bwhitesideD got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover: "Everybody Knows a Salesman Can't Write a Book"
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Everybody Knows a Salesman Can't Write a Book
After a 30-year career selling software, I left that job to write a book about Winston Churchill and a little-known event from World War II.
There is a story about Winston Churchill and a deadly incident from World War II that most people have never heard. In that episode, Britain’s Royal Navy killed more French seamen than the German navy killed in the entire war. Everybody Knows a Salesman Can’t Write a Book tells how I researched and wrote that story while working a full-time job as a software salesman. My research took me to the Churchill Archives at Cambridge University, to the FDR Archives at Hyde Park, NY, and into the private papers of several historians. I made a pilgrimage to a rail car in Compiegne, near Paris, where Germany and France signed armistice agreements in 1918 and 1940, and learned a surprising story about Compiegne’s role in the Holocaust. I’ve written chapters about used books, old words, how I taught myself to read French, and how I applied lessons from my business career to organize my research and writing. My research about Churchill and the War inspired me to write about three loathsome characters whose stories repulsed me, and 11 men who so fascinated me, I wished I could have met them across a pint of beer. This is not a how-to guide. Instead, it’s more of a here’s-why-you-should source of inspiration.
I expect my book to appeal to college-educated adults with an interest in history or in Winston Churchill (or both). My book is also for anyone who dreams of turning a creative idea into commercial reality, especially anyone who wonders how to manage the intellectual and the business challenges of writing a book while working a “traditional” job.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
bwhitesideD collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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