Redesigning an existing book cover that is for marketing to the gay community
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Template: I am including the current cover design as well as the cover design from my second book. This book was released in July 2013 and I want to update the cover to be more professional looking. The second book I did looks great and the design is wonderful, so I want to go back and redo the first one to be reflective of that level of professional lesbian. The first book, which is the cover that needs to be designed is called "But you don't look gay..." and the second book that I would like this modeled after is called "No, wait... You do look gay!" This is book is published on Amazon, so you'll need an Amazon template. The book is 126 pages. I've attached the downloaded CreateSpace template for the 126 pages. Front Cover to include: • I want the subtitle to be bigger than the title since the subtitle explains more than the title does. • Title: But you don't look gay... • Subtitle: 6 Steps to Creating a Successful LGBT Marketing Strategy • Font: I don’t have a preference for body font but I would like the title to be similar to the second book (Gabriola - attached below). I want it to be clean and readable, my only requirement. Back cover to include: • Headshot: Whichever of the headshots looks best with your design is fine by me. • Photo credit to: Cynthia Lang • Misc. details: Use the same placement for the barcode, ISBN, price and book section as the second book. • Testimonial: Please use the testimonials from the existing book back cover. • Bio: Professional Lesbian, Jenn T. Grace teaches straight people how to market to gay people and gay people how to market themselves. Entering into the LGBT marketing space in 2007, she remains committed to her mission of teaching you everything you need to know about doing business with and marketing yourself to the LGBT community. Through her books, website and podcast, Jenn has created a judgment-free environment where you can ask even your most embarrassing questions. • Book description: Use existing book back cover. Applicable to either/both sides: • Imagery: Use my logo on the front or back cover wherever makes the most sense. I like how the second book looks. • Spine of book: Make the same as the second book so they look coordinated if both books are on a shelf together. • Image: If applicable possibly use ‘pattern.jpg’ which is a new graphical element on my website. • Colors: The current cover has way too many colors but I would like to somehow include all 4 of my brand colors, similar to the subtle ways the second book cover was designed. • Colors: I have some new grays in my website that I wouldn’t mind using as a primary color on the cover if it looked right with the others.
Due to uploading troubles here on 99designs.com here is a link to a DropBox folder with all of the files I referenced in the summary. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ztyonj99f76mgec/AAAoJk8CyIDTSrnlVuFxTuV6a?dl=0
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