I'm writing a new book called "Fantasy Football for Smart People: 25 Mysteries Solved to Help You Draft a Better Team." The main concepts involved in the cover are fantasy football and mystery. I'm very open to letting you be creative with the design, but I need people to see the cover and immediately recognize it's about fantasy football. Maybe a nerdy magician pulling a football with rabbit ears out of a hat, with a computer that has fantasy football stats by his side and some sort of football-esque background (that's just a really simple idea).
Here are the current covers in the series: http://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Bale…519HHI/ref
I like the minimalistic look of the background - a one-color background (not black, light blue, brown, white, or orange, as those are colors I already have). The main image(s) can be simple or complex..I'll let you do your thing.
One thing I need to keep consistent is the layout of the font. It needs to keep with the current pattern:
The subtitle can go above or below the main image. I'd like the font to generally resemble what is on my current covers, although it doesn't have to be exactly the same. The font is important, and I generally like that it changes color (as you can see with the current covers).
Fantasy football image ideas: computer/TV/iphone with numbers/math on it, football scoreboard, football field, goal post, end zone, stadium, etc.
Mystery image ideas: magnifying glass, question marks, fingerprints in the shape of a football, magician, detective
Again, feel free to be creative. Make a cover that jumps out on Amazon and would catch your eye.