Johnbeede got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Wanted: AWESOME 'rock climbing' book cover!
Check out Johnbeede's Book cover contest…
This design contest is for the second edition of a book that has sold 40,000 copies. It's called "Climb On! Success Strategies for Teens." Your job in creating an awesome new cover is to engage parents and educators (who are the buyers) as well as teenagers (who are the readers). It's a book that teaches youth, ages 10-18 how to set goals for themselves in the context of a very fun and engaging rock climbing story!
What's your vision?
This book cover is your baby! You are the professional and I'd like you to have creative freedom with your design for a book that has already made an impact on 10's of thousands of people. Be a part of that by making the book even more engaging with your own awesome design! With that said, I was happy with the last cover design (the previous cover design is attached for your reference). It was clean, simple, and just 'playful' enough while still being respectable to be taken seriously by educators. The design was getting slightly dated, however, so I'd like a more modern concept. That's where you come in. Impress me! The main colors to be used are white, black, and red. Dimensions: 5.5 inch width by 8.5 inch height. FRONT COVER TEXT: At the Top: Make Life an Adventure Title: Climb On! Subtitle: Success Strategies for Teens Author: John Beede In a 'splash' or medallion, or of some sort: Gear Up & Get Altitude Free $97 Bonus Inside Dream - Plan - Achieve IMAGERY: The story is about a girl learning to rock climb in Las Vegas and is mostly set in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. Therefore, if you use imagery, it should be of a young female climber and Red Rock Canyon! (Please, no bare bellies or low-cut shirts in the images of climbers.) If you want to use stock photography, that is fine, and I will buy the rights to the winning design. See the 'other details' description for image links. You can also use image(s) of rope, climbing gear, quickdraws, caribeaners, harnesses, climbing shoes, and/or whatever you think will make an awesome design. Just remember that 'clean' is important and it shouldn't be 'busy.' BACK COVER: Category: Teens/Motivational Price: $15.00 Description: Climb On! is a parable story that will show you how to achieve success in whatever you may choose to pursue, whether it be to go to college, get an ‘A’ in chemistry, get promoted, eventually own a beauty salon, or even go on more dates! In this high-altitude adventure tale, a fictional student moves to Sin City, Las Vegas. Forty minutes away from her new hometown is rock climbing mecca, Red Rock Canyon. There, a mix of eccentric characters meets every weekend to do battle with the vertical sandstone cliffs. Thrown into their mix, our student begins applying the brilliantly simple lessons she learns from her mentors and uncovers a way to get what she wants out of life... and love what she gets. No matter the altitude of your dream, this amazing metaphor story will teach you how to reach your personal summit. ENDORSEMENTS: “A wonderfully simple approach to success. This book is fun, user friendly, and the perfect kick-in-the-butt when you need it most.” — Sean Covey Author, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens “Packed with amazing stories, fun characters, and great lessons, this book could make every teen in America a Soul Surfer in their own right.” — Bethany Hamilton Author, Soul Surfer ESPY Comeback Athlete of the Year. Teen Choice Award for ‘Courage’ “These exciting ideas will help you climb to the greatest heights in your life.” — Brian Tracy, Personal and Business Success Superstar. “Climb On! is simple, but it packs a punch that can dramatically change your life for the better. John has led an unusually successful life for his young age and in this book, he lays out exactly how you can do the same for yourself! Read it!” — Rudy Ruettiger, Inspiration for TriStar Pictures Movie Rudy, Notre Dame Football Hero “Climb On! is a great blueprint for any student who wants to make something of themselves.” — Peter Vidmar, Olympic Gymnastics Gold Medallist “I loved the whole book. I just wish there was more to read!” — Rose Thelen, 8th Grade Student ISBN: 978-0-9765697-0-1 Price in barcode: 51500 I will upload the image of the barcode very shortly!
For reference, here are images of rock climbers: http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/female-rock-climber-gm153701975-15536198?st=f29cb28 http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-241123042/stock-photo-female-rock-climber-climbs-on-a-rocky-wall-keep-a-hand-on-the-rock-and-laughs-focus-on-the-hand.html?src=g0QPdfwrpkRisBBAh2_leg-1-63 and http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-93713269/stock-photo-female-rock-climber-struggles-to-reach-her-next-grip-on-the-edge-of-a-challenging-cliff.html?src=g0QPdfwrpkRisBBAh2_leg-1-27 and http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search/female-rock-climber/ and http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?autocomplete_id=&language=en&lang=en&search_source=&safesearch=1&version=llv1&searchterm=female+rock+climber&media_type=images and http://www.istockphoto.com/photos/female+rock+climber and http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?autocomplete_id=&language=en&lang=en&search_source=&safesearch=1&version=llv1&searchterm=female+rock+climber&media_type=images I have attached a photo of the mountain range, however, you are free to search for stock photography on istockphoto.com, bigstockphoto.com, or shutterstock.com, however, it must be of Red Rock Canyon, Nevada, USA (Not all stock photographs for 'red rock canyon' are actually of this spot) Examples: http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?autocomplete_id=&language=en&lang=en&search_source=&safesearch=1&version=llv1&searchterm=red+rock+canyon+nevada&media_type=images and http://www.istockphoto.com/photos/red+rock+canyon+nevada and http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search/red-rock-canyon-nevada/ Climbing Gear: http://www.bigstockphoto.com/search/climbing-gear/ http://www.shutterstock.com/cat.mhtml?autocomplete_id=&language=en&lang=en&search_source=&safesearch=1&version=llv1&searchterm=climbing+equipment&media_type=images
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
Johnbeede collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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