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Simple Book Cover Design Strength Training for Seniors
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The New You: The Only Strength Training for Seniors Program You'll Ever Need
Golden Lion Publications
The New You is a strength training book for seniors. It shows seniors the best nutrition for strength training along with a stretching program and 3 different strength training programs based on difficulty level (Introductory, Beginner, Advanced). The New You is mostly simple no-equipment at home exercises however there are a few dumbbell exercises for experienced people.
My target audience are seniors who want to start exercising. The book can be applied to 40 and 50 year olds however with seniors in the title I'm not sure if they will pick it up. My main area of selling is america.
The designer has complete creative freedom over the cover. I don't want to shrink the freedom or the creativity of the designers. The only thing I ask for is: - Be different. I have included covers from my competition and I need this cover to be 10x better than my competition. People need to automatically be drawn to my cover more than my competitions. - The cover needs to make people want to take a double look. It needs to make them stop scrolling through Amazon and click the book. So make it pop. - The book is for seniors so you need to take into consideration that seniors might not have the best sight. Make sure the cover has good contrast to help seniors understand it better. - I need the cover to be 8 x 10 inches. - I have included an interior of my book so you can get inspiration and understand the visual of the book better. - I have used Futura as the font for the interior however you can use any font you believe will look best for the cover. VERY IMPORTANT: I have uploaded some files. The book covers I have uploaded are competitors covers. Make sure the cover you design stands out from theirs. I have also uploaded multiple illustrations that I have included in my book so you can use them on the cover. Finally I have uploaded a screenshot of what the interior of my book looks like to give the designers a better sense of what the book look like.
What to avoid
The book is part of a series for seniors. The cover needs to be flexible in order to adjust it easily for the second and third book in the series. The second book might be yoga for seniors for example. I will most likely pick the winner of this competition to work on 2 more covers in the following months. Please avoid white backgrounds since they blend too much with amazons website. Thank you IMPORTANT: I am not looking for a generic kindle cover. Avoid using templates.
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.
maxsmithbook1 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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