I have written a book for widows to help them start to pick up the pieces and begin to become organised especially around their money, investing and their future My aim is to empower and encourage and also help them realise that they are completely normal to feel overwhelmed, unprepared and confused.
The book breaks down topics into manageable and easy to understand chunks and uses colour illustrations to increase understanding, simplify and lighten a heavy subject.
I have already created a logo, a butterfly, which I have attached as a JPEG and I have this in PNG format as well if you prefer. I can also let you have the codes for the colours used. The idea of the turquoise/aqua colour is to make it uplifting. I will be creating a website and other products such as a note book and folder so will need the consistancy of the brand so the book cover needs to include the logo.
I think I would like the title "A Widow's Guide" in the font attached or simliar, in the same colour as the butterfly, unless a better idea or complimentary colour could be suggested. The subtitle is "Helping you choose the right path"
I have attached a photo that needs to be included on the back cover and have also attached some back cover blurb. I don't yet have the ISDN number but of course there will have to be room for that and a bar code etc.
I would like the book to have a slightly more modern uplifting feel than those I have seen on a similar subject where the cover tends to be a picture of a flower with an old fashioned style.I have attached a draft from my publishers that does just that so this is not really the look that I want, hence me commissioning my own cover.
The book will also be used by solicitors so the cover must be something that professionals would be comfortable handing over to their clients.
Front cover dimensions: 244mm (h) x 161 (w)
Bleed area of 5mm makes it 234mm x 156 mm and any text or images need to be inside this
Really looking forward to seeing some ideas!