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What to Do When Nothing Is Wrong
The Boston Chow
Zoe Komando, a.k.a. The Boston Chow, is a German Shepherd/Chow mix who was rescued by (or was she the rescuer?) Jennifer Vazmina from a farm in Georgia. The Boston Chow accompanied Jen on over 14.5 years as Jen learned to live her life.
The Boston Chow is the author of this book, although it's been translated from dog into English by Jen.
Biographies, Non-fiction, Travel
Many books tell the tales of recovering from disaster or harsh circumstances and overcoming your obstacles. Those are great stories, but most people in the U.S. aren't dealing with a major tragedy -- but they're not happy anyways. What to Do When Nothing Is Wrong is an account by a dog following her two-legged as she learns to find happiness and fulfillment. There's no great tragedy, no catalyst for change -- other than the deep seated knowledge that, while there was nothing wrong, there was nothing "right" either.
Middle class American women and men (likely mostly women) between the ages of 25 and 45 -- that weird age where you've settled into a pattern but are still trying to figure out who you are and what you want.
Book cover type
Like the font/backing
pencil drawing is good
pencil drawing is good
single focal point
silhouette with words
funny/creative/cute/light hearted for a serious topic.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
0.45" spine width
cover width 10.7"
cover height 8.25"
includes bleed, front/back/spine
no important content within .125" of edge
Not too busy. Not too serious. Also, while I realize that self-help for young and middle aged people is a bit cliche as a subject matter, I'd like to avoid the book cover feeling cliched. Not just a woman sitting under a tree, for example. I'd love to communicate that feeling of having a good life, good job, good friends, but still somehow not being fulfilled and happy with your life.