Winning design by SOLIDNORTHDS
Please consider submitting a design for my book cover contest.
merrilyn needed a new book or magazine cover
design and created a contest on 99designs.
A winner was selected from 128 designs submitted by 29 freelance designers.
Some of the designers who made it happen
- Kent / Linden Pub
- Kristin Designs
- Adrian O'Sullivan
- BSP covers
How merrilyn started their book cover journey
Merrilyn Hughes is a counsellor, clinical supervisor, coach, author and speaker. Her passion lies in the counselling profession and after many years of practice she aims to give back to the profession.
Best Practice is a how to book for counsellors and students interested in setting up a successful and enduring practice.
Counsellors, therapists, psychologists, students
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
I don't mind a white background but I would like to see some use of color.
I need 1 non-fiction book cover. On the front I need the title BEST PRACTICE in the middle in the largest font. The subtitle is "Proven Strategies to optimize your counselling career for immediate success and ultimate succession" Author's Name Merrilyn Hughes.
This book will come in 3 versions
1. Parerback 5.5 X 8.5 inches CreateSpace Specs
2. Hard Cover Case 5.5 X 8.5 inches Ingram Publishing Specs
3. Soft cover 5.5 X 8.5 inches Ingram Publishing specs
I give you creative freedom with the cover design. I do have an idea but this is only a suggestion. I have given you some pictures and these are not to be used, just a guide. If stock pictures are used, it is best if they are free are very cheap as I would prefer not to pay royalties.
My idea is for a plain cover with a silhouette of a therapist and client similar to picture 1 but in more comfortable chairs as in picture 2. I do NOT want a couch in the silhouette. I like the shape of the chair in picture 3. Maybe include a standard lamp or clock?
I am interested in how you can use color with this cover, though I really want a clean looking cover.
These are just my suggestions but I am very open to all ideas- surprise me.
The AAE logos are for use on the back cover and the spine.
The back cover will contain the blurb as described above and the photo of the author.
The back cover and the spine can bleed over the design from the front to give a continuous feel.
I have included some book covers that I quite like but these are just ideas.
What to avoid
couches, medical symbolisms
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