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I am an author self-publishing my own book. Target audience: Christian men and women
Book title: The Silent Queen: Why the Church Needs Women to Find Their Voice
This book demolishes traditions that keep women silent and sidelined. It encourages women to speak out and express their God-given talents.
To enter, submit a cover at 6 x 9 ratio.
If your design is selected as the winner, you will need to submit both ebook and paperback versions of the cover. Templates for the paperback will be supplied, but do not enter if you are not comfortable working with bleeds/spines.
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Title: The Silent Queen
Subtitle: Why the Church Needs Women to Find Their Voice
Author: Paul Ellis, author of Letters from Jesus
Content for the back cover (barcode, blurb, bio, logo etc.) will be provided to the winning designer
Top 3 Things
Although this book is primarily about women, it needs to appeal to men as well. So don’t make the cover overly feminine, and no religious icons/imagery please (no crosses, Bibles, steeples, etc.).
Feel free to go in one of several directions:
1. A regal, noble woman, rising. Picture a woman like Queen Esther. She’s got something to say and when she talks, kings listen.
2. A contemplative face, growing in conviction. This woman has something on her mind, something that needs to be said. She has an idea that will change the world, and she can’t wait to share it.
3. A silenced woman, for example, a face with duct tape across the mouth
4. Something bold and typographical and gender neutral. This is the low-risk option. A cover with a great face will probably beat a cover with no face, but a cover with great typography will beat any cover with a bad or average face.
5. Something completely different – I’m open to suggestions
What I DON’T want to see: confused women, downcast women, lingerie models, teenaged girls rollerblading or women sharing coffee and cake. This is a serious book for serious people. It’s about treating women with respect and valuing what they say.
Don’t get carried away with the artwork - the title is the main thing. It needs to pop! The title needs to be clearly recognizable at 80 x 120 pixels (thumbnail size).
Go big or go home. My previous covers, many of them designed here on CS, all tend to be bold with eye-catching titles (see wwwkingspress.org)
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