brilliant designer and good at following instructions/ designs requests!
- Deanne Designs
Deanne was by far the most talented designer I have ever worked with. Her creativity is out of the box, and her eye for excellence is refreshing!
Fantastic job! Hortasar is both a talented artist and an experienced professional. He innovated new ways to incorporate themes and images from the story into the cover. He responded to suggestions quickly, incorporating comments and creatively developed new directions until he honed his submission to perfection. I would absolutely recommend Hortasar and would love to work with him again in the future. Thank you, Hortasar!
How crystal9U started their book cover journey
Get Covered! How to Create, Pitch and Tell Your Startup Story to the Media
Renée Warren and Crystal Richard
Renée Warren spent her life in marketing with over 17 years of experience in this field. She has successfully launched and run two agencies in the startup space and has authored numerous eBooks and guides relating to launching and growing a startup. She is a mother to Irish Twins, the wife of a serial entrepreneur and a chocolate addict.
Crystal Richard is the President & Owner of Crystal Richard & Co., a global consulting biz helping startups, entrepreneurs, brands, and small businesses create and tell stories that will attract a tribe of raving fans. When she's not getting her client's story in Forbes, she's sharing travel stories on her lifestyle blog East Coast Mermaid.
Non-fiction, Business, PR and Marketing
Get Covered will help entrepreneurs, startup founders and small business owners learn how to create, pitch, and tell their startup’s story to the media using best practices that have consistently worked for the authors for the last decade. It shares lessons learned and experiences from having worked with over 100 startups from different industries. By the end of Get Covered, readers will understand how to craft their story, create media kits and press releases, find and connect with journalists, measure their PR efforts, and gain more traction through PR best practices.
Male startup founders between the ages of 20 and 40 located in startup hubs across North America like San Francisco, Austin, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Chicago.
Book cover type
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
#DE1A7D, #82D3AA, #040507, #E6EBCC
Ideally general nonfiction at 6" x 9" for dimensions, but open to variations if it fits the design. For the font, title should be bold, unique and standouts. Subtitle should be clear and easy to read.
In the images attached, the Leave Your Mark book is our favorite cover. Please use this as inspiration :)
What to avoid
No stock imagery. No yellows, reds, oranges, browns. Fonts should not be too childish or too mainstream.