I've got a first draft of a book! Very exciting. The name:
"Crush College: The Unorthodox Guide to Adding Sleep, Reducing Stress, Double-Majoring, Graduating Early, and Getting Way More Out of the College Experience." This may change, as it's a bit long. It's going to be an e-book.
What I'm looking for, of course, is a cover (and probably a "back-flap") that will appeal to the ambitious youngster. In my experience the self-help variety of book for people of this age group has some similar design elements, but if you're inspired, I want to see what you've got.
I'm probably most personally attracted to something simple & elegant. Think "Switch" (Chip Heath) or something similar. A few inspirational designs that might help:
Pirate Party of Europe: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m…o2_500.jpg
Switch, by Chip Heath: http://www.kimhartman.se/wp-content…ummary.jpg
4-Hour Chef (without the wobbly letters), by Tim Ferris: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped…r_Chef.jpg
The bad news: I don't have a "base" design to work from. I've attached the provisional cover but it's not intended to be a design guide of any sort.