derekmgager got their new book cover by running a design contest:
I need a compelling cover for my science fiction novel.
Check out derekmgager's Book cover contest…
D. M. Gajer
D. M. Gajer is a science fiction writer whose ideas come from his passion for the genre and his background in evolution. He currently lives in Michigan with his wife and two daughters.
This story involves the struggle between modern humans and an advanced alien race. The aliens are humanoid and reptilian. The story also involves both time and space travel.
Young adult to adult.
I don't want the cover looking super complex and I would like it to look like a retro science fiction book cover. A lot of the covers I see today look too busy and flashy with black backgrounds (they all look the same to me). I would like the background to be a desert with gray rock formations. I prefer the background to look as though the sun is out during midday. My story involves the struggle between modern humans and humanoid, reptilian aliens. I would like the face of one of these aliens on the cover and they look as follows: tan colored scales with light gray splotches, large yellow eyes with black vertical slits for pupils, a flattened nose compared to a human with large nostrils, a mouth with no lips and sharp teeth, several one inch long spikes on their skulls and faces, no hair whatsoever, and no ears (but they have openings on the sides of their heads for hearing where a human's ears would be located).
What to avoid
A black background and the title and author's name being gold colored.
199 US$ Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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.
derekmgager 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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