GivesMeHope is a website that receives over 1.2 million unique visitors per month. We recently were offered a book deal.
GivesMeHope contains short, inspirational Twitter-length stories submitted by users based on their own experiences. Think Chicken Soup For the Soul, one-paragraph stories. If you know the website Fmylife.com, it's the exact opposite. The stories are so uplifting it's been called "The Other Suicide Hotline".
Primarily women. All ages.
The book will be 6in by 6in, full-color. Each page will comprise of a GivesMeHope story told visually. The winning bidder will be given credit in the book, and allowed to use in bidder's portfolio. My previous book was a New York Times bestseller so we're expecting this book to sell very well.
For examples of the book's content, go here: http://gmhbook.snapfish.com
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Required: The text all needs to be included verbatim. The current cover "pops" as we'd planned but doesn't properly convey the visual nature of the book's contents. The current cover is somewhat boring - it looks too much like a dictionary. The circle in the middle is there to draw eyes to it and the yellow was chosen because it is a loud color.
Feel free to try different fonts. The fonts used on this cover are: Kozuka Mincho Pro, Kozuka Gothic Pro, Tall Paul
Important: the cover needs to be VERY VERY LOUD - the first thing your eye sees if you're scanning a bookshelf. Given this, the use of a bright color is necessary. But it needs to be a bit more artistic, like the rest of the book. I'd say the current cover is 70% complete. So, two words: loud and artistic.
I will provide guidance and rapid feedback through the process.