alida w got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a book cover for a new series in ghost story/mystery genre
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Entertainment & The Arts
28.5press is an independent publisher. We need a cover for both the trade paperback and ebook of our newest novel.
What's your vision?
I need a book cover for the trade paperback and ebook version of The Murder in Skoghall, a ghost story/mystery. The story is moderately dark (not a cozy mystery, not horror or gothic). This is the first in a series, so future commissions are likely. This is an illustrated novel. I have commissioned artwork and have an illustration of the house that I would like incorporated in the cover--unfortunately, it's part of a larger image. I have the .psd file to work with. I also have images of what the main character could look like. I will upload those for inspiration. I want to see something with my house. I want a female figure (the main character on the cover) on the cover. I want it in the style of the example covers I upload, because they convey the proper mood and genre. That said, I also invite you to show me something perfect that I would not have imagined. Font is important to me--this is branding a series. I plan to use the cover font inside in the chapter headers. I will need to be able to access the final font easily. And I've already got several ideas about what I like and don't like. I'd be happy to dialogue about any of this. NOTE: I uploaded a jpeg of the illustration in question in case you can't open the .psd file here, so that you can get a look at the house and girl--and see what I'm talking about.
The person who did the illustrations for me made a cover, but I'm afraid it isn't quite right from a genre/sales standpoint. I need a new cover that is in keeping with the examples of published covers I'm showing you. The house is important to me as this is a haunted house story and the house is covered in detail in the story. I did pay for the .psd file and own the rights to it. I'm uploading the illustrated house psd file, 3 stock photos that show what the woman on the cover might look like--brunette, medium build, 30 years old..., example book covers that show the appropriate mood & genre for this book. Please ask me anything.
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.
alida w 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…
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