Vote for Your Favorite Cover for Rick Warren’s New Book

Vote on Rick Warren's next book cover.

Vote on Rick Warren's next book cover.

Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life,  which has sold 30 million copies, has done something unusual for the cover of his next book, The Hope You Need (From the Lord’s Prayer). He is holding a design competition at 99designs.com where hundreds of designers are competing for $5000 and the chance to have their artwork seen by millions of people.

Trust me, this will be a huge coup for whomever wins.

It’s also an educational opportunity for authors. How often do you see a ton of designs for one project?

For me, from just the first page, there was one cover that stood out from the rest. (It may not be on the first page by the time you look.) This cover was a clear winner.

But one person’s opinion is a very small sample size.

So here’s what I’d like: I don’t think you can actually vote at 99designs.com.

Instead, vote on this blog– and I will announce the winner both here and to my email list.

Go to http://budurl.com/l87r and look at the cover designs.

Then make a comment on my blog as to your favorite design– ideally both the number and a little about the design itself and why you like it best.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Oh, and one last thing: I read about this on Yahoo Finance. I’m writing about it, as I’m sure others are. This was a masterful stroke on Warren’s part to get early publicity for his book. If you are clever, virtually everything about your book can help you get the word out.

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2 Responses to “Vote for Your Favorite Cover for Rick Warren’s New Book”

  1. Dear Mahesh,
    Felicitations on Rosh Hashana!
    I like 2671 by Lopez 4. The cover is dark but the strong and lovely hands which entwine and intertwine are very powerful, particularly in these trying times in which most of the world finds itself. The colors of the letters The Hope You Need are in blue, a vibrant , primary color of the Universe .It is loaded with symbolisms as well as subliminal messages to the would be reader.
    Many of the designs stood out for their inane lack of creativity and originality although they looked attractive. I think selling that particular type of book needs more than “attractive”. I don’t mean to be churlish, just candid.
    Yours most cordially,
    Contessa Isabella Vacani

  2. Dan Folkus says:

    Hi Mahesh!

    I’ve been blown away by your kind and helpful emails about finding an agent, so I went to the site of the book cover design contest to see if we’re on the same page as to the best entry. Here’s my take: #3191, the one with the frayed knot, which totally emphasizes the need for hope. The others are either nondescript, or cliche.

    Well, that’s my opinion. That one really stands forth. I’m a writer at heart (I”ve got an unpublished novel and a graphic novel, filmscripts up the galore, but as a designer/artist by profession (see my web page, please), I can’t be wrong about this selection? Well… I really don’t think so, but would like YOUR opinion!

    Dan Folkus
    856-939-3116

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