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Creative cover for adventurous travel memoir: "The Year I Became a Nomad"
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I'm a writer and a freelance photographer. Few years ago I quit my senior position at a financial software firm in New York CIty to travel through Asia and become a writer and photographer. I traveled from Nepal to Japan for 18 months, and the book is my travel story. www.carlospenalbaphotography.com www.carlospenalba.com (under construction; will be my author website) Target audience of my travel memoir, "The Year I Became a Nomad: A journey through Asia on a quest for freedom, love and happiness": - People who love traveling in general, and specifically long-term traveling - People who are interested in Asia - People who would love to quit their job and travel the world, or at least follow their dreams and do something different to what they do at present - People keen on improving their lives and becoming happier, and perhaps curious or attracted to Eastern philosophies such as Buddhism and Taoism
What's your vision?
I need a book and ebook cover for Amazon Print on Demand and Kindle stores (please do follow Amazon's requirements attached). Book Title: The Year I Became a Nomad Subtitle: A journey through Asia on a quest for freedom, love and happiness (below title and in much smaller size) Author: Carlos Peñalba (should go at bottom of cover; small size) Book Trim: 8.5x5.5 inches, and 355 pages (spine approximately 0.8875, but check Amazon requirements). The book is a Travel Memoir of my 18 months traveling through Asia after I left my job in New York City. The cover should have a modern and fresh feel but also a very professional look. Title must be shown clearly because the book will be sold only online. So, it's a must that it's easy to read on Amazon on thumbnail format. Subtitle and Author name not very prominent; it should not distract visually from title. Emotions/concepts to communicate: adventure, life change, Asia, travel, zen, happiness (read again target audience in Background Information) Typography must be clean; nothing too baroque or classic. It must transmit modernity. Front Cover: I prefer a creative and original illustration because many travel memoirs have photos already. But because I'm a photographer I'm sending you 3 of my images so you can explore a possible cover with any of them. Back Cover: I'm providing some pictures of my trip to be included on the back cover (3-5 together in small size; I'm providing 5 images); let's play with it and see how it looks but it's not a must-have at all. Also I'm giving you the book blurb or text to go on the back and the ISBN barcode. Please also include my two websites addresses.
I'm open to any ideas, and keen to see your creativity, but in principle I'd prefer an eye-catchy, creative illustration that goes well with the title and the book theme. But please do play with the pictures provided if you want to explore a cover with one of my images (first 3 options: A, B & C). I'm looking for a cover that would stop people on Amazon and blogs as soon as they see it and make them want to know more about the book. Remember that potential readers will see the cover on Amazon and blogs only, so a clear and attractive book cover on a thumbnail size is a must. Any questions? Please ask. Very excited to see your creativity at work. Good luck to all.
€450 Custom package
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