I am looking for a designer that will design covers for my book for the kindle version and physical copy (including the front, spine, and the back covers).
My book is about vegetable fermentation. Current books on the market are more related to recipes. What differentiates my book from others are:
1) my book contains scientific studies to address people's health concerns regarding vegetable fermentation;
2) it helps readers see what role vegetable fermentation plays regarding the need to replenishing good bacteria to the body;
3) it also includes a "disclaimer" on why vegetable fermentation may not fit everybody;
4) it helps readers understand how to make and eat fermented vegetables in a safe and healthy way (which is not discussed in a lot of other books).
Because of this, I am hoping the cover can convey the message that "this book is more than just recipes, but will give you a big picture by telling you things you should know and the right things to do."
In other words, my book allows readers to see a big picture, while providing detailed guidelines and instructions for fermenting vegetables. Also, my book will serve as a starting point to help readers kick off their journey on improving their gut health.
Therefore, this book also conveys the message that "this is more than just about fermented vegetables; it is just the beginning."
I am looking for a design that can help me convey these messages and set me apart from existing authors.
Here is one type of examples of current books on fermented foods:
Here are another type of examples for books in the same category:
As you see, these are two completely different styles of illustration. Ideally I am thinking of trying both examples to see what looks best. But I don't want to limit your creativity and will respect whatever imagination you come up with for my book covers ;)
The designer can create the cover completely from scratch or use one (or more) of photos I took, as long as the covers convey the message.
Once I select a designer, I will share with him/her some of my photos.
I LOVE simple and clean designs and will consider establishing long-term partnership if things work out well.
Thanks for reading this message. I look forward to working with the designer to together bring this art work to life!