andra.olarean got their new book cover by running a design contest:
A powerful self-love book cover for women that want to regain their confidence
Check out andra.olarean's Book cover contest…
The Successful Women s Handbook Vol II A new beginning for you. in Romanian: (Manualul femeii de succes Vol II Un nou început pentru tine)
I am a self published author from Romania. I used to work as a public notary and entrepreneur until i found my new passion: writing. My first book i sold it in aprox. 20 k copies and it became quickly a bestsseller here in Romania. Then i make for it a planner named ” The successful women s journal” which had a cover similar to the first book to keep the branding. I work with freelancer and i take care of everything- from producing to selling it on my website and bookstores.
Now i want to launch the second volume of The successful women s handbook : ”A new beginning for you” The theme is how to regain your self confidence and self worth so you can really love yourself. Is a self love book for women In a society (ex communist country) where the majority of women evaluate their value regarding how money they make, how beautiful they are and how others treat them, i come with a big disclaimer and i say take you power back and live your life as you want. All the chapters are connected: 1. I have the power to change what makes me suffer (where i talk about the power of vulnerability, how you can control fear, how to accept reality, have faith and how to overcome a break-up) 2. i have the right to put myself first (where i talk about boundaries, sacrifice, compromise, time management, how to connect with your emotions, how to get rid of toxic people) 3. I love myself as i am (where i talk about the illusion of perfection, comparision, how social media influence our self esteem) 4. i am capable to succeed what i wish (where i talk about goals, plans, the good perspective of failure, focus, role models) 5. I live my only life ( purpose, how to not be a people pleaser any more, forgiveness, gratefulness ) The difference is that in the first volume i talked general stuff about (career, health, relationships, mindest), here in the second volum, i go more depth and more important, here i express my emotions, my fears, i let myself seen as i really am.
Women from 20 years old to 40 years old. They are are the university or working.
Book cover type
1. I want to keep the font for the the title from the first book (brand and series identity): Trajan Pro_Regular. I want please this one to have a smaller font for the title (not like previous book) because we need space for subtitle and draw 2. For the subtitle: you can play with a new font ..maybe a hand writing ..something to caption you attention and goes with the rest or keep that one 3. If we have space i want write also somewhere maybe în the up side of the book or where it fits: Cum să îți recâștigi încrederea în tine și să începi să te iubești cu adevărat ( how to regain your self confidence and to start to really love yourself) - if we dont have space left we will put it in the back cover 4. I want an illustration, a photo, a draw, something that express self lo. It has to have some sensitive effect because in this volume i talk more about feelings and vulnerability. a. It can be a women that hugs herself and because of the position and contour looks like a heart. b. One idea will be to draw light that comes out from the heart, c. another ideea with be to use shadow and contour and to draw little birds that come out d. or to draw as the book herself is a women and she is embracing herself... e. or to put a red ruby gemstone in a form of heart which is super nice or to also ad some hands at the stone with white gloves.. and she is embrassing herself d or you can draw a women siluette that has in her arms a heart gemstone.. i like a symbol of self love. It has to be positive, kind but also powerful like a statement ( i take care of myself!). Not something sad that screams mercy. Something that express that powerful and successful is when i have the courage to show myself, to set boundaries and to live as i want. It has to be related to women. I want the reader to recognise the series of the book so it has the same pattern: a symbol, clean cover. Something strong and feminine as well. I love the idea of a self embrace- a hug but i am opened to others ideas too if you feel you are on the flow.
What to avoid
- You should avoid girly covers for teenagers - or something that is to crowded - avoid a photo that shows a specific women (because i want that also fat, old, brown hair, blond har, etc...to identify in the book ) - but use contour and shades of a women - avoid to express sadness or helpless woman
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.
andra.olarean collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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