Look at this cool book cover….

Posted on August 12, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized |


I tried something new this month & hired an illustrator to design our next book cover.

For this project, I didn’t have any images to supply to the designer. All I had was a rather intimidating book title and a desire to have the words on the cover be loud and proud. (How’s that for a creative brief?)

As luck would have it, an old acquaintance happened to send me his latest  newsletter and the moment I saw Bill’s newest Big Lewbowski posters:

 

I knew he was my man. (Lesson: self-promotion does work.)

Here’s the book cover Bill created for me. I love it so much it makes my eyes water.

Do you see the smiley face in the word “Good”?  In my opinion, that’s one of the signs of great design: when there is an IDEA behind the pretty design. This smiley face was repeated in the running headers on the interior pages.

SAD UPDATE: This book was not picked up by a publisher. We thought it was a great concept, but the acquisition editors were not feeling the love.

But we rebounded well and  sold the next book we pitched.  The Call for Entry is now closed, but you can click here to learn more.

~Nancy Heinonen

Publications Director

Crescent Hill Books

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Hi Nancy. This is a nice cover. I hope we see it in stores soon.


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