I need a book cover (front, back and spine). For the technical specifications (6" x 9" cover with 280 pages):
https://www.createspace.com/Product…verPDF.jsp I will be using the cover also for the ebook so it should also look good in that format.
Front and spine must contains author's name and the title of the book ("Guía de supervivencia en Alemania: llegar, trabajar y quedarse"). "Guía de supervivencia en Alemania" is the title and "llegar, trabajar y quedarse" the subtitle. In the front the title should be bigger than the subtitle. The back cover will have lower part the link to the website of the book (http://www.yetravi.com).
The Title could be translated as "Germany Survival Guide: arriving, working and staying". Despite some of book themes (retirement, taxes...) may not be that appealing or exciting, the whole book has a certain sarcastic touch, sometimes funny, many personal anecdotes and an entertaining narrative. So I expect a professional looking cover but on the other hand eye catching, fun and modern. I do not want the typical Personal development or Investment guide cover.
I like illustration covers, colorful and with a slightly cartoonish touch.
I really liked Martis Lupus' (profiles/martislupus) ilustated covers like in "Gutmate", "Lentil", "the forest painted rainbow" and "the starving church". Even a more simple design like in "The prince and the singularity". But not something as traditional as his "Why the f** did I move to Norway" cover. I also liked really much several of Pulp ART's (profiles/838738)covers: "Mountain marathon man", "A man with one of those faces" and "The Carry-On Traveler". Or Jake Clark's (profiles/jcalebdesigns) "Dead Size". kostis Pavlou's (profiles/1856937) book cover about the Yeti.
I also like Photo covers if they have some kind of effect or when using an interesting composition (like I said I try to avoid the typical "Personal development" look) but I'd rather not have to purchase additional images (free stock photos or royalty free images or your stock photos preferred).
For example i really like Venanzio's (profiles/249130) "Why the f** did I move to Norway".
I would really love to see your own original ideas. If you have any questions, please just let me know.