I have written a book for new college graduates that provides advice and tips on about 150 topics from careers to money handling to everyday life issues like time management, living with roommates, and home organization.
All the tips in the book are presented as action-item, bulleted lists so the readers can find what they need fast, and have specific things they need to do, rather than reading page after page and not finding anything helpful that they can do right now.
The front cover of the book has been selected already (see it here:
Most of the topics in this book fit on just one page so it's super-quick to get the info. That means that the information on that topic have been painstakingly edited to make sure it fits on just one page. Please use the sample text provided here (http://realsolutionspress.typepad.c…20text.doc) to create the right-hand page for your entry.
Though it seems like there is little room for creativity on that right-hand page, it is still crucial that it flows and is consistent with the tone set by the front cover of the book. The most creativity will come on the left-hand page where the various quotes will be. A few sample quotes for you to use in your design can be found here:
Make note of the colors and fonts used on the front cover when choosing what you'll use for the page design (body text, quote text, header/footer, etc.).
The book is now in MS Word but can be moved into PageMaker 7.0, if that will allow more creative layouts that I can duplicate and manipulate myself as I finish the book. That is a major requirement of this contest: I will have to be able to take the winning design and finish up the 200-page book myself. If you use advanced features of some sort and yours is the winning design, you will need to include a little training to be sure I can recreate the design at my end.
This is a work-for-hire project, so the winning designer will release rights to the design to me to use in this book (print and electronic versions).
The book will be 6" x 9".