claylindemuth got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Bank robber turned novelist needs a stunning cover
Check out claylindemuth's Book cover contest…
The Life of Riley
Jeffrey P Frye
The author is a former bank robber writing a series of novellas from prison. I (Clayton Lindemuth, creator of the contest) am helping him publish his books so he has a means of earning a living upon his release. My readers are willing to buy his books and help promote him. Now we just need a kickass cover that will serve as the starting point for at least 4 more.
blurb is below on the back cover section
adults who read a lot of thrillers and such
Book cover type
the front cover shows a white English bulldog on the floor of a bar. There is a guiness mug of beer beside him. His collar is thick and royal blue, with gold shamrocks around it. The collar has a gold 4 leaf clover hanging from it, thick enough that it is capable of opening, like one of the old necklaces that opened to a woman's photo. Getting the collar and dog right are the most critical aspects of the cover, as they are a significant part of the story. The winning cover will set a mood. It's a bar in New Orleans. the background of the cover image should be kinda dark or out of focus, so the eye is drawn to the dog and collar. The fonts should be easily legible, but may also be used to express creativity. UPDATE: feel free to make the cover dynamic, with images superimposed on each other like a lot of high stakes thrillers... It would be interesting to see an old map of Charleston SC, and perhaps a bar with bottles on the wall and such, and a cupola features in the story. That would look cool. To see what I mean by cupola, these copyrighted images might help: https://www.charlestoncvb.com/plan-your-trip/lodging~123/historic-inns~614/wentworth-mansion~5686.html As these images are copyrighted, please don't use them. Only putting the link here for an idea of what I mean.
What to avoid
I have included an image of a white bulldog but I don't care for it.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
claylindemuth collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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