We are looking for a full, paperback cover -- front, spine, and back cover designs. We don't have an exactly clear idea of what we want on the cover, but here a brief explanation from the author:
One cover idea I've had is a design that conveys the title (Distracted to Death) without being too distracting (paradoxically). It would be cool if the cover seized their attention and was almost a distraction in and of itself.
For example: Perhaps there are loads of images and/or text surrounding the title name - images that are really hard not to look at (think of the ads they run on TheHollywoodGossip.com or the National Enquirer). If done wrong, this could be an ugly mess - if done right, it would evoke the experience and feeling of being distracted to death immediately, and lure people in.
Another similar option is somehow conveying a single human or human mind being inundated and overwhelmed by distractions. I see a person or silhouette of a person (think something kind of like this: http://hdw.datawallpaper.com/techno…28841.jpg)... with a bunch of hooks or strings inserted into the body from all directions, with each thread representing a different distracting medium. Super-stimulators like social media, movies, TV, email, porn, food, etc. Could be sort of modeled after the Compass of Pleasure cover.
Perhaps the human being could even be in a coffin. Probably too cheesy, but just a thought.
As far as any other images I see, from themes of the book... There's the jacked-up pyramid of priorities... But I don't really see that being a good cover. If we could somehow illustrate the feeling of our most precious, non-renewable resources being stolen from us while we indulge in mindless entertainment... There's also the "train ride to oblivion" which comes up a lot - but not necessarily good imagery for the cover.
Another idea is, if you've ever seen the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come in the Disney, Jim Carrey Christmas Carol movie... Incorporating the hand of death or image of death, looming over an otherwise pleasant scene of entertainment indulgence (http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb…m-7246.jpg).
You could also go down a grotesque route, perhaps: https://billmullins.files.wordpress…ict-12.jpg or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXa…feature=kp
For some reason I keep seeing a predominately white cover - with black and red, but that may be because I've been reading The One Thing (http://www.amazon.com/The-ONE-Thing-Surprisingly-Extraordinary/dp/1885167776/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403201762&sr=8-1&keywords=the+one+thing - which has exceptional interior design, by the way).