Design a dramatic book cover for: More to Consider in the Battle Against Crohn's
Author: Eugene L. Heyden, RN
The book is about Crohn's disease. It focuses on the battle occurring between bacteria and host (the Crohn's patient) and outlines the alternative and complementary options available for the treatment of this disease. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease that damages the bowel (typically small intestine and/or colon), leads to debilitating symptoms, and if severe, threatens the life of the patient. Conventional treatment can be effective, can fail, and can lead to serious side effects.
The book cover could include some suggestion of a war theme--razor wire, devastation, blood spatter, etc., incorporated in the book title and/or incorporated in an image of a bowel. A "transparent" outline of an individual with an inflamed intestine is often used in books/articles on the subject, and it may work here. I am up for anything that looks professional, is dramatic, and attracts attention; however, images of test tubes, petri dishes, and microscopes will probably not work for me. The cover could include some kind of kinetic-type or modified text to suggest war/devastation. Hint: For inspiration, look at the covers of other books in print with a war theme. The use of an image on the cover is optional. Stock images/photos are acceptable.
Also for the front cover, in addition to By Eugene L. Heyden, RN, please place Advanced Review Copy and From the author of The Impact of Vitamin D Deficiency on the front cover.
The back should probably have a similar look as my three other books--images if my other book backs appear below, to serve as examples. However, I am up for anything that works. I definitely want my picture on the back--the photos to choose from are attached. I will also attach the text to be used on the back cover.
The spine width is approximately 1.33 inches.