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I'm a #1 Amazon bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. My work has been featured by several media outlets including NPR, FoxNews, CBS, EWTN, Our Sunday Visitor, National Review, and Christianity Today, and I'm a regular guest on Catholic radio. My first book, "The Church and New Media: Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops who Tweet" (Our Sunday Visitor), won first-place at the 2012 Catholic Press Association Awards. My second book, the official Study Guide for Fr. Robert Barron's documentary, "CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization", debuted in August 2013. When Our Sunday Visitor made my third book available for pre-order, "Saints and Social Justice: A Guide to Changing the World,” it became the #1 bestselling Catholic book on Amazon within 24 hours. My latest book, "The Saints' Favorite Books," has been downloaded almost 15,000 times. I run two popular websites, BrandonVogt.com and StrangeNotions.com, which together average over 100,000 unique visitors per month.
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I need a cover designed for a new book and video course titled, “Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church". **IMPORTANT: By "child" the book is referring to middle-aged children (20's and 30's) who have left the Church. So it's not appropriate to use little children in the cover design.** I need the front cover, back cover, and spine design. The cover should be a height/width ratio of 1.6 or 1563 pixels wide and 2500 pixels tall. I would like the cover design delivered as JPG files, along with the original source files, whether Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and InDesign. GENERAL COVER DETAILS - Resolution = 300 dpi - LPI = 180 - Color space = CMYK - Bleed = 0.125" (3mm) on all four sides - Type safety = 0.25" (6mm) on all sides FRONT COVER - Small endorsement at top ("Every Catholic parent should read this book." - John Smith, Title at Organization Name) - Title in very large font (Return) - Subtitle (How to Draw Your Child back to the Church) - Author name (Brandon Vogt) - I'm open to any sort of background (photo, pattern, flat, etc.) - Per my notes above, I would like some sort of symbolism or creativity with the text and cover BACK COVER - Description of book (See attached Word doc) - Author description (See attached Word doc) - Call out box somewhere that says "Download FREE bonus resources at ReturnResources.com" - Standard publisher logo, book categories (Religion/Christianity/Catholicism), price ($15.99), ISBN number, barcode SPINE - Last name (Vogt) - Full title (Return: How to Draw Your Child Back to the Church) - Spine type safety = 0.0625" (2mm) left/right sides STYLE In terms of style, I like books that include a strong visual metaphor that depicts the subject. It might be nice to add symbolism suggesting the main title, "Return". I want the book to look like it would fit on the New York Times bestsellers list. **See attached ZIP file of book covers I like. Use them for inspiration.** AUDIENCE The cover should appeal to middle-aged Catholic parents (35-65 years old). This means it shouldn't be childish or too eccentric.
US$499 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $429.
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