allison.brown got their new book cover by running a design contest:
The Animal Kingdom needs a compelling book cover!
Check out allison.brown's Book cover contest…
Love Notes from the Animal Kingdom
Dr. Allison Brown
Dr. Allison Brown is an author, educator, and quantum healer. Her first book, The Journey Within: A Christian’s Guide to 14 Non-traditional Spiritual Practices, is an inspiring and courageous account of her search for reconciliation between a newfound spirituality and her traditional Christian upbringing. Allison is also a contributing author of the best-selling book, The Ancestor’s Within: Reveal and Heal the Ancient Memories You Carry. Visit her online at DrAllisonBrown.com. William (Will) Brown is a psychic medium and trance channel. Serving as a guinea pig during his wife’s Reiki training in 2014 reawakened the spirit connection Will sensed as a child but had been too busy to contemplate during his twenty-six years with the United States Coast Guard. Thanks to his team of guides, who call themselves The Collective, Will has rediscovered his passion and purpose as a healer, teacher, and messenger. Visit him online at William-Brown.com.
In Love Notes from the Animal Kingdom, author Allison Brown offers us an extraordinary glimpse into the innermost thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of a multitude of amazing animals, including dogs, cats, horses, goats, honeybees, snakes, dolphins, elephants, and many more! Through her husband, Will, a psychic-medium and trance channel, Allison has conversed with animals of all sorts, both large and small, revered and rebuked. Your heart will melt as you read through the excerpts and full-length transcripts of these astonishing conversations—no one will remain untouched.
Anyone who is an animal lover, all ages. Pet owners of all ages. Other folks who are interested in the metaphysics and/or channeling. People all over the world, as long as they are English speakers/readers. Both genders.
Book cover type
I favor clean and minimalistic (although minimalistic might not be possible, depending on the cover art), with some white. I'd like animals on the front cover, but not photographs - rather, drawings (but not overly cartoonish). The book is about animal communication - "wild" animals sharing their wisdom with humanity, as well as pets sharing information with their human "parents." Play off the title. One idea is perhaps a group of animals sitting at an old-fashioned typewriter, maybe one with an old fashioned phone, trying to formulate a letter or communique. (scenes of Animal Farm come to mind). The animals in this book include, dogs, cats, goats, horses, birds/eagles, rats, snakes, elephants, dolphins, whales, manatees, fireflies, bees/wasps, fish, a squirrel, tortoise, spiders, and mosquitos. I am definitely open to other options and ideas....don't just run with that one if something else comes to mind. Mood is upbeat, loving, playful, but also wise and respectful. Although I like clean, I also like creative titles (titles incorporated into the cover art, for example), rather than just plain block title and author. Book size will be 6 x 9
What to avoid
Avoid overly dark colors, blacks, somber. Not "busy."
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
allison.brown collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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