I am working as self-employed software developer and trainer doing technical consulting, see bio below. I typically deal with large companies such as Siemens, BMW or Telstra. Also I work on behalf of software companies such as Oracle.
I wrote a book about Cloud Computing which is almost finished and needs a cover design (front & back, one file ).
The book will be printed by the largest UK POD company so some rules have to be followed regarding file format, size etc. (see below)
-- I am happy to put the designer name and web site in the book cover so it might be good advertisement for you as well --
Please use one of the templates. Also please mention which file format you can provide.
My target audience are techies working with Oracle (Oracle is the biggest software vendor, mainly known for its database) products and looking into cloud computing as well as senior management of larger companies that are interested in this technology.
Cloud computing is about renting a virtual computer per hour. Computer experts often need large computers for a short period of time but normal provisioning takes too long and there is no budget to buy such an expensive machine.
Think about it like renting a Ferrari for a Saturday afternoon. It's the same principle, you don't have to buy it, you don't pay for maintenance, you don't need a garage, you just pay for what you get what you otherwise couldn't afford.
Amazon (yes, the bookshop!) is the biggest player in CC. They have CC data centers in US, Europe and Asia and rent out tens of thousands of computers.
see README cc book design
ANY questions please ask. this is my first contest, I will try to be a helpful as possible!
thanks & looking forward to all your submissions!