Caroline 7s got their new book cover by running a design contest:
EVERY WORD COUNTS, How Every Word You Read to Your Baby Adds Up to Success in School and Beyond
Check out Caroline 7s's Book cover contest…
This book is aimed at parents of babies from birth to two years of age. The purpose of the book is to show parents the value of reading to their babies from day one. Every word their baby hears adds up to millions of words before preschool. Children who hear the most words, according to research, become the best students and the most successful in life after school.
What's your vision?
I'd like to see a young parent, preferably a dad, reading to a baby (photographically a baby of about six months to a year works best). The baby should be looking intently at the book (and the book should be a big part of the design). The book should be big and geared to babies like The Baby's Lap Book, but the title probably shouldn't be distinguishable. I like to see also an artistic collage or other way to show different words all over- to illustrate the title even more. I think this would be a really fun project to design; it should appeal to new parents, particularly mothers and grandmothers since they're the ones that buy the books. Check out these award winning children's books for inspiration on bringing words onto cover: http://www.amazon.com/Maxs-Words-Kate-Banks/dp/0374399492/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=0AY3AQ2YBK3T6A1W1040 and http://www.amazon.com/The-Right-Word-Roget-Thesaurus/dp/0802853854 Thank you, Enjoy!
http://www.amazon.com/The-Right-Word-Roget-Thesaurus/dp/0802853854. Please look at children's, especially very young children's books for inspiration. The illustrators are some of our finest artists. The Caldecott medal winners is another place to go for inspiration: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal Also look at Jack Prelutsky's Read-Aloud Rhymes for the very Young with the illustrations of Marc Brown. There used to be a cool cover of a mom reading to kids. Now a different one. But Brown's illustrations wonderful.http://www.amazon.com/dp/0394872185/ref=rdr_ext_tmb.
$299 Bronze package
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.
Caroline 7s collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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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…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Any gender, anywhere, ages 18+
Software Developers and technologists
Children ages 6-12
Age: Broad, perhaps mid-teens to early 30s (but since my characters are all 21 or older, this would not be considered YA
English speakers, any gender, any age, but probably not young people.
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