author.mcfarlaine got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Ebook and print cover for a post-apokaliptic (horror) thriller
Check out author.mcfarlaine's Book cover contest…
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I´m a german author and I write Horror and Suspense-Thriller.
What's your vision?
Horror and Thriller author is looking for a cover (e-book and print version) for a post-apocaliptic (horror)thriller. Book Title: The New God (The Subtitle is: "Hell on Earth" as the title of part one from the whole story) Author Name: J. D. McFarlaine Short story description: The war in heaven reached its climax as Lucifer succeeded in killing god. Shortly before his defense, god sent his descendant to the earth to hide him from the devil. This happened over 2000 years ago. At this time Jesus was sent to earth to look for the descendant among the humans and to protect him from the ill. But the people defeated gods plan as they crucified Jesus. Since then the descendant lingers amongst us, without knowing his determination. Lucifer takes over the mastery in heaven and his plan is the elimination of the humans, that he hates imploring. He knows about a way to connect both worlds and with his henchmen he starts to adjourn to the world of the mankind. At the same time, again an angel appears on earth and brings the souls of the twelve apostles together, to complete the mission, which Jesus planned to do, for good. As Lucifer comes closer to his objective, the time for Archangel Michael and his followers runs out. The world around them is falling down and soon they not only have to cope with the adherer of Lucifer. With the downfall of the civilization also the humans are going to show their true face, their true nature. Description of the cover: We look at a priest (who is the storyteller), he stays backwards to us at the highest point of a highway, which is sloping down in direction to the horizon (maybe in that direction there is a destroyed city??) The world around him is destroyed (destroyed streets, maybe some abandoned cars, somewhere in the distance is rising smoke and so on…) The man stays with a rosary that is looped around his left wrist and the end of the rosary, a cross, dangles downwards. In his right hand he holds a gun (for example a pump-gun) and the gun barrel points to the bottom. The priest had a long and troublesome, exhausting journey behind. He is alone, injured, dirty, tired and at the end of his strength but strongly determined to go the last walk. There is one last thing that he has to do, before his own life will end. The whole picture should have a desolate charisma (especially with the selection of the colors). The main-title should be written in tall letters in the upper book-area. The subtitle (Hell on Earth) could be included into the picture, for example printed on a street-sign (e.g. written with blood). If anyone think he has a better idea for the cover: I am amenable to other proposals. e-book cover: JPEG Ratio: 8:5 (1.6) and 2500 pixel (on the short side) RBG color mode (I think the english name for this is "true color") Print version: Create Space Cover Ratio: 5" * 8" (12.7 cm * 20.32 cm) Your front cover will incorporate: 1. The author name "J. D. McFarlaine" 2. Main Title: "The New God" 3. optional: The subtitle "Hell on Earth" Your back cover design will incorporate: 1. Blurb "Die Überlieferung besagt, dass Jesus Christus einst zwölf Menschen um sich versammelte, um die Lehren Gottes in der Welt zu verkünden. Doch jene, die diese Überlieferungen verfassten, haben sich geirrt! Im Himmel wütete ein Krieg, der die Apokalypse einläuten sollte. Um seine Nachfolge zu sichern, sollte des Teufels Vorhaben, Gott zu unterwerfen, gelingen, sandte der Allmächtige seinen Stammhalter auf die Erde, auf das er sich in einem Wirtskörper vor den Augen Luzifers verbarg. Christus wurde aufgetragen, ihm zu folgen. Seine Aufgabe war es, ihn ausfindig zu machen und ihn zu beschützen, um ihn zur rechten Zeit aus dem sterblichen Körper zu erlösen. Deshalb scharte er damals jene zwölf um sich, die wir heute als Apostel kennen. Doch die Menschen vereitelten Gottes Plan, indem sie den Erlöser kreuzigten. Seither wandert Gottes Zögling von einem Leben zum nächsten, durch die Jahrhunderte längst vergessen, wer er ist. Nun, da auch der Teufel Kenntnis von diesem Wesen hat und selbst nach dem Erben greift, ist es erneut an uns, die Zwölf zu versammeln und ihn zu finden. An jenem Tag, als die Engel aufhörten zu singen und die Hölle die Erde berührte, oblag es ihnen allein, in einem letzten Krieg die Menschheit zu retten, oder sie auf ewig zu verdammen." 2. www.jdmcfarlaine.com 3. (If you want) artwork credit YOURNAME 4. © 2014 J. D. McFarlaine
For example: I like the scene from the attached picture: The-Walking-Dead-Wallpaper.jpg and the color from the_walking_dead_wallpaper_2.jpg
€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.
author.mcfarlaine collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
This is the second job I've done with Alexandre, "Portugal." This time I didn't do the contest--I knew I wanted Alexandre to do my second cover. He did not disappoint--it is exactly what I asked for and once again he used his expertise and creative eye to make things better than my original request. I also really love how it matches the first cover in a color/font scheme so it looks really professional. This was my first experience asking someone directly to do work and Alexandre was fast, professional, and a delight to work with. I can't recommend his services enough. He is really good at designing book covers!
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