Book Title: Radical Embodiment: A Practical Guide to Celebrating the Skin You’re In
Authors: Emily Wishall
Publisher: Modern Wisdom Press
Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 166
Formats available: Paperback
Layout Complexity: Mid-level
Book Description: Do you obsess over your body, your diet, or your weight? Do you feel stressed as you get dressed or like you’re in a never-ending cycle of wishing your body was different? You are not alone. Whether you feel too fat, too thin, or that there is no hope for you in finally finding peace in your body, this book will speak to you. Inside these pages, author and embodiment coach Emily Wishall shares her powerful and practical seven-step process to learn to love your body right now.
Anyone feeling unhappy in their body can begin using the practices in this book to accelerate their own journey to freedom, discovering how to:
- Bust through core limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck in the vicious cycle of body dissatisfaction
- Release shame and anxiety around how you look
- Feel powerful and confident in your body
- Make peace with your body so you can relax and enjoy just being you
- Empower yourself with next steps to end the battle with your body for good
Primary Review for Cover Placement: “If any portion of your life is silenced with thoughts of your weight, waistline or your worthiness, I encourage you to page your way through this trustworthy guide.” —Jill Miller, C-IAYT, Author of The Roll Model and Body by Breath
Designer's Notes on the Book Branding
Designer’s Notes on the Interior Layout: Radical Embodiment was a mostly-straightforward layout but it had several sub-headings within chapters, a few single-level lists, one multi-level numbered list, and some images. All of these moving parts combined can present challenges in the book block composition stage.
Designer’s Notes on the Book Branding:
Font Selection and Positioning
Since this element was minimalist, I was able to place the text right on top of it. The title text was also long enough for the third-proportions I wanted to work in. If you compare the body to the text, you’ll see that the text is one-third of the body. Perfecto!
After the design direction was approved, I moved on to font selection. Northwell is what I used for radical, Argent CF for embodiment, and Avenir fit the bill for the subtitle. It was approved and I was now ready to add the finishing touches.
We did not want to go with a stark white cover, so I experimented with placing some organic shapes around the body, which, with some tweaking, the negative space created by the organic shapes created a torso. We experimented with adding the endorsement to the front cover but it detracted from the design, so we moved it to the back.
For the back cover, I positioned the organic elements to provide the best text placement for the copy and the spine, and another beautiful cover was born. Emily now has a new website, RadicalEmbodiment.com and uses her book cover’s elements for her podcast too. This is how I make book branding work for you!