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How Jim Hollandsworth started their book cover journey
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Self-Publisher using the name Holly Publishing (see attached logo)
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Need a professional cover for my new book, entitled: The End of the Pilgrimage. The subtitle is: Your Judgment Seat Verdict and How it Determines Your Place in His Kingdom. This is a religious book written to Christians, warning of the importance of preparing to give an account at the Judgment Seat of Jesus Christ (future) for how they live their lives in the present world. Christ's verdict will determine how those saints will live out their eternal existence. The ultimate goal is to hear "well done" and be appointed a place of ruling in Christ's kingdom.
Regarding the design of the book cover, I am open to creativity. The only thing I ask is that the design not have a "new age" or "fantasy" look. I am looking for professional and serious. The title of the book should foster creative ideas. One idea I had (and you are not bound to this; it may not be a good idea) is to portray a traveler coming to the end of the globe, so to speak -- perhaps the globe fades into outer space -- and the road on which he is traveling ends. The traveler is looking out into the heavens, perhaps fixed on a bright light in the distance. Again, this may not be a good idea, and I am wide open to creativity.
My name (author's name) is James S. Hollandsworth. I have attached 1) author photo (that may be cropped, as needed), 2) back cover text (if it's too lengthy, I can edit it down), 3) author bio, and 4) several versions of the Holly Publishing logo (including an inverted version, which looks nice on a dark background).
The number of pages is 172. The spine width needs to be .44" (11.18 mm). The overall dimensions of the book are 6" X 9" (152.4 mm X 228.6 mm). See template attached.