srkearney1 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Sever the Past: The Violet and Abbey YA Book Cover Contest
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I'm an author who writes spooky YA horror novels for readers ages 13 to, well, whenever.
What's your vision?
Dear designers, Thank you so much for taking an interest in ‘The End of Violet and Abby’ cover contest. The objective of this contest is to design a cover for my YA horror novel ‘The End of Violet and Abbey.’ Here’s a brief synopsis of the story to give you a sense of the tone: "Abby never believed she’d find herself here—standing outside her best friend’s window, ready to drive a knife through her heart. Literally. She and Violet had been best friends forever (or at least since middle school), existing in their own bubble removed from the gossip and backstabbing that defines life at Chester Arthur High School. But that was before that fateful night at Judgment Falls, when Violet died—and came back. Now people close to the girls are turning up dead, brutally attacked by a creature both alien, and terrifyingly familiar. Something is very wrong with Violet and Abby must make a crucial decision: save her best friend or sacrifice her for the good of humanity." As you can tell, the story is fairly dark and gothic, but also sad and nostalgic and I’d love a cover that reflects both those emotions. In addition, the cover will also need to stand out as a thumbnail pic on Amazon, so something bold and striking is essential. The color purple also plays a role in the story so incorporating that would be a nice add-on. I’ve created a Pinterest board of similar YA covers that I hope will give you a good starting point. http://www.pinterest.com/srkearney1/violet-and-abby-cover-inspiration-board/ Please keep in mind however that I’m a writer and not a designer, so all of my thoughts are based on concepts I’ve seen before. If you feel you have a better, more original idea, that still looks great as a thumbnail and conveys the proper emotional impact I encourage you to pursue it. I’m totally open to surprises and am looking forward to what you come up with. Good luck!
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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