Next Century Pub got their new book cover by running a design contest:
NCP Book Cover - Blue-Collar Gold
Check out Next Century Pub's Book cover contest…
Art & Design
NCP is a full service publishing company. We produce, market and sell fiction and non-fiction books to the mass market.
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Author: Mark Stoner Title: Blue-Collar Gold Subtitle: How to Build a Service Business From the Dirt Up Size: 6 x 9 Mark Stoner book description- Problem: most Americans don’t realize the potential goldmine in blue-collar business. By “blue-collar business” I mean a business providing a specialized service requiring a trained employee and manual labor. In my case it is chimney sweeping, but it can range from construction to gardening to plumbing and junk removal. When people hear “business,” they usually think of designer suits, high-rise office buildings, and meetings upon meetings. Many people who want to start a new business probably wouldn’t consider blue-collar work as an option and are missing out as a result. By reading this book you’ll learn how to: 1. Think bigger—allow yourself to build the business that you’ve always wanted. 2. Be a leader—learn to lead people to build a large service business. 3. Get out of your own way—the majority of businesses I consult with have a leader who is stopping the flow of growth. Mark Stoner Bio- Mark Stoner has been in the chimney industry for thirty years. He ran a one-truck company for eighteen years until 2003 when he changed his path and built a multi-million- dollar chimney company only a few years later. Ashbusters Chimney Service currently employs thirty-five people operating sixteen trucks and is currently servicing Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky and Charleston, South Carolina.
GENERAL DESIGN NOTES: - We need front and rear cover designed. - Attaching a graphic of our barcode area formatting for placement on the rear cover design. - At contest end NCP will require the layered PSD file so that our designers can set up the print ready file for our chosen print vendor. - Designers please design full cover, front and rear. - Please do your design work in CMYK mode! - We will need all fonts that are used in the winning design to build the actual print file.
US$334 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at £239.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Next Century Pub 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.
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And then… they selected a winner!
won it from the first design. followed the brief and the colour scheme, literally exactly what i wanted despite my limited direction. Great communicator when i needed it.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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