Book cover design (for Kindle, Smashwords and Createspace)

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Rebecca B.
Shazia M.Nathan B.Slavyan S.Diogo R. + 8 others have already sent a proposal.
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Experience Level: Intermediate
Design details: The book is called:

Diary of a Man Being Driven Around Africa on a Truck with Some Other People

It is the story (told in diary form) of a man on a five-month overland trip down the west coast of Africa. He passes through Morocco, Mauritania, Mail, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, Namibia and South Africa while he copes with his fellow travellers and deals with the girlfriend he left behind. Ultimately, it’s a story about relationships and love. Although it’s told from a man’s point of view, so there’s not much of the love.
It is intended to be humorous.

I think we're going to have to keep the cover reasonably uncluttered as 15 words in a title takes up a lot of space and it needs to be readable when it's shrunk down on screen for Amazon and the other on-line book places it's going to go.

There should be a sense of fun about the cover without it being too cartoony.
Think: Africa, truck, dirt roads etc.

It's going on Kindle and distributed through Smashwords so I will need a Kindle friendly one and a Smashwords friendly one.

I will need a cover made for Createspace too, but I don't know the page count right at this minute (probably around the 295 page mark).

So, that's three covers. Two are identical fronts, just different sizes for Kindle and Smashwords and one is a Createspace cover, so front, back and spine.
Target audience: Adults
Ideas for the visual style: Playful but not completely over the top cartoony
Things to avoid: pictures of real people
Preferred colors: Bright rather than dark (don't mind a white background)
Where the design will be used: Print (Createspace book) and web (Kindle, Smashwords)
Extra notes: The blurb to go on the back of the Createspace cover isn't finalised so I will have to be able to edit that bit once you've sent it to me.

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