fredcolton11 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an attractive book cover for a thriller/sci-fi novel
Check out fredcolton11's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
My name is Fred Colton and I'm a writer. I run a blog and write novels. I'll be releasing my first book this summer.
What's your vision?
My name is Fred Colton and I’m a writer who needs a book cover made. I’m not an artist, so maybe you can help. My novel is called “The Colony,” and it’s a thriller/science-fiction novel set about twenty years from now. The basic rundown of the plot is here: “A bomb detonates at Crater’s Crest Lunar Colony during its opening gala, killing dozens of VIPs. Air Force pilot Tom Hackett finds himself stranded on the dusty plains of the moon with his oxygen running low. And if that weren’t bad enough—a platoon of Marines then come gunning for him, convinced he’s the bomber. As for the actual perpetrators? They are many, they are powerful, and they’re getting away with mass murder. Pace Warner responds. He’s an outlaw, a furious vigilante, an assassin on a win streak. And he’ll be damned if he lets an injustice stand. As Tom Hackett battles for survival, Pace hunts for the true killers behind the attack. He charges into an ever-shifting maze of betrayal and conspiracy that takes him from the police state of Chicago and to the lights and glitz of Hong Kong – not to mention all the way to the quiet cold of the moon. If there’s anything Pace Warner does, it’s that he always finds a way to win. But the bombers have planned for everything. Including him. And if he wants to win this one he’ll have to put everything on the table—even his life.” So in essence: shooting, explosions and mystery. Even though this story can be safely classified as sci-fi, I want to avoid images of planets or spaceships that are customary to the genre. I’m also a fan of minimalist designs. The best image I can conjure at the moment would be a black Beretta-style pistol lying in the gray dust of the moon, maybe with a few bootprints around it. There’s a lot of action and shooting up there on the moon, so this image is reflective of the main set-pieces in the story. That’s what I’m feeling at the moment, but maybe you have a better idea. When it comes to what fonts and colors look best on a book cover—that’s what I need you for. It’s a bit out of my wheelhouse. Anyway, I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Thanks for working with me! --Fred
299 US$ Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
fredcolton11 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!
Wow! What a talented, knowledgeable, easy-to-work-with designer! Such a great experience working with Tim! Thank you for your hard work on my behalf!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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