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Inside the Founding of Newsweek book cover
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Target Audience: educated middle class boomers, history buffs, and entrepreneurs
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Greetings. The client for this project has written a 220 page memoir titled Inside The Founding Of Newsweek: How A Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched An American Media Giant We need an eye catching cover (front, spine, back). We will also need a .jpg of the front cover at least 1500 pixels wide. Description: Front cover should include: Inside The Founding Of Newsweek How A Hot-Tempered, One-Legged R.A.F. Pilot Launched An American Media Giant Back cover should include: A former wartime pilot and Time magazine’s first foreign editor, Thomas J. C. Martyn had a vision: to establish a weekly news magazine that would rival Time, which in the 1930s was the only magazine of its kind in the United States. He succeeded—so resoundingly that Newsweek has prospered for over 80 years, first as a stalwart of print media and now in the digital era, as well. Martyn draws a vivid picture of his efforts to get Newsweek off the ground; his meetings with powerful men such as President Roosevelt and Henry Ford; and his own idiosyncrasies that may have played a part in the rift with the Newsweek board. Like so many visionaries, he was a charismatic yet difficult man to work with, and his often-feisty character comes through clearly in his memoir. This classic entrepreneur’s story reveals the perseverance and ingenuity required, and the struggles and triumphs involved in launching a national magazine during the depths of the Great Depression. One man’s pursuit of his dream meets the tumultuous era of the 1930s in a book which will entertain and engage Newsweek fans, entrepreneurs, and history buffs alike. Thomas J.C. Martyn was the founder of Newsweek, the second-largest news magazine in the history of the United States. The son of a British soldier, Martyn served as a pilot in World War I, losing a leg in an aviation accident. After the war he was recruited as Time’s first foreign editor, then worked for the New York Times before raising capital to start Newsweek. He published the first edition in 1933, at the height of the Great Depression. Spine should contain this text: Inside the Founding of Newsweek Thomas J. C. Martyn -------------------------- Project notes: Feedback will be provided as effectively and as often as possible. If designer desires, we will credit him/her on the title verso page. Target Audience: educated middle class boomers, history buffs, and entrepreneurs Requirements This will be a 5.25 x 8 paperback and adherence to these submission requirements is critical. A specifications file is attached Resolution: 300 dpi Color Space: CMYK LPI (lines per inch): 180 Preferred file format: PDF PDF producer: Acrobat Distiller, PDF/X-1a:2001 recommended or High Quality Print setting Accepted Application Files: Quark XPress or InDesign. all fonts and images must be embedded. (all supporting files included: fonts, images, art, etc.) Bleed: 1/8” (0.125”) all sides Type safety: 1/4” (0.25”) all sides Spine Type Safety: 1/16” (0.0625”) left/right sides Cover should be built with a mod 2 spine calculation (page count divisible by 2). Page Count = 220
This will be a blind contest. I have checked regarding the trademark issue and it appears we CAN use the Newsweek looking colors and font, so please include that in your design.
599 US$ Custom package
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