This will be the cover page for a kindle book filled with chess tactics problems.
Title: Tactics Time!
Subtitle: 1001 Chess Tactics from the Real Games of Everyday Chess Players (Like You!)
Authors: Tim Brennan and Anthea Carson
What the book's about - a collection of 1001 new and original chess positions all taken from the real games of amatuer chess players. One page will have a diagram picture of a chess board with one side to move, and find the winning move. The next page has the answer to that problem. Then it repeats with a new problem. The objective is that by solving these problems, chess players can improve their skill level, and win more games, and get a higher chess rating.
Key words: Chess, Chess Tactics, Chess Improvement, Chess Puzzles, Chess Problems, Checkmates
Target demographic: Chess players, who tend to be 95% men, mostly over the age of 50 or are children under the age of 18.
The promise of the book: By solving the problems in this book chess players will get better at their ability to find chess tactics, which is finding the best (winning) move in a position. The book provides chess positions that have happened in real chess games.
What emotion I want the book browser to feel when the see the cover: A sense of excitement and wow that looks professional and impressive - if the cover is that good, the book must be awesome. Many chess books have really weak homemade and cheesey covers that look like amateur hour. Make the reader want to know more about the book after a 5 second glance
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