What an absolute pleasure to work with RGORG. The quality of the work reflects the investment in the project. She cares! I have already recommended RGORG to a number of people I know who are looking for design work. I love working with 99Designs! The ONLY challenge is that the project may have taken longer than preferred because of the time difference. Not significant enough of an issue to give any rating lower than a 5 STAR RATING. Thank you, RGORG and 99
Designs. I will be back.
Professional, informed and a true artist, Atrocity has made this process really simple and easy and did exactly what she promised she would and more. She has produced an amazing front cover worthy of the character I have created and I would recommend her completely. I certainly will be calling on her talents again.
Elena, once again, was delight to work with. Her prior cover for me was so good, I asked her to improve that of an earlier work, especially the back cover, which she did with gusto. Indeed, she brought to a short, follow-up project the same dedication and work as if starting afresh. Highly recommended.
How paolabuonadonna started their book cover journey
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I'm a writer. I've e-published a memoir on Kindle and I'm now in the process of e-publishing a novel.
The novel's title is "Point Hill"
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
This is a cover for a novel to be published as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. It is a work of literary fiction, part psychological exploration, part thriller, with elements of a ghost story thrown in. The action takes place mainly in London, in the borough of Greenwich, in the run up to the NATO bombing of Kosovo in 1999. There is also a section of the book set in a refugee camp on the Kosovo-Albania border. The action is centred around aid worker Rys, teacher Andrea and Mark, an actor whose son is taught by Andrea, as their lives hurtle out of control. The chapters' intros hint to a different type of crash waiting to happen, a rail derailment which will be the dramatic climax of the story.
The book is also concerned with the theme of child abuse and the fate of two children, the abused little boy who grows up to be Mark, and a little girl taught by Andrea, who will die tragically towards the end of the book.
An image that springs to my mind is the London street sign (Point Hill SE 10) large enough to be the title but also designed to resemble the silhouette of a train on a railway track , with a shadowy figure of a child somewhere on the track or near it, clearly 'in peril', and some hint of war/bombing/air raids in he background perhaps behind mountains in shadow behind the London skyline.
Point Hill, the tile of the book, is a real place in London SE10. Perhaps a rendition of the London street sign could be used as the title.
Please note: Some time ago I published a non-fiction book, a memoir, with a cover producer by a creative working on 99 Design. (The title was Leaving Azzurro Behind, by Paola Buonadonna).
I was very happy with that cover but one of the lessons I learned that first time round was that I'd like both the title and my name to be much more prominent so as to be visible when the cover is viewed as a tile on Amazon.