rlcthespian got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Guaranteed Prize!!! Create print and eBook Cover for the first in a series of Religious Erotic Thrillers
Check out rlcthespian's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Indie Writer targeting the readers of BDSM, Romance, Thrillers and Erotic and Homo-Erotic books.
What's your vision?
BACKGROUND AND OTHER DETAILS: The name of the book is Exorcise. It is based on a play that I am writing in tandem with the book and will be turning into a short film in another few years. Also there will be other books in the series surrounding this idea. (Read future design opportunities!) It is sort of a Religious homo-erotic thriller. Think E. Lynn Harris or Zane meets Steven King and Fifty Shades..., but heavy on the Steven King. This is a self-publishing project that I'm doing more out of passion than I am out of financial interests and I hope to help out other artists by choosing my design this way. I look forward to interacting with some creative and passionate people! The book will be published as an ebook and in paperback, so it will need to be designed to look good for the Amazon kindle store (in thumbnail image size) as well as in paperback form. This is for guidance, but does not have to be on the cover: The gist of the book is about a priest who meets a young guy at a sex club called RoMan’s Place which is modeled after the famous Roman Bath houses. The two go to a private room in back and the fun begins. What starts out as a night of kinky BDSM foreplay quickly turns into something else much more sinister. The majority of the book takes place in the sex dungeon. Think of the movie “The Exorcist.” The priest literally sets out to exorcise the gay out of the young man. Imagery requirements: Attached are four images that I own the rights to. They were shot specifically for this project. One or more of these must be used. You do not have to use all four. Would like 1 on the front and If possible 1 on the spine or back. Use your creativity! The darker and sexier the better, but I would still like it to not be cluttered. (Attached some reference images for my aesthetic.) Also, I LOVE the color RED. (associated with Danger, evil, blood...) I have attached the publisher’s template if that helps for sizing purposes. (Please use comp images for contest) Imagery from the following sites is acceptable and will be purchased by the contest holder and provided to winner for final version. Shutter Stock Dreamstime Istock Photos Or any other sites that offer Images for purchase as royalty free images. Images from wallpaper sites and other presumed public domain sites will not be accepted. If you are using an image from your personal stock then you must provide evidence that it is royalty free. Copy for the back of the book: Sean Hunter had it all. The nice house, a six-figure salary, the car of his dreams and the man he thought he was going to marry. Little did he know the love of his life Charles Alexander III was already married...to a woman. What do you do when you have the perfect life only to find out it is all a lie? You go to the club and find someone new to make you forget. Unbeknownst to Sean this will be a night he will most definitely never forget. What starts out as a fun night of kinky BDSM foreplay quickly turns into something else much more sinister. Exorcise is a religious homo-erotic thriller that takes us on a ride and makes us question our faith by the end.
Feel free to impress with your creativity. I'll try to leave a lot of feedback. I would like to also have a picture not just over the cover, but of what the book will look like sitting at an angle. I would like PSD file, layers unlocked and a flattened PDF of the completed cover art. On the rear cover I'd like to leave a space for the following: Cover Design: (Will be one of you brilliant individuals) Cover Photograph: (Will release this info in the final stage.) Image Source: (This is only if is additional source image in your design.) HAPPY DESIGNING!
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.
rlcthespian 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 a winner!
My cover is beautiful! Kancherla was easy to work with and quick to respond to every small and large request. The artwork formatting for the physical book and the e-book were accepted without problems or delay on Createspace and KDP. This has been a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this artist!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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