david.sebek71 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a Custom Cover for an e-book Suspense Anthology
Check out david.sebek71's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Self-publishing a collection of short stories
What's your vision?
I need a cover for a suspense e-book anthology titled Whispered Screams. The cover needs to stand out from other books on websites like Amazon. The authors name on the book is Richard H. Fringe. We would prefer that the title is more prominent than the authors name. Please do not use clip art, word art, comic sans or stock images. The cover should feel creepy and ominous to match the stories inside the anthology. All four stories involve people with good intentions ending up in deadly situations. There will be many opportunities to be creative listed in the Other box. The initial ideas for the cover involve a realistic feel as opposed to something animated or hand drawn but we are open to other interpretations. Two of the stories are realistic suspense and scare because they really could happen and the other two stories play on the idea of evil lurking in dark places waiting to find innocence and corrupt it completely. For Amazon I would like a 1.6 aspect ratio (8:5) though I am open to 1.5 aspect ratio if it looks better with a minimum of 1000 pixels down the long side (would prefer closer to 2500). It also needs to be less than 50 MB and saved as a .jpg
Here are ideas that you can play with from the initial brainstorming: Wooded scene with the words Whispered Scream woven between the trees (wispy) Photograph of a scared male face with the mouth ripped away in the photo and the title in the space that was ripped away Old time school cassette player with bloody smudge on buttons Lonely yellow lab on a leash under a street lamp with human silhouettes outside the light (Exorcist Movie Poster Feel) Close up of a wrist straining against rope or zip tie, the person tied up would be in a chair A shadow whispering into a persons ear and the persons face is frozen in a scream Creepy playground with lab sitting by itself Old run down gas pump, dripping blood from the nozzle, bloody smudges on the dirty old pump These ideas maybe combined to form new ideas or you could surprise based on the criteria listed above.
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.
david.sebek71 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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