One of the funner parts of writing and publishing this book has been the creative elements. I know the first thing that perspective readers look at is the cover of a book. Grace Combs of Rinse Studios (www.rinsestudios.com) agreed to help me with this. She is an awesome graphic designer that traveled to Uganda a few years ago and helped us with a ton of stuff for the GenAlive youth conference. The first thing she asked me was what I wanted it to look like. This is a great question, but the problem was I didn’t have an answer. I of course wanted it to look like the best book cover ever, but what does that look like? So I drew some suggestions and sent over some links to a few covers that I liked.
She took my suggestions and worked some design magic and sent back a couple of options.
Now the problem was that both were incredible! I could be easily happy with either of them, but I needed to chose one. I consulted the wisest person I know… Diana 🙂 She made the point that the first one is very traditional and may not appeal to the audience that I am writing for; younger pastors and leaders. She explained that the second one was more “youthy”. I agreed and liked the fact that it also incorporated a picture from here in Uganda. After making a few minor tweaks, and finishing the pieces for the back cover (author bio, book summary, isbn/barcode), it was done!
I love how it turned out!! Now on to the next step. Finishing edits and formatting for print and kindle.