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KDP eBook & Paperback Cover Design: Whole-Food Plant-based Diet Strategies
Check out cecilia.a.jones's Book cover contest…
Everyday Plant-Based Meals You’ll Just LOVE, A Practical Guide to Staying on Track
Zelda Jane Curry
I'm writing under the pen name Zelda Jane Curry. I don't want to use a picture. This is my first eBook, part of a series of 5 related books. I want to test this first book to see how it goes.
Simple meal planning strategies to help busy people on a whole-food plant-based diet stay on track
1) Women who aren’t vegan, but know someone who went vegan who lost 30 pounds, and looks ten years younger. 2) People who have tried to maintain a vegan (plant-based) regimen, liked it, but couldn’t stick with it, gave up, and now regret it. 3) People like myself who already are living plant-based, and are interested in tips to stay on-track and maximize the nutritional content of their everyday meals. All the doctors and resources are well-known within the plant-based community. It is like a club. I would predict that more than half of the people who will read my book already belong to at least one plant-based Facebook group. 4) People like one of the teachers at my Barre studio; young, fit, healthy and concerned about the environment, interested in pursuing a plant-based diet, but not sure where to begin. A book like mine would be very helpful, even if she and her husband only cut back on animal products. 5) People who have health concerns and are investigating diet options. 6) People who are trying to control their weight. 7) Athletes who saw the documentary “The Game Changers” and want to try a plant-based diet to improve their athletic performance.
Book cover type
A photo of food, either a bowl of berries, or a produce market with a colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables, but no signage, and not too exotic; ordinary fruits and vegetables. A background like evokes the notion of art or drawing, or something textured like drafting paper that evokes the idea of planning. It's more of a strategy and logistics book than a recipe book. It will be 6x9. I like the medium green color selected, and the colorful palette I just added. I want it to look fun and inviting to the reader. The book's content emphasizes colorful produce, almost as art. If that feeling could be expressed by the cover design, that would be really great! Cover Design Priorities: 1) Suitability for KDP: Text large enough to be readable even on a small phone. No white background. It should stand out. 2) Congruence: Intuitive sense of the book's themes: fresh produce, planning, art, music. Colors like green are great. 3) Elegance: Clean and artistic design. 4) Uniqueness: I have reservations about stock photos unless they can be worked into a unique design. Please try to incorporate one of the berry photos I added. These are not high-quality photos, but please try. The page with "Introduction" is the first page of the book. That is the shade of green I want the cover to use/match.
What to avoid
Avoid any image animal-based food: meat, dairy, poultry, seafood, or eggs, or any foods containing those foods. Avoid lacy fonts. Keep text clear and readable.
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.
cecilia.a.jones collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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