Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Recently I've been cooling my brain off from book edits thinking about book covers.
The working title of my book is Called to be Fruitful Now: A Mission for Young Women. It's a short Bible study on the calling of young ladies. My basic goal is to emphasis that we all have an intense job in every time of life, and that being a fruitful, productive, and serious Christian starts on day one.
I could go a lot of directions with the cover.
Books we've done in the past have always had comb bindings and watercolor artwork. I like it, but since my book is shorter I want a half page perfect binding look.
I also think my sister is going to do a photography cover. She'll to do an awesome job and Daniel will do a wonderful job with the lettering/formatting aspect.
I just want something that makes you curious.
I want it to be happy and colorful, but at the same time down-to-earth and gritty. I don't want it to be at all romantic. I want it to be very much hear and now...a modern girl in a modern world.
We've thought about a tree or blossoms or something, but that doesn't really get my idea across.
It would be very cool to do something with a girl and a tree. Sort of a "Eve in the Garden" look except the opposite. Have no clue how to do that.
The only option we've brainstormed at the moment that I even slightly like is a girl sort of hanging from a tree limb. lol. :-P
Have any ideas about book covers? What makes them good?
Thanks for reading my discombobulated thoughts.