I need a new book cover for the second edition of a book entitled "Kids, Dogs, Canaries, And Other Curiosities." The previous cover is uploaded here for your reference. I don't want to use personal photos like you see on the previous cover on this new cover. I am open to your creative ideas for the cover design. The design should probably include kids, dogs, and canaries somehow. I would prefer original artwork.
You can see all my current book covers for ideas about my taste on my web site at http://www.whimsystreet.us.
This book is a collection of humorous essays, so that should guide the look and feel of the cover design. The humor in this book is wry, wistful, and sometimes poignant, with a dash of whimsy.
The back cover marketing copy should read as follows:
Hal Reichardt writes about family life with a lighthearted sense of humor that is sure to make you smile. Hal is laugh-out-loud funny, outrageous, delightful, off the wall, ridiculous, wry, and droll. Selecting everyday subjects we all can relate to, Hal finds the greatest humor in the illuminating details of life. All the while, with his inner child working overtime, Hal's humor is grounded in good values and decent common sense.
The book categories shown in the upper left corner of the back cover should be Humor/Essays.
The author's name is Hal Reichardt.
The back cover needs a Bookland/EAN bar code with price extension. The ISBN number for this book is: ISBN 978-09715890-3-2 and the price is $12 US.
The publisher's name (Dootsa Power Press) should be shown somewhere on the back cover. It does not need to be very large type.
The book trim size is 8.5" x 5.5". The spine width is 0.44". I am uploading a template for the full cover that I got from my printer for another book we did. The only difference between that layout and this one is that the spine width is only 0.44" for this book for a 170-page book.
***Please note the 1/8" trim around the whole cover image. This portion of the final image gets trimmed by the printer during the production process, so please do not put any important design elements in that outer edge.
I need several final cover files for this book.
1. A full cover image in high resolution with embedded fonts for the print vendor. A PDF file worked well for this last time.
2. A JPG file of just the front cover image for the e-book on Amazon with dimensions 1282 x 2000.
3. A JPG file of the full cover for my online book store. See http://www.whimsystreet.us. The file there from my last contest winner for "The Matinee Caddy" was a good size (3525 x 2625 and 3.98 MB).