kathystewart640 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an eye-catching design for a book of crime stories
Check out kathystewart640's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I write and edit books for a worldwide audience.
What's your vision?
I need a book cover for a book which has a front cover of 12.7cm wide by 20.3cm high (5x8 inches). The finished cover will need to include the correct width of spine, a front and rear cover, and allow for a 3mm bleed all round. Any artwork should extend to the outer edge of the bleed area. The book in question is a collection of crime short stories. I need a cover that will represent the crime theme, be eye-catching as a thumbnail, and have font that is large and clearly legible as a thumbnail. To give you some ideas, these are the titles of the stories and a brief explanation as to what they're about. You don't have to use any of these ideas if you don't want to. I would be quite happy to see any designs you think appropriate, as long as they get across the crime theme of the book and make people want to pick it up and buy it. Star Turn features a male criminal who finds the Star, a diamond brooch, in the pocket of a coat in a charity shop. Train Sleeper features a train hurtling through the gloom of night with only the rectangles of its windows visible to outside observers. On board are a male passenger holding a briefcase on his lap and a dark-haired woman who is asleep. Lake House features a man who takes his family out in a little boat on a lake in a storm. The house mentioned is a wooden two-storey cabin with a deck upstairs and out front. The Girl in the Scarlet Swimsuit features the girl in the title and a man who observes her swimming out towards a tiny island situated in the middle of an incredibly blue lake. It's a typically Australian setting, apart from the startling colour of the water, with mulga trees and currawong birds etc around. The Singing Raincoat features a young girl who has disappeared and her husband who has been imprisoned for her murder. The raincoat in question is a faded blue colour and is found hanging by its hood from the branch of a tree on an island in the middle of a bay. The girl is a good swimmer. Title: Star Turn and Other Stories Sub-title: A collection of crime stories Author: Kathy Stewart Back cover blurb: Romance, intrigue, suspense, betrayal, mystery. Star Turn and Other Stories contains all the elements that make up the human experience, from love to hate and everything in between. Star Turn is not a collection of your usual ‘whodunnit’ crime stories. Each has a twist in the tail. Join us now on a trip into the unknown and be prepared for a rough ride into the human psyche. Laugh, cry, recoil in horror. Why would anyone ever do that?
Please don't feel you have to use any of the ideas I've mentioned above. As long as the cover is eye-catching, gets across the crime theme and makes people want to buy the book, that's all I want.
299 A$ 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.
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