melissajnixon got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a non-fiction book cover with the potential for follow up paid projects.
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Business & Consulting
Through my writing, speaking, and coaching, I help individuals and organizations identify and make their next courageous move. Creating a plan to eliminate courage blockers in the process. Book Description: Are you fully engaged in your career or are you part of the majority who would leave your job if you knew a clear path? The Courageous Life provides the steps you need to catapult you from sitting on the sidelines of your dreams to living with a sense of urgency and commitment. Forget “looking before you leap.” Do something that truly works like learning before you leap. Author Melissa J. Nixon writes from a place of empathy and insight. She knows the path because she’s walked the path. The Courageous Life provides a fresh framework for exactly how to make the leap from day job to dream job. Each page fortifies your faith and reveals how to make an intelligent transition. Written in a candid style, Melissa offers sound advice free of pretense and platitudes. Besides wisdom forged from her own leap, Melissa also includes real-life stories from over a dozen ladies just like you. Isn’t it time you left your corporate comfort zone, embraced your purpose, and launched into your destiny, once and for all. Discover how to transcend your insecurities, overcome your fears, and plow through your mental roadblocks.
What's your vision?
I need 1 book cover designed. On the front cover, I need the title in the middle, largest font: The Courageous Life (with an emphasis on courageous not life); the title can also be similar to the brand guide attached. It doesn't have to be exact but has been my fave thus far; the tagline How to Leap from Your Career to Your Calling and Author Name (Melissa J. Nixon) at the bottom Looking for creative and energetic. This book cover will come in 2 designs 6 x 9 paperbook (Create space specs) and hardcover (Ingram publishing specs) Their websites have the correct dimensions, bleed, etc.
I am looking for something that is more creative than literal. I love the concept of puzzle pieces (my favorite) or either leaping (but not in the literal since) but I am also open to the designers interpretation. I would love to create a concept around my current brand colors which are attached. Not to heavy on the pink (None of the pics below are to be used. They are simple ideas for inspiration. Also, if stock photos are used it's best that they are free or super inexpensive because I do not want to pay high royalties for books that are sold). Here are few image numbers from www.depositphotos.com (they revolve around puzzles but I am open to other options) 913774559 13677260 4669694 45606933 6316436 53737849 Idea #1 - A collage of colorful puzzle pieces. Possibly a puzzle put together with the missing piece moving toward it that says courage or has the title in it (the courageous life) like the last image. Idea #2 - A concept around leaping but not one that has been overused Idea #3 - I am open to designer's ideas around the concept as well The back cover will have text. I can provide the text when I decide on the final cover. Also the back cover and spine can bleed over the design from the front cover. To create the feel of once continuous image on the front and back. The AAE logos attached are used for the back cover (Author Academy Elite) and spine (AAE).
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
melissajnixon collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
MaryDes and company was not only quick, professional, and endlessly skilled. But they were also open to all suggestion, honest with their opinion and feedback, and very flexible and patient. I can't imagine using anyone else for my books from now on. She has a rare talent and was able to visualize EXACTLY what I wanted. I've never found that before. So thank you!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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