This designer was awesome! I just loved the work, communication and his willingness to change the subtitles and such. Will definitely hire again!
How Mstimpson started their print or packaging design journey
Who are you known as?
ML Stimpson Enterprises
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I'm an author whose fiction books have been published my mainstream publishers. This is my launch into self-published, faith-based non-fiction.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need a book jacket designed for my non-fiction book - Did I Marry the Wrong Guy? And other silent ponderings of a fairly normal Christian wife.
I'd like a fun, colorful, witty cover that will stand out on webpages. Though this work does reference scriptures, it is a short, humorous book aimed at giving practical advice to women who may be going through a difficult moment in their marriages.
About the images attached: The current book cover image is one that I created but the whole shoe thing doesn't really have anything to do with the book, so I've scratched it. I've attached it to this file only to give you a "feel" of what I'd like to see.
I like the second image of the woman choosing between different foods, but of course this books isn't about food. Maybe if she were choosing between rings???
Anyway, I'm open to new concepts.
I need a full jacket design - front cover and back for the print folks. I'll provide the print for the back.
This book will be published through Amazon Kindle, Barnes&Noble Nook, and possibly Smashwords & Lulu.
Here are the KINDLE specifications:
Amazon KDP applies additional compression to images when displaying them on its website. For best results, images should be uploaded with minimal compression.
• JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
• TIFF (Tagged Image File Format)
Minimum 500 x Maximum 1280 pixels
Recommendations for the size of your cover art:
• Minimum of 500 pixels, horizontally
• Maximum of 1280 pixels, vertically
Save at 72 dots per inch (dpi) for optimal viewing on the web. Cover art with white or very light backgrounds can seem to disappear against the white background. Adding a very narrow (3-4 pixel) border in medium grey will define the boundaries of the cover.
Here are the NOOK Specifications: Your cover image must be a .JPG or .JPEG file with a file size between 5KB and 2MB. The sides must be between 750 pixels and 2000 pixels in length.