nzjamieson got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a cover that captures the story of The Networker.
Check out nzjamieson's Book cover contest…
This is a bare bones novel which is a 'how-to' for developing or remembering the heart and guts it takes to succeed in network marketing. Network marketing is a much maligned industry because it's dominated by dishonesty, heavy sales and glorification of financial wealth. But it's also a very viable income stream which can buy back the time a person spends in their day job - you don't have to be making $5 million a year to succeed, only maybe $40,000 a year. Being rich can mean having the time and energy to spend with your family on the income you have now. We follow Sally McAllister through her network marketing journey - from wanting to quit, through to realising some of her dreams (none of which involve private jets). She navigates all the things that make most people want to give up - lack of time, lack of money, negative spouse, being gossiped about, people misunderstanding what she's doing, self doubt and many more. The book shows her using resources (books, audios, one on one coaching), and what happens for and to her as she grows and changes applying what she learns. She is honest and hard working. And normal! The book is designed to show that successful people have the same obstacles as all of us - it's how they handle them that makes the difference. There are 2 main characters in the book - Sally and her mentor Brenda Milton. My target audience is people that have started their network marketing business and are feeling like the things that seem to be going wrong are reasons to quit. I guess my specific demographic is just like my main character -late 30's woman, young kids, trapped in job she hates, no time, no money, no dreams left, no faith in herself, believing successful people had lucky breaks. She is gritty, determined, a bit hot headed, smart, willing to learn, scared and brave. Think Erin Brockovich in normal office worker clothes, with an education, a husband and a lot more self doubt.
What's your vision?
A book cover. It would be great if the design could stretch to work across the board - on the website for example, and on facebook if I end up going there. I am wanting to create a culture in the network marketing industry that's the antithesis of the ego mania that's dominated this field. Sally is the main character and her mentor is Brenda Milton - a wise, steady, unflappable, humble woman who has achieved great financial wealth by learning the skills she needed to succeed in network marketing and working steadily over time. The biggest thing Brenda has learned, and that she teaches Sally, is how to believe in, and back, herself. Sally is honest, hardworking and normal. She doesn't achieve millions of dollars a year in this book - but she regains a connection with the things that make her life worth living. The book has an ultra plain cover at the moment because I wanted the focus to be on the information inside its cover. Your design brief is to capture the hope and courage it takes to succeed in this industry - the back cover needs to read: Develop (or remember) the heart and guts it takes to succeed in network marketing.
NB I don't want any focus on caricatures of wealth - the book is portraying the antithesis of that. Wealth is wonderful but fast cars and big houses are not the only ways to enjoy one's wealth. Please contact me if you have any more questions - and you can google the book at lulu.com (The Networker by Crawford Miller) to see the current plain cover.
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.
nzjamieson 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…
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