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Book Cover for #1 Best Selling Interview Book

CareerCup needed a new print or packaging design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 268 designs submitted by 65 freelance designers.

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One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Venanzio
Venanzio did it again! He worked his magic. As usual in a professional way he made my ideas become real and even improved them. Grazie mille big artist!
- indira.jackson

How CareerCup started their print or packaging design journey

Company name

CareerCup

Overview

I need a new book cover for the 5th edition of my book "Cracking the Coding Interview." This book is the #1 best selling interviewing book on Amazon and #3 of all software development books. I have also recently come out with a second book, "The Google Resume".

Cracking the Coding Interview is a book to help software engineers prepare for programming interviews.

Programming interviews involve a person writing programming code up at a WHITE BOARD. It usually a more casual environment, where people wear tshirts and jeans.

The book is a set of puzzles and interview questions, with answers, and other advice.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Software engineers who are preparing for interviews at technology companies

Requirements

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REQUIREMENTS
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1. I need a front AND back cover.

2. Please review the book covers of the two books I have written:
First Book (which this cover will be used for): http://www.amzn.com/145157827X
Second book: http://www.amzn.com/0470927623

3. The book title, subtitle, edition, author name, and company name should all appear on the book cover.

4. PLEASE NOTE THE SPELLING OF MY NAME. My name is "Gayle Laakmann McDowell", with two n's in my middle name. This is a different name than is currently on my book.

5. See all the other details below.

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ADVICE
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1. Focus MUCH more on the overall design (attractive, clean, professional) than on trying to match it to technology / interviewing / cracking. I'd rather have a cover that is clean and professional but has nothing to do with technology / interviewing, than one that is obviously related to technology / interviewing but is ugly or unprofessional.

2. I have a small preference for the book cover to match the general feel (the whiteness) of the second book (The Google Resume), but this is NOT a requirement. I want to get the best book cover possible, and I'm totally ok with not having the two books match.

3. Ideally, the book cover would relate in some way to computers, programming, interviewing, or the word "cracking" / "crack" (the book title). Again, this is "ideally" - this is not a requirement.

4. I generally do not like cheesy, obvious stock art. It's overdone and you see the same images everywhere. (This means that generally images of eggs cracking are not good.)

5. Taking a mediocre design and throwing some binary numbers on there does not make it good.

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THINGS I LIKE (WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL?)
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Here are some example of good, clean, professional covers:

http://www.amazon.com/Programming-i…BAGW6Y/ref
http://www.amazon.com/iPhone-iPad-A…VM7G0G/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Android…356565/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-Ex…22973X/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Ha…563048/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Griftopia-Mac…529953/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Outliers-Stor…017922/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Big-Short-Doo…LSTK8G/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Freakonomics-…MAH66Y/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Neatest-Littl…295823/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Stumbling-Hap…077427/ref
http://www.amazon.com/Marketing-Age…537191/ref

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DETAILS
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Book Title: Cracking the Coding Interview
Subtitle: 150 Programming Interview Questions and Solutions
Edition: 5th Edition

Author: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Company Name: CareerCup.com
Logo: attached, or at http://www.careercup.com/images/logo.gif

Book Size: 6 inches by 9inches
Spine: About .75 inches

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$695

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