I need a book cover for a 5 x 8" book.
This is a new business book by an accomplished author who has appeared in the Harvard Business Review and published several other books. The book has an interesting structure, with the first and last chapters telling the fictional story of a potential CEO who needs to learn how to manage a growing technology leader, and the middle chapters containing first-person guidance and perspective from the author.
The core of the book is the success matrix (see graphic attached below). I would like this to be featured on the cover. Either in the form of a sketch on a napkin, or as a nice 3D rendering [edit: I'd like the matrix to be redrawn. See the book cover at http://www.amazon.com/The-Job-Search-Checklist-Everything/dp/0814432913 for an example]. I would like ultimately like variants with the boxes filled and with them unfilled, but for the sake of efficiency please submit your designs with the boxes filled -- we can un-fill them in the process of finalization.
The back cover should have room for an author photo and bio, and three endorsements.
Format: 5" x 8" (see attached template)
Title: The Success Matrix
Subtitle: Winning in Business and in Life
Author: Gerry Langeler
Needed: Indesign CS 5.5 files