How do you choose a book?
Do you ever judge a book by it’s cover?
We all do.
When I was sharing my thoughts about the book cover concept, a friend commented, “I did not realize how much thinking goes behind a book cover.”
So I thought I would share some of the thoughts that went behind creating the cover for
“Stress To Joy”.
There are several components of a book cover of which the most important are:
- The Title
- The Subtitle
- The Concept
- The Colors
- The Image
First the Title.
Like everything involved in this process, the title for the book has gone through many transformations. It started with “Tips for Happiness”, then “How to be happy and stress-free” then “The Bridge to happiness”, then “Stressful to Joyful” and finally “Stress To Joy.” This was the winning title because it represents the essence of the book so well. Similarly, the sub-title went through many versions and tests before arriving.
The subtitle of “Your Toolkit To Restore Peace of Mind in Minutes” was als9o a winner after multiple surveys. It was chosen as the book consists of many tools that could be used at different times.
The concept for this book cover also went through many versions. When I saw the design concept where Joy seems to cut out Stress, I instantly felt that it reflected the message of the book beautifully. Happiness habits can cut out the effect of stress in life. The warm colors and the relaxing image creates a feeling of hope and desire to take action.
The clean design, contrast of colors and adequate empty space not only attracts the eyes. It also soothes the mind.
So, here is the cover of “Stress To Joy”
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