“A book cover is a distillation. It is a haiku of the story.”
In preparation for our upcoming book, Inspiring Women: Here to Make a Significant Mark on the World, we are getting ready to launch a cover contest!
Cover contests are one of our favorite parts of the book publishing process, because they allow our community to get involved in the things we’re creating. The way we do it is simply: we create a contest on a site called 99 Designs, which allows freelance creatives to design and submit book covers, logos, artwork, etc., and then we wait to see what designs come in. We’ve received over 100 submissions on previous projects, and we’re so excited about what we’ll be receiving in this round!
After the contest closes on September 9th, the Happy Living Team, including our fearless founder and the book’s author, Matt Gersper, will whittle down the selection to our favorite designs. Then comes the best part: we ask you, the Happy Living community, to vote for your favorite cover.
We are launching the contest this Wednesday, September 6th, and voting will begin on this upcoming weekend. We’ll send out an email to everyone on our subscriber list when voting opens, and we’ll also be sharing the voting links on social media.
If you’re looking to get involved but a cover contest isn’t right for you, we invite you to join us a member of the launch team for Inspiring Women. Being on the launch team is a great way to get involved—you’ll receive an advance review copy of the book in PDF form, emailed to you ahead of the launch, and you’ll then share a review of the book. Simple enough! If you’re interested, click here to join!
In the meantime, enjoy the cover contest!
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