seemed destined to a life of scratching out a life painting cars and surviving from paycheck-to-paycheck. If not for two incredible chance encounters, J might still be living that life. The first was with a wonderful woman who taught him the importance of personal finance and being accountable to himself. The second was an equally great man who taught him the fundamentals of investing. Any success J now claims, he accredits to the mentorship and wisdom those two people showed him. If asked his specializations, his response is always ‘nothing more than a simple painter’. He is always willing to help others find their financial paths, pushing the importance of starting with personal finance before investing. His personal investing focuses on hard money lending, real estate and, trades and core holdings in stocks and bonds. When he finds the time, J escapes to the outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and the freedom of being where money has no meaning.
Books about investing are a dime a dozen. They’re great if you’re interested in the author’s personal strategies and theories, but often you’ll find that without a core understanding of investing, what worked for them bears no resemblance to what could work for you. The simple fact is you need to create your own strategy, based off a decent understanding of the basics of investing. Leveled Up is the quintessential guide for novice investors, millennials, and the Gen-Z folks who want to learn the fundamentals of investing in a clear, concise format, that makes sense to them. This book offers more than just theories and provides step-by-step information on what successful investors know about the investing process. You’ll find: • The basics of asset types and classes • Information about core holdings vs trades • Explanations of financial markets and how they work • Crucial information about economic and market cycles • Understanding asset-class and sector rotations • Evaluation methods including technical analysis and real estate • How to read and understand financial statements • How to understand how we are taxed and different types of income • How to assess risk, risk tolerance, hedging and insuring • And so much more! If you’ve always wanted to know how to understand investing and how to get started investing, this comprehensive guide is chockful of must-know information to help you get a leg up and leveled up.
millennials, and Gen-Z.
Book cover type
This is part two of a series. the first book (cover added) is on personal finance, while the second is about investing. I would like the second cover to be similar as the first, meaning that you can tell they are a series. I want the designer to do what they believe is right, on color, graphics, etc. Some thoughts: Investing takes time and is something that grows over time, there are such things as stock charts, coins, real estate, etc. These are just some thoughts and do not need to be added unless the designer wants to.
What to avoid
Not using the same graphic as the first book
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
caltonpublishing 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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