rjmelinbooks got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Elegant book cover needed for historical fiction set in medieval Scotland
Check out rjmelinbooks's Book cover contest…
The Countess of Buchan
Raedene Jeannette Melin
Raedene Jeannette Melin is a fiction writer and author of the new novel To Crown A King. Born in British Columbia, Canada, she holds a BA in History and a Master’s in Integrated Studies. Her debut novel, Las Hermanas, published in 2018, won the National Indie Excellence® Award for adventure fiction and placed as a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Infatuated with trees and fresh mountain air, Raedene lives in Salmon Arm with her husband and two dogs.
The Countess of Buchan is a historical fiction story set in medieval Scotland depicting the life of Isabella MacDuff - the woman who crowns Robert the Bruce king in 1306.
Women, aged 20-50, primarily in Canada, USA and the UK.
This story is medieval historical fiction and takes place in Scotland in the early 1300s. I'm looking for a cover that doesn’t stray too far from the genre. I like simple, elegant covers with eye-catching colour. The protagonist of the story is rebellious and brave so I’d love for those characteristics to be reflected somehow. I’m open to different ideas. As this book will be part of a collection, it’d be great if there was an element that could be shared across a handful of covers for future use.
What to avoid
No half-naked Highlanders or couples embracing please. While there is romance in the story, it is not the focus.
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.
rjmelinbooks collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected 5 winners!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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