James Schramko Black Box Book

James Schramko is a top internet marketer and someone that i’ve learned a LOT from in the past six months regarding marketing my businesses. He’s launching a new book entitled Black Box. He’s been asking for some feedback on book cover designs which i’ll post here for you…

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He also asked his Facebook fans and a mixed response came back. Some thought James’s name was too big on there. Some thought that the subtitle was really important and should be emphasised more.

I personally thought it would be good to play on the theme of survival a bit and introduce elements of danger. So here’s my quick effort over a cup of coffee.

I used yellow and black as these are the colours associated with signs alerting you away from danger, which is what James is doing with the book.

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Oh, and here’s another one. Dave Newton says that Red is more emotive. Plus I know James will probably like his face on there.

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Comments

  1. Harpz Mehmi says

    In my opinion an all black cover isn’t very visually appealing, it blends away in a bookshelf. Unless its a image for a book cover but the name of the author is unite large if it was a new book by an author I would easily miss it e cause fist sight is the name and straight away would lead me to thinking iv already hurd of him.

    The title is In my option the main thing to attract a reader to a book. The striking colours and use of typo caught my eye just as I was screwing down the page my first three thoughts were black box, profile & business. The first book cover just left me in confusion with the words “black box”witch could mean anything.

    Visually the Re-design seems a lot more appealing straight to the point with clear indication to what the book is about.

  2. says

    I think your design achieves the same goal for the book, but in a different direction. I personally enjoy the more simplified look you’re going with.

    Redesigning something like this is a great way to get practice and exposure too! :)

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