Book cover(paperback, ebook, audiobook) for dystopian novel
(„Rußatem“ means: Smut Breath)
Please take care of the "ß" in Ruß. It is a special German character (pronounced similar to ss. It is not a b) , which is not included in all font faces
Target Group: Teenagers/ YA from13 to 16 yrs
The cover should attract girls and boys as well. The 400 pages novel is written in changing perspectives of the two protagonists Kalana and Quinn.
Impression,Setting, Look and Feel:
The novel is a thrilling dystopian novel, playing in the near future (2050).
Megacity of Jaikong and its surrounding industrial zone.
Everything is totally polluted. Jaikong itself is protected by a hudge dome covering the whole city. The industrial zone around the city is not protected at all. There is tremendous smog in the industrial zone. Visibility range is very very low. In the industrial zone people always have to wear respiratory masks. People die early because of respiratory desease.
The cover should express that this book is a thrilling dystopian page turner, which makes it impossible to stop reading.
The polluted industrial zone should be pictured - maybe Jaikong under the dome in the background. Nevertheless the cover should show some hope for the protagonists Kalana and Quinn.
Kalana and Quinn can be shown. Maybe you have another idea for a key visual.
The cover needs to be catchy also at the Amazon preview size of 175x280 pixel
The results of school exams decide on the future of young people in Jaikong.
16 year old Kalana wants to become a stage actress, but she fails her exams. Therefore she is banished to the industrial zone. In the industrial zone she fights together with some friends for the right that everybody is allowed to live in Jaikong. The authorities treat Kalana and her friends as a terrorist organisation.
17 year old Quinn was Kalana’s very best friend during schooldays. But after school he has choosen the opposite side. He joins the police force (light blue uniform), because that might give him the chance to become a professional Vincoon player (Vincoon is a hightech ball game). Quinn loves to play Vincoon.
Kalana and Quinn, who once were best friends, are now opponents. They hate each other. Quinn and other members of the police force have to hunt down Kalana and her friends in the industrial zone.
Finally Quinn realises that he is on the wrong side. He joins Kalana and her friends. At the very end Kalana and Quinn become a couple.
ANNOTATION: Even if this book is about a struggle for freedom, it is not very violent. The focus is not on action and shooting, but on the psychological development of the characters.
Kalana, 16 yrs old
Kalana wants to become a stage actress, but she is banished to the polluted industrial zone. Like all people in the industrial zone she wears dirty grey clothes.
Quinn, 17 yrs old
Quinn is a casual guy. As he absolutely wants to become a professional Vincoon (hightech ball game) player, he joins the police forces. His uniform is light blue.
Beside the title and the author’s name, the “Lomoco”-logo (see attached file) should be placed on the cover.
On the audio book cover the narrator needs to be mentioned:
Nina von Stebut
Author’s name: Hubert Wiest
Text for the back cover will be provided later.
This projects include following materials
Cover for E-Book
RGB-JPG, 1600x2560 Pixel
Cover for Audiobook
RGB-JPG, 2400x2400 Pixel
Cover for Paperback Version
* Print ready CMYK-PDF, 300 dpi, including bleed and print marks
* Print ready CMYK-PDF, 300 dpi including bleed without print marks
* Editable file (Indesign or Photoshop)
The back cover, spine and cover should be in one file (from left to right: back cover, spine, cover)
Backcover: 127 mm x 203,2 mm
Spine: 28 mm x 203,2mm (might chance. I have to check the final number of pages)
Cover: 127 mm x 203,2 mm
Plus a bleeding of 3,175 mm
No text element should be closer to the edge than 3,2 mm (COVER and BACK COVER)
No text element should be closer to the edge than 1,6 mm (SPINE)