happyliving got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an eye-catching book cover for a personal development book about living the life of your dreams
Check out happyliving's Book cover contest…
Happy Living is a company on a mission to improve the health & wellbeing of the world, one person at a time. 'The Belief Roadmap' is our first book — it is a book about creating personal philosophies and guiding yourself to the life of your dreams.
What's your vision?
Book Title: The Belief Roadmap: How to know yourself better and create personal philosophies to guide the way to the life of your dreams Author’s Name: Matt Gersper and Kaileen Elise Sues The Belief Roadmap is a book about creating personal philosophies and guiding yourself to the life of your dreams. The book will help readers access their inner wisdom, get clear on their personal beliefs, and then use those beliefs as a roadmap for life. The goal of the book cover is to "pop off the shelf" as a small thumbnail on the Amazon platform, as well as a book measuring 5.5 x 8.5 with a 0.72” spine. The design should be simple, bold, and eye-catching. The imagery should make the viewer feel inspired – and as if reading the book will give them the knowledge and motivation to achieve their dreams. It’s important the book catches the eye and stands out in the crowded self-help category. We are looking for a design that sells, not something that just looks pretty. It is crucial that the book design is polished and engaging. We are open to any imagery or illustration you choose. Here are a few words that come to mind when thinking of our book: inspiration, action, goals, growth, passion, motivation, dreams, success, clarity, and fulfillment. We like a bold color palette that evokes joy, happiness, and success. We like it when book titles stand out and it is clear what the book is about right away. We like the covers for the following titles: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán, Conscious Loving Ever After by Gay & Kathlyn Hendricks, Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, and Mindset by Tarun Lucas. Note that on the back cover we would like the ISBN and the Happy Living logo on the bottom. Contest is guaranteed and blind!
You do not have to use our company’s color palette, but for reference our primary colors are: PMS 639C and White. We use the following secondary colors: PMS Orange 021C, PMS 7408C, PMS 375C, PMS 2975C, PMS 3005C, PMS 2617C, Cool Gray 2C, Warm Gray 7C, Warm Gray 11C Our logo files and color palette are included in the attachments
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.
happyliving 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!
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As always, Mila has proven to be an excellent designer with the patience of a saint and the creativity to give our book cover an edge in the marketplace. Fantastic job. Thank you!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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