I need to design a cover for my newest book. It is a non-fiction book about China. It is geared towards, kids, but not little kids. It has 26 fact categories about China, from A to Z. For each one, there is a rhyme, facts, and photographs.
I have two previous books. My first book was the same format, but about San Francisco. I think the cover I used made the book seem like it was meant for kids younger than it was. The next cover (CA Missions) was better, by using photographs and I changed the title to say "from A to Z" instead of "Alphabet Book".
For the China book, I'd be happy to emulate the Mission idea with an outline of China and photographs. I am up for integrating the alphabet block idea from the first book, if it is not too baby-ish. I am also up for doing a completely different cover, that would appeal to students, libraries, etc. letting them know that the book is facts about China with information and photographs inside and possibly with the A to Z format.
If you use photographs, please be sure they are copyright free and I will need to have proof. I'll attach some of my images that I am using from the interior, that use can use if you want. (A is Acrobats, B is Beijing, C is Chopsticks)
The book cover is 8.25 horizontal by 5.5 vertical (inches). The cover is 16.75 by 5x5 for the front, back, and spine. On the back, please leave room for a barcode. I can upload/send that to you upon choosing you, to integrate in.