Waterstone got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Fantasy book cover for novel
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Entertainment & The Arts
My product is my first novel, a fantasy novel set in a world where warriors fight with a skill (magic) called the sense, which allows them to sense a strike coming just moments before it happens. My target audience is a fantasy audience, particularly those interested in swordplay or more realistic fantasy.
What's your vision?
I'm looking for a cover design for a book, 1563x2500 pixels. I would like the book to incorporate the following elements: Title of the book: Nightblade My name: Ryan Kirk Preferences: Mood: The book is somewhat dark, so I'd prefer cooler colors that are still easily viewable in thumbnail. Elements: The book is about nightblades, who are a samurai/ninja class of warrior. They wear black/dark robes and have no armor. They possess the "sense" which allows them to anticipate moves moments before they happen. Japanese swordsmanship is also a key element. Much of the book takes place in old forests and plains. The main character of the book is a young male, 18, nondescript, average height, and dark hair. - Back views or silhouettes would be fine. This is my first time through the process. If you can incorporate the elements above, I'd be delighted, but I'm also not a designer, so if you have something that catches my eye that I didn't imagine, feel free to go with it.
Right now I'm very flexible. As stated before, I have some elements I'd like, but I'm open to ideas I haven't had yet. Thank you!
299 US$ 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.
Waterstone collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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