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How Tomhdobbs started their print or packaging design journey
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Entertainment & The Arts
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I want to self-publish an e-book novel on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other platforms.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I want to use the attached photograph to create the "book cover" for my novel. The title of the book is "The Red Zone." The cover should include the following words:
The Red Zone
Thomas H. Dobbs
The colors, font, and design are up to you. Use your imagination to create something attractive and intriguing. Feel free to crop the photo to be less square and more the rectangular shape of a book. Especially the left side of the photo (with the Iraqi flag) could be cropped. The boy and the image of Saddam are the key images.
The story is set in war-zone Iraq but it is not a book about war per se. The target audience is adults of both genders. So you have an idea what the book is about, here is the "jacket" summary of the plot:
Major Ubert is an Air Force JAG on the run in the streets of Baghdad. Betrayed by his leadership and hunted by criminals with ties to Iran, he is accused of defrauding the U.S. Government of millions of dollars intended for Iraq’s reconstruction. To prove his innocence, and return home to his family, Major Ubert must venture deep into the heart of the Red Zone. His only friend and ally is an Iraqi gentleman, a former general in Saddam’s army, who just might be his worst enemy. Equal parts historical fiction, mystery adventure, and homage to the Iraqi people, The Red Zone is an eye-witness account of Baghdad in the spring of 2008, during the height of insurgent rocket attacks and the Coalition force’s push into the slums of Sadr City.