Who are you?
I have written a book on motorcycling, aimed at a combination of young new riders, and those baby boomers who are retiring and want to take up the hobby once more.
The book covers all of the bases, and gives the reader a good basis of understanding the essential elements of the sport: the book is split into three sections:
1. The Basics
This section covers why you might want to learn to ride, and the many ways you might choose to participate in the sport, how to find the right bike and how to buy a good one.
2. You and your Bike: Once you have bought a bike, this section is about how to set it up to suit you, how to maintain it, getting the right apparel, fitting the right tyres and customising your bike.
This section delves deeper into cornering, and overtaking, two important areas of machine control, and covers riding in various environmental conditions and situations. We also discuss how the right frame of mind will keep you safe out on the roads.
Essentially, the book aims to cover the following:
Attitude, Motorcycle Technology, Machine Control, Riding Technique, Hazards, Equipment, and Servicing, to give someone new to motorcycles so useful information about the subject, an some ideas, food for thought and encouragement.
What is your industry?
Publishing and Media
What do you need?
I would like you to put forward a design for a book cover. I have purchased the rights to a photograph which is Michael Dunlop at the TT races on the Isle of Man (attached). You can use this as the background image of the book.
I want the cover to be exciting, to grab the audience, and for it to come across as a technical book rather than a novel, and stand out in thumbnail form.
I have chosen the title "Shiny Side Up" as the main, although I am open to suggestions about an alternative.
I would also like a pithy subtitle which captures the essence of the book. Maybe not, "all you need to know", or "A-Z of motorcycles", or "From Novice to Pro", but I want to give the impression of a useful book you can use as a reference source for years to come, and learn useful riding tips.
Who Is Your Audience?
Young individuals who are new to motorcycles, teenagers and those in their 20's, and baby boomers who are retiring in the 55+ age bracket. The cover should be exciting, dynamic, and aspirational reflecting the subject.
We Like These Examples
Incorporating a photo gives it a more educational, "how-to" feel, non-fiction rather than a novel.
I have bought the rights to the photo included, this is a photo taken on the Isle of Man TT race of Michael Dunlop with his knee down inches away from a stone wall, riding on public roads. I wanted an exciting cover to grab the audience.
I have also mocked up a design which I thought would be OK. I'm not a designer, but I want something exciting and attention grabbing in thumbnail form.
You can incorporate this photo into your design or you can suggest another, you choice.
We Absolutely Must Have
Andrew Goodman (author's name)
Shiny Side Up
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