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Dates

Starts:24-May-13 6:12 p.m. GMT

Ends:3-Jun-13 6:12 p.m. GMT

Awards

Award 1: $322, was awarded to patricia

Formats

Single-layer PDF (300 dpi), 40MB max

Contract

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Materials

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Creative brief

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Author's Name

Terry Tumbler

Synopsis

This is a about a group of retired people who decide to embark on a pilgrimage to Santiago, in Northern Spain, under the leadership of an ex-detective. The twist is that a number of them are not exactly devotees of any particular religion, and are doing it because they think it’s a fun thing to do, while seeking entertainment and companionship on their journey of discovery.
Each evening, one person in the group is committed to telling a short story, and it is this collection that forms the core of the book. The inspiration for the style of presentation came from Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, but without delving too deeply into the poetry associated with the original masterpiece.
The material in the individual stories varies from the raunchy to the bawdy and from the hilarious to the sad, being based more often than not on actual experiences.
The style of writing is fully intended to be humorous, and should appeal to those who enjoy a good belly laugh.
It also deals with the evolving relationships between individual pilgrims as their journey progresses.

Size Info

Trim size: 5.5" x 8.5",
Page count: 261,
Interior type: Color,
Page color: White,
Spine width: 0.613"

Who are your readers?

Adult seekers of humour; walkers along the caminos of Santiago wanting a fun read on the way to their ultimate destination; those looking for inspiration from Canterbury Tales as written by Geoffrey Chaucer.

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

An innocent exterior to saucy contents; the destination cathedral; a group of walkers trailing behind three cyclists.

What colors do you want to see in your design?

A few pictures embedded in the stories.
As regards the cover, I would like to see a red sheen to the landscape, and the figures in black, as per silhouettes in:
https://sites.google.com/site/wynneswanderings/....
This red sheen, however, is optional, since I like design option 75 and 82 as mentioned in my previous correspondence.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?

Just stick with the options I have give.

Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

Traditional. The stories within are based on a mediaeval book

What content must be included in your design?

The ISBN code and perhaps a photo of the author?

NOTE: Please leave space for a 2" by 1.2" white box in the lower right-hand corner of the book's back cover for the ISBN barcode. Images or text in the barcode location will be covered when the book is printed. Make sure you don't have any important elements where the barcode will be placed. Visit CreateSpace for more tips on book cover sizing and requirements.

Brief updates

26-May-13 3:32 p.m. GMT
I prefer the slanted lettering on the red cover, but the cathedral looks like its on fire, with those clouds hanging over it. I'm veering towards the light purple cover, but am open to ideas about the final choice of colours, having seen samples 75 and 82 that look so natural.
I lke the fact that the designers have chosen to be original. My choice for the black outline of the walkers would be to make them all hold shoulder high staves as walking aids. They're supposed to be old guys following some dolly bird guide! If you can't fit them all in the front cover, I'll settle for fewer walkers, but three cyclists depicted but close together is a must, before the walkers.
2-Jun-13 11:42 a.m. GMT
Santiago Stories – a Synopsis
A group of retired people decide to embark on a pilgrimage to Santiago, in Northern Spain, under the leadership of an ex-detective and a few nefarious friends. The problem is that a number of them are not exactly devotees of any particular religion, and are doing it because they think it’s a fun thing to do while seeking entertainment and companionship on their journey of discovery.
Each evening, one person in the group is committed to telling a short story, and it is this collection of stories that forms the core of the book, whilst in the background tensions are brewing between various factions in the group that eventually lead to divine retribution. The inspiration for the style of presentation came from Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, but without delving too deeply into the poetry associated with the original masterpiece.
The material in the individual stories varies from the raunchy to the bawdy and from the hilarious to the sad, being based more often than not on actual experiences.
The style of writing is fully intended to be humorous, and should appeal to those who enjoy a good belly laugh.