I need a cover that will have the title centered in large font: Trusting to Learn
and the subtitle beneath it in smaller font:
A Dream Fulfilled
Unwanted Answer to Prayer
Being that it is a memoir, I'd like that noted on the front, maybe offset to one side.
I'd like my name to be at the bottom of the cover: Eileen Kusakabe
This book cover will come in 2 versions: paperback 5.5 x 8.5 inches (Create Space specs) and hardcover case laminate 5.5 x 8.5 inches (Ingram publishing specs). Their web sites have the correct dimensions, etc. ** I am thinking of changing from laminate cover to dust jacket. Can you offer a version of your design this way? **
I want you to have creative freedom with the design. That being said, I do have a few ideas in terms of direction. I've attached pictures of books that I like as well as some photos for ideas. (These photos are not to be used and are only provided for inspiration. If stock photos are used, I'd prefer ones that are free or inexpensive so that I don't have to pay high royalties for books sold.)
Idea #1 -- Haleakala Crater, with a winding path down into the crater, perhaps at sunrise or sunset with a pinpoint light on the horizon. The mood being an unknown journey ahead, beautiful, but treacherous.
Idea #2 -- A sunset at the beach, silhouettes of palm trees, sun near the horizon with rays stretching into the clouds... a faint rainbow. Mood of being at peace after a long day/journey.
Idea #3 -- A sunrise at the beach or on the West Maui Mountains, storm brewing off the ocean, rainbow in the distance. Unsettled mood.
The AAE logos are for the back cover (Author Academy Elite) and the spine (AAE)
Rainbows were an essential part of my journey, so I would like one integrated in the cover somehow. It doesn't have to be the main image and can be small or faint, even tucked in a corner. (Images below.)
The story is set on the island of Maui, so I'd really like to use imagery from Maui like sun rays, Haleakala, West Maui Mountains, Maui beaches.
The back cover will have text. I can supply the text when I decide on the final cover. Also, the back cover and spine could bleed over the design from the front cover to create the feel of one continuous image from front to back.
NOTE: Feel free to use your creativity. Surprise me. I've added some covers at the bottom that I like. I hope it's helpful to you.