Design the cover for Tim Ferriss’ new book
August 5, 2009
This is super cool!
Tim Ferriss’ last book, The 4-Hour Workweek, has been sold into 35 languages and is a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller.
So here are few things from Tim that you should know before entering this project:
1. I will offer $250 to four of my favorite designs, but this doesn’t mean any of them will end up being the cover. All of them could be vetoed completely. Obviously, if we do use your cover, you will get cover credit, fame and glory.
2. If we borrow elements or concepts from your cover but don’t use the whole thing, I will make sure you are recognized and thanked, whether in some form of partial/conceptual credit or in the acknowledgments.
3. That said, the publisher’s in-house design team, a few freelancers, and I have been working on tons, and I mean tons, of different cover options. This means that there is a distinct chance we might have tried concepts you might try. Please don’t assume we stole it if things look similar. It’s not in my best interest to screw anybody, and it’d be idiotic to do it so publicly. That’s not how I roll.
4. By submitting your design mock-ups and cover ideas, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions. It basically says that once you submit anything for evaluation purposes, you can’t sue me or my publisher. Unfortunately, in a world where people sue McDonald’s for pouring hot coffee on their own genitals, this lawyering is necessary to prevent any misunderstandings.
Please read the brief here and take your shot at designing the cover of what could be an international bestseller!
The 99designs Team