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How lindaQZ started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Breakthrough Solutions Inc.
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Business & Consulting
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Breakthrough Solutions Inc. offers coaching, workshops, keynote speaking, team building and conflict resolution. Breakthrough Solutions creates space where people feel safe to be real and discover new insights that opens doors to their potential.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
Please design a non-fiction book cover.
Title in the middle (the largest font): Pebbles in My Shoe
Subtitle under the title (smaller font): Three Steps to Breaking through Interpersonal Conflict
Author name: Linda P. Outka
Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner
Author of ELIXIR Project, Day Job to Dream Job, The Deeper Path and Your Secret Name
The book cover will come in 2 versions: paperback 5 X 8 inches (both Create Space and Ingram specs), paperback 5 X 8 (Ingram publishing specs) and hardcover case laminate 5 X 8 inches (Ingram publishing specs). Their websites have the correct dimensions, bleed, etc.
Here is a description of the book:
Do you have a difficult person in your professional or personal life? Is there a conversation you know you should have but don’t want to risk damaging the relationship? Would you like to move past the pain into a more productive relationship?
Relational hurts are like pebbles in our shoes. Strained relationships, failed conversations, and unresolved conflicts drain our energy and sabotage our success.
Business coach Linda Outka has been effectively resolving conflict for more than 20 years. Through real-life stories and practical principles, Linda reveals her model of conflict resolution. As you read you will discover how to:
• Break through conflict using three clear steps
• Understand conflict landmines and how to avoid them
• Prepare for an effective conflict resolution conversation
• Learn principles that keep defenses low throughout the conversation
• Develop a more fulfilling relationship as a result of a conflict resolution conversation
I want you to have creative freedom with the design. That said, I do have a few thought-starter ideas. I have attached a word document with thumbnails of 16 book covers I like. These are simply ideas for inspiration. At the end of the word document I've included the Amazon link to each book cover for a closer look.
If a stock photo is used, it’s best if they are free or inexpensive because I don’t want to pay high royalties for the books that are sold.
I'd like a clean background (white or possibly black) OR a bit of a rustic look. I want it to appeal to both men and women.
I've attached Author Academy Elite logos (use either the black OR the white version). The large logo is for the back cover and the small logo is for the spine.
The back cover will have text and an author photo. I can supply the text and photo when I decide on the final cover. Also, the back cover and spine could bleed over the design from the front cover to create the feel of one continuous image on front and back.
Note: Feel free to use your creativity. Surprise me. You are likely thinking more creatively than me and I'm open to new ideas.