I love working with Kate (bride.of.the.wind). She is so creative, and has gone above and beyond to help out when the printer made errors in their instructions!
- Dvora Elisheva
How jeff.holt7 started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Jeffrey D. Holt
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Writer - Book Buyers - Mormons - this is a religious book - a scriptural proof of an alternate theory on the origin of the Three Wise Men
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
New Book Cover - I don't like the old one at all. It is so grade-school and does not sell the book. I need a completely new, colorful and fresh cover design that can be used on the third edition. I also need the back cover (mostly written bullets and info). Also the spine. I am self-publishing this time around, using Amazon self-publishing. I will be selling locally and elsewhere in the Mormon/LDS community. This will be a glossy paper cover for a paperback.
I would like to keep the same Type Style as is on the old cover, if possible. It communicates an "Eastern" mystique. I will include some original images that I have, if the designers would like to use them, or not. The book is about my discoveries of solid scriptural evidence in the Book of Mormon that point to three Book of Mormon Prophets as the true Wise men as recorded in Matthew. In the book, I hypothesize a series of scriptural discoveries that support the theory. The old cover used the pyramid at Chitzen-itza in the Yucatan, combined with the Star of Bethlehem to convey this cross over from Book of Mormon history/doctrine to the New Testament. Combining such elements could be interesting, but I don't think a New World pyramid necessarily works. Imagine the three Wise men coming into Jerusalem on camels acquired along the way, but dressed in their rich South America Indian robes, gold and furs. Anyway, knock yourselves out on this. I am adding some info here to clarify. I would like the tag line and the Author's Name locations switched and add a middle initial D. It would be good if the wise men could look like Aztecs on camels, even impressionistically. I like this style of star or if the star is in more a photo background, a really bright star in a field of stars. If a city of used, it has to be ancient, humble, not modern. Color is good.