Kevin Deyne got their new book cover by running a design contest:
E-Book cover for "Whitewood", a Lovecraftian horror thriller
Check out Kevin Deyne's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Self-published author; my target audience are readers who enjoy quality, fast-paced and tense writing. Mature audience.
What's your vision?
A book cover (for use in E-books, single page cover; no wrap-around) 2820px x 4500px RGB colour and 72 dpi. Will be mainly used in: - Amazon thumbnail format (107x160) - Amazon detail format (231x346) - New e-book service thumbnail (155x242) (+/-) - New e-book service detail page (313x466) (+/-) - Book first page cover (full size) (But simply take that as a pointer, I will resize/recut myself if necessary. High res version will be plenty. Considering the various formats of e-books, I would like to have the .PSD in addition to the image itself; at the end of the contest.) No plans for print. Title: Whitewood Author: Kevin Deyne The story is centered around a no-nonsense detective (female, asian) returning to the city of Whitewood after being away for a long time. The city has been closed off from outside influence for a long while and has fallen from its former glory. To blame for this are the unseen horrors that roam in the woods surrounding the city. Noteworthy: - Strong Lovecraftian undertone - Horror elements are never gory or blood splatter-y, rather creeping and eerie. Spooky, but not in your face. - The city of Whitewood and its surrounding woods are as much of a character as the people in it - A prominent faction are the Faceless, a group of men and women wearing a white featureless mask with lines resembling tree branches. They often have discarded elk horns adorned as pauldrons. They are often seen carrying blue oil lanterns, though these overall shine little light. I have included a pintrest board on how I visually see the setting and characters: https://www.pinterest.com/kdeyne/whitewood-visual-concept/ And picked out some covers I really enjoy, to get an idea of what I respond well to: - https://outtherebooks.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/mieville10.jpg - http://www.iceybooks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/the-dead-house-dawn-kurtagich.jpg - http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1396932763l/12251599.jpg - http://en.99designs.be/book-cover-design/contests/book-cover-daily-lives-monsters-short-story-collection-493161/entries/60
I am open to ideas and have no particular strict deadline. I do want it to look qualitative (and for a mature audience), as opposed to very busy looking cheap e-book material, as this book will be a centrepiece of a new e-book service.
€249 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.
Kevin Deyne collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
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