Andrewdouthat needed a new book or magazine cover design and created a contest on 99designs.
A winner was selected from 81 designs submitted by 17 freelance designers.
Mike Douthat Builders
We have been in the residential building business for 35 years. We have recently put together a book/guide that will be promoted and sold as E-Book and possibly hard back later.
Possibly a design with high contrast or whatever you feel pops out, looks inviting, and feels professional. Art work can be used if it does not take away from the message.
Below site shows other book covers in the same category. My aim is to catch the attention over these books on first glance:
Title : Building Your Own Home
Subtitle: A guide to help you make decisions, avoid common pitfalls, and know what to expect.
Author: Marc Ruben (down at the bottom)
As the book titles suggest. This is a book to help people with building their own home. Stand out factor and relate ability to title are most important.
We saved a spot for your book cover contest.