brandon.whitworth got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a captivating contemporary fiction book cover. The winner gets paid and credited in my book.
Check out brandon.whitworth's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I write fiction ebooks, this being the first one of many to come. The primary genre for this book is contemporary fiction.
What's your vision?
I need a book cover that is optimized for both ebooks and print books. The goal is simple: to have a cover that looks as professional as possible and entices potential readers to read inside the book and ultimately buy it. I have attached files to give you a better idea of what I am looking for. The author's name is Brandon Whitworth The title of the book: I Know This World Is Killing You (note that the word "killing" is not about murder, it is used metaphorically and somewhat sardonically) Book Description: "When Javy Sanchez was born premature, the doctors did not think he would live long enough to breathe the outside air. The day his beautiful Puerto Rican mother Rosa Sanchez took him home was a day of celebration; He had beaten the odds and been given a chance at life. Fast forward 19 years later, and Javy is fresh out of high school. He lives in Orlando, FL with his mother and her neurotic orange Pomeranian, Roberto. Javy's best friend, Seth Watson, is a troublemaker with a carefree disposition. While Javy is motivated to move to California and become a film maker, Seth has no direction. What Seth does have is a secret, a secret that will cause their friendship to come to a screeching halt. Meanwhile, Javy meets a girl named Alison in a coffee shop and experiences a deep infatuation for her he has never experienced before. While contemplating how he will make his move, he meets his mom's new friend, Lana, at a dinner party and has a secret fling with her that sets in motion a series of chaotic events that will change the lives of everyone around him forever. He becomes sexually involved with both women and is forced to make a choice. In the middle of it all is the anchor which keeps his mother grounded, the aging Pomeranian Roberto. A sudden change in Roberto's behavior leads to a discovery that further unravels the small family at its seams. I Know This World Is Killing You is a book about love and lust, life and death, and how the ways in which we process pain determine how high we fly or how low we go." The contest: There are two types of designs I'm looking for. Bear in mind that the main genre is contemporary fiction (examples: The Goldfinch, The Fault In Our Stars). I need the author name and book title incorporated into the cover. Option 1. Something basic with the dog in the foreground. Examples are the files attached. Option 2. Something more abstract that is intriguing, like art, or a mixture of colors. I really don't have too many ideas with this option, my hope is that someone comes up with something unique that catches me off guard. *I do not want any book characters other than the Orange Pomeranian on the cover. The options are 1. the dog, or 2. something abstract. It's most ideal if you can submit one of each, but not required. Thank you!
-The winning designer will get credit at the beginning of the book, with his or her name plus a link to their design website. The book may sell thousands of copies or it may do nothing, I make no guarantees on sales, but there is a possibility of you getting a lot of exposure. -I do not own any licenses to any stock photos. I am going to allow you to be an artist and use your creativity, but based on many of the book covers I have seen, a stock photo of some sort is used. Please see attached files for examples of what I thought of as a direction for option #1, and read the book description in content details. I need to make sure that I have full use of book cover and that I'm not at risk of being sued by anyone. I need to own 100% of the rights to the cover and anything included within it. I need licenses transferred for any stock photos. -The attached file "bookcover.doc" has a photo of a dog that resembles the one in the book, and the other file is a more polished example with a different breed of dog.
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.
brandon.whitworth collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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