I’d like the cover to be a woman breaking free from chains. As it is a philosophical book, I’d like it to be more abstract than realistic. I imagine it in an “art deco” style which I think of as a cartoon-ish (drawn) image. I imagine her as standing with a dress on and the chains falling off her arms towards the ground although I am open to some other design ideas. I want the woman to be stunningly beautiful and to make it very clear that the chains were never needed and otherwise holding her back. She’s not angry about the chains, but feeling either liberated or simply happy now that she’s free. My book is about rejecting a restrictive morality and punitive means because humanity is already amazing and doesn’t need leashed in any way. So, the woman in fact represents “human nature,” which I want to show off as stunningly beautiful. Also, the philosophy I challenge in the book is Objectivism. In Objectivist thought, women are seen as “most feminine” when “chained.” So, this cover of breaking free from such chains has meaning. She is feminine, vivacious, and strong when NOT chained. Please do not eroticize the chains. That's opposite of the point. I imagine it as probably in yellows or pinks. Something energetic and loud yet lovely and pleasing to the eye. Anything soft and lovely as far as colors, really. Attached is a copy of one of Ayn Rand's cover, which has the softer, lovelier colors and is more abstract looking as it is a philosophical book. I don't need exactly like this cover. I'm just referencing it as a starting place.
I need it to be dimensioned for Smashwords and Amazon Kindle distribution. Eventually I’ll need it resized for a physical book cover but I don’t have the dimensions for that yet. It will simply be a resizing of the ebook front cover to fit the dimensions for a physical front cover. I can design everything else for the physical book: the back cover, the spine, etc.