Create a Front Book Cover Image about Book Marketing
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $100
- Entries Received: 69
- Winner: savitamane212
Create a book front cover image 7.5” x 9.25” that shows book marketing.
Key Book Focus: Book Promotion, Book Distribution, and Selling Books
“How-To” Book Marketing helps new book writers, published authors, and marketing professionals to learn book promotion processes, get media plans/templates, and see real examples and typical results. The book starts by providing a master book marketing plan and sample task list that can be customized for your book (online link to sample file provided). This is followed by descriptions of traditional and new ways to earn revenue from book sales (wholesale, direct, branded partners) and other related options such as in book paid reference links, related product promotions, and contributed content sponsorships. Book distribution options are explained along with how to select and optimize how to sell your books online, direct, and through other channels. You will learn key media channels to create and use to publish search discoverable media that attracts and motivate qualified book buyers. You will then learn 50+ effective marketing activities (campaigns) with step-by-step guides on how to implement them.
Additional info about book marketing topic - Slide Presentation - [login to view URL]
Slide #9 has book marketing activities - use these book marketing topics to select icons - examples: 5 star reviews, sample books, marketing tribe, and others.
Book Marketing Phases - try to include the key phases of book marketing in the cover image.
- Task List
Sample Sketch (not required to be a circle) - [login to view URL]
- Title - on top - “How-To” Book Marketing
- Sub-Title - below title - smaller font - “Plan, Tasks, Templates & Step-by-Step Activities ”
- Author Name - on bottom “Lawrence Harte”
Colors (suggested - not required):
- solid background - light to mid-blue preferred
- text - yellow preferred
Sample Cover (only as a concept for you, do not use)
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Attention: use colors and/or shapes to get the attention of the reader.
Interest: include graphic elements that develop interest related to book marketing.
Audience: book authors, book distributors, media agencies.
Keywords (for concepts): “How-To”, Sample Marketing Plan, Sample Task List, Book Search, Media Publishing, Media Channels, Book Reviews, eBooks, Buy Now, Blog Posts, Videos, Press Release,
Suggested Icons (helpful - not required): Megaphone, book product web page (cover and description), press release, 5 star book review, book announcement Tweet, presentation slides, video clip.
Bleed: allow .25” from edges for bleed. Do not include text or graphic icons in the bleed area.
File Formats: winner needs to provide a high resolution version (600 dps) in editable PSD or AI format and TIF formats.
Stock Images - it is ok to use Stock Photos and/or Images as part of the book cover. You will need to give us proof (a link) that shows the stock image can be used in a commercial product for sale - editorial use is not allowed.
Stock Image Budget (paid to winning designer) - we will pay up to $50 for stock images to the contest winner.
Restrictions: Do not use brand names or trademarks.
It is important that the cover look good in large (on computer screen) or small format (on smartphone screen).
“Excellent creative design skills with ability to develop graphics that communicate desired message and emotions.”
althos, United States.