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$500 Book Cover Contest 

How To Enter

  • Design front cover, back cover and spine according to the guidelines provided below.

  • Post a screenshot or photo of your entry to Instagram using the hashtag #SideAdventure and tag @artin_nazarian.

  • Use the caption “Book cover contest entry for Side Adventure, written by @Artin_Nazarian.”

  • Follow @Artin_Nazarian

  • Enter your email in the form below.

Thanks for entering the contest


  • The deadline to enter is October 11th.

  • Very Subtle use of the following color - #3d9be9.

  • Design for both 5.5" x 8.5" and 6" x 9".

  • The top 5 designs will be selected by the team with the design and number of likes taken into consideration. 

  • The top 5 designs will be reposted by @artin_nazarian by October 13.

  • The reposted design with the most likes will win $500 and will be considered for Side Adventure’s book cover.

  • The winner will be announced on October 18th.

  • There is no limit to the number of entries an individual may submit.

  • The rights to the top 5 entries will transfer to Artin Nazarian.

  • If top 2-5 designs are used in any way there will be compensation. 

  • Entries that fail to follow contest rules will be disqualified.

  • For questions contact Artin on Instagram.

  • A minimum of 50 entries is required for the contest to take place.

  • The exact design might not be used on the published book.



The title of the book is Side Adventure. It is a play on the word venture, which in the business sphere refers to starting a new business or career. New professional pursuits are always an adventure. The design should visually portray this play on words.


The subtitle of the book is "The playbook for leveraging your corporate job, pursuing a side venture, and finding happiness and fulfillment." This must be part of the cover.


Include the following testimonial on the front cover: “Purely inspirational. If you've ever dreamed of being an entrepreneur, but didn't know where to start, this is a must-read. You’ll come away inspired, fired up and armed with actionable next steps to hit the ground running.” - Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 bestselling author of Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


Use the book summery provided for the main back cover copy. 


Include the author bio and headshot provided on the back cover. The entire photo does not need to be used.


Author's Bio

Artin is a successful media executive, entrepreneur and author. Artin’s humble beginnings and journey to becoming an executive of one of the world’s most beloved companies before the age of 30 and raising millions to  be the founder of his own has fostered a deeper understanding of fulfillment and happiness. Leveraging his corporate success to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams has enabled him to clarify his passion and purpose. These lessons fuel Artin’s desire to help others on similar paths by sharing his story as an author. His story embodies his belief that everyone is just one idea away from happiness.

Book Summary

Many of us strive to be the best version of ourselves and realize our full potential. However, due to varying circumstances, we can end up settling for a job that earns enough money to be comfortable but doesn’t fulfill our aspirations. In his book Side Adventure, Artin Nazarian draws on almost two decades of experience raising over $4 million for startup ventures while simultaneously climbing the corporate ladder at Walt Disney Studios, becoming an executive before the age of 30. By reflecting on both failures and successes, Artin’s Side Adventure offers experience-rooted guidance. The book will help you;


GET INSPIRED to pursue your career aspirations instead of settling for less,


LEVERAGE your job to learn more than prescribed responsibilities, establishing a strong foundation by understanding all parts of a business,


IDENTIFY when you are financially ready for a side venture,


MOVE an idea from its inception to product launch,


ADD VALUE to your current company, opening you up to promotions faster,


and ultimately FIND FULFILLMENT in an unconventional way.


Side Adventure is a must-read for all aspiring founders who need to maintain a day job, have opted out of an expensive MBA degree, or lack the technical background or right connections. Artin has used an unorthodox approach to personalize his career success and find deeper satisfaction. Now you can leapfrog into your journey by utilizing his lessons learned. It truly is an exciting journey to bring an idea to life. After all, everyone is just one idea away from happiness!

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