Book cover art: Business Python for mortals
- Durum: Closed
- Ödül: $200
- Alınan Girdiler: 53
- Kazanan: naveen14198600
I am writing a book on Python for business people - people that aren't necessarily technically gifted but can benefit from some basic literacy with the Python programming language. It will be light on theory, heavy on examples, including some autobiographical case studies. I am looking for a graphic designer who can help me design some nice cover art for this, with a creative flair.
The book should appeal to adventurous white-collar office people looking to be empowered, to satisfy their curiosity, and to challenge themselves just a little bit.
For those who *do* judge books by their covers, I want mine to stand out.
Working title: Business Python
Working subtitle: a handbook for mortals
Author: Theodore Deden
Trim size: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
A template is included (attached) that I got from from https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/cover-templates?ref_=kdp_ts_pb_cov (based on Estimated length: 350-400 pages)
Front cover should have title, subtitle and author
Back cover should have a placeholder for a short "about this book" section and a short author bio with photo (each ca. 200 words, to be provided after a winner has been selected), as well as the barcode (also to be provided later).
Spine should include the title "Business Python" and the author's last name "Deden" - according to the American/English convention of having the text face up when the book is laid flat with the front cover on top. I am agnostic to the order of title and author on the spine (could be author - title or title - author) but it should look good and the two items (title and author's last name) should be clearly graphically distinguished as two items.
The art should be continuous around front cover-spine-back cover. Ultimate deliverable will be a single, print-ready PDF. I am agnostic to color schemes - happy to consider any and all suggestions. Just bear in mind the target audience and purpose of the book. Overall, I am looking for something creative that catches the eye and begs the reader to open it up. If the book is on a co-worker's desk, it needs to draw the attention of everyone walking by. It should give the impression of a tool that is designed to empower an average person - to make the weak strong and the strong invincible.
Final note on intellectual property: I do NOT want the Python trademark "two snakes" logo to appear anywhere on the cover. Nor do I want any other items that may be protected under trademark or copyright law. As a matter of fact, I would probably stay away from designs that use snakes in them, though if you think you have a great concept along those lines, I would be very happy to see it - just know that it's not my first choice. Be aware that Python was named after Monty Python, and in this vein I would love to see a bit of playfulness and graphical humor mixed in if possible - but again, staying away from anything that could infringe on others' intellectual property.
Having said all that, I am looking forward to see what your creativity can generate!
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