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How mark 10E started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Author name: "Mark R. Weaver"
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
This book is a collection of my editorial and public affairs writing over the last three decades.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I am about to self-publish a book through Amazon. The printed (glossy cover) soft cover will be 6 inches wide and 9 inches high.
The cover design should be creative but standard for books (title and subtitle & author on front), (title and author last name on spine) and (about 100 words of text and small head shot of author on back).
PLEASE: NO PHOTOS OF BLACKSMITHS IN YOUR DESIGN.
The concept of a "wordsmith" is something like a blacksmith. Both jobs require working with raw material to make something better. But if the cover image looked like a history book about blacksmiths, the casual viewer might be confused and pass it by. That's why the cover design should NOT have a photo of a man banging a hammer on a gavel. I have uploaded an anonymized photo that is the photo that will appear in a small place on the back. Use that FPO and delineate a section on the back for three blurbs of praise for the book and 50 words or so "about the author. (see photo for an example - it doesn't have to look exactly like the example, I'm just showing you the concept."