donnawglaser got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an ebook & print cover for paranormal humorous mystery-no cartoons please!
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I am an indie author. I write mystery/suspense with a dash of humor. My target audience is readers, ages 18-65.
What's your vision?
Ebook/print book cover for the first book in a new mystery series: The Blood Visions Mysteries. My branding is "Suspense with a Dash of Humor" so I'm not looking for exceptionally dark themes. However, I can't stand cutesy, pastel cartoon covers, either, so I'm looking for a balance there. The title of this book is "A Scrying Shame," subtitle: A Paranormal Humorous Mystery. Author name: Donna White Glaser. There will be more books in the series. Examples of authors whose covers I like: Liliana Hart, Lisa Lutz, Janet Evanovich, J.A. Konrath. Each of them use bright covers and a somewhat more abstract design instead of a cartoon scene that so many other humorous mysteries use. Liliana Hart: http://www.amazon.com/Whiskey-Rebellion-Addison-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B0053HWAWQ/ref Lisa Lutz: http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Spellmans-Document-Spellman-Mysteries/dp/1416532420/ref In "A Scrying Shame," the main character is a young woman who has had a near death experience and later takes a job as a crime scene clean-up technician. There she discovers she's acquired a new psychic ability-she can read the memories of the deceased in their blood. (That's called scrying, by the way.) I like the idea of reflections in a puddle of blood, but that might be too gory. I also like the biohazard symbol and think you might be able to tweak that for some kind of geometric design. For colors, as stated above, I want to stay away from pastels and from dark, somber colors. Bright colors might be more appropriate. This is the first time I'm using 99designs and the primary reason I am is because I'm not a "visual" person and I'm looking for a wide range of ideas. I do have another series with four books so far. Even though I really like the covers of this series, I'm going to be re-branding them because they are too "dark." But you can see them here: http://www.amazon.com/Donna-White-Glaser/e/B004TUBBLE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 if they will help you see what I have liked in the past. Again, they're too dark and will need to be re-done, so I'm not sure if that's helpful or not. Dimensions for the ebook must meet the requirements for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. AMZ's cover requirements state: Kindle Direct Publishing accepts two types of files for cover images: JPEG, or .jpeg TIFF, or .tif(f) KDP applies additional compression to images when displaying them on its website. For best results, please upload your images with minimal compression. Dimensions Requirements for the size of your cover art have an ideal height/width ratio of 1.6, this means: • A minimum of 625 pixels on the shortest side and 1000 pixels on the longest side • For best quality, your image would be 2820 pixels on the shortest side and 4500 pixels on the longest side We cannot accept any image larger than 10,000 pixels on the longest side. I'm sure I've forgotten something, but I hope the above helps get you started.
I'm open to suggestions!
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.
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