Mohammed Faris got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a Unique Book Cover for ProductiveMuslim.com upcoming Book
Check out Mohammed Faris's Book cover contest…
We're an online productivity training company dedicated to boosting productivity in the Muslim World. Our target audience, are Muslims, young and old who would like to be productive in their day to day lives. More details below.
What's your vision?
I'm looking for a book cover for my upcoming book called "Leading Productive Lives: Spiritually, Physically, Socially". It's a 200-250 pages book that's based on my 5 years of blogging on ProductiveMuslim.com on the power of rituals and concepts in the Islamic tradition and how it boosts Productivity. The book dimensions would be be 6"inch x 9" inch The book may rely on the ProductiveMuslim brand imagery (I'm uploading our brand guide + font + logos below), however, it doesn't necessarily need to rely on the ProductiveMuslim brand at all. You're free to be creative in coming up with different concepts for the book cover. The book should appear like a self-help guide targeting the Muslim market. Having said that, it should not be too "Islamic/religious" but may contain hints from Islamic art/design. I'm trying to target mainstream Muslims, i.e. Muslims that may not be religious, but would be interested in the concepts that the book contains. The book cover should include an hero shot/image in the center that would resemble book title/content and quickly attract the eyes. We need an hero-shot image because “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The hero shot is the visual representation of the book title / sub-tile to attract the attention of those who look at the book cover and help them gain a better understanding of what the book is all about. For maximum effect the hero-shot image should show context of use. Position the title and sub-title on top - keep it simple and bold. Below are few examples of book covers: - http://www.amazon.com/100-Startup-Chris-Guillebeau-ebook/dp/B007WTR2W6/ - http://www.amazon.com/Presentation-Zen-Simple-Design-Delivery-ebook/dp/B006R4H5FG - http://www.amazon.com/Duct-Tape-Marketing-Revised-Updated/dp/1595554653/ The title and author of the book is below: Title: Leading Productive Lives Spiritually, Physically, Socially Author: Mohammed Faris Finally, the book should appeal to the 18-24 age group + 25-40 age group primarily. It should burst with Energy, and be attractive to the cursory eye looking over the self-help section at a bookstore. Hope this helps. P.S: I am guaranteeing the prize and I promise to award a winner in this contest, whatever happens. I am committed to working with awesome designers. I am real serious about rewarding the top designs/designers as I truly appreciate the effort that goes in to the craft. So go for it in full - I am leaving no stone un-turned for the awesome designers :)
Be creative guys. Think outside the box. I'm really looking for cool new eye catching concepts. This is not a traditional book and the target market is a bit tricky but there's a lot of room for creativity.
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.
Mohammed Faris 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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