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SOCIAL MEDIAN, THE – ELECTRONIC AND HARDCOPY BOOK COVER
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FoeHammer Publications serves as both the homepage and means of distribution for the consolidated works of Christopher Holmes Nixon. FoeHammer Publications employs both traditional and independent publishing to produce enjoyable, high quality, and low cost literary works across a wide spectrum of genres. In general, short stories are distributed broadband in electronic format at no cost, and full length works are produced in electronic and hardcopy format and sold for as low as financially tolerable. The intent is to distribute The Social Median, a short dystopian fiction piece, electronically at no cost to build an online portfolio and generate interest in my other works. I will produce a limited number of hardcopy editions of The Social Median for contributor copies and personal distribution. For more information about my work and background, please visit http://www.foehammerpublications.com.
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Book Cover Design. The Social Median is a work of horror and dystopian science fiction where social media forms the nexus for technology, politics, economics, and society to assume control of all aspects of human life in the form of a new religion. The overall concept for the book cover is a Preacher, dressed in a suit and a tie, delivering a charismatic sermon to a crowded church. The Preacher / Reverend is standing behind a wooden podium, holding his arms in the air with a tablet computer in one hand and giving the thumbs up with the other. The background for the image is the inside of a church. There is a stylized “like” thumbs up logo positioned on the church wall for people to worship (basically the thumbs up symbol has replace the holy cross with respect to iconography). The audience at the bottom of the photo is giving the thumbs up sign to the preacher. On the back cover, a simple black back cover including the website logo, ISBN, text, and title is acceptable. Other ideas for the back cover are welcome as long as it includes the text, title, ISBN, and logo. Font. I’ve used Impact Bold font (the “Meme” font) with black outline for the title and author name. For the back cover I’ve used Century Gothic Font. Feel free to select a different font as you see fit. Text. The cover art text is the following: Front Cover THE SOCIAL MEDIAN CHRISTOPHER HOLMES NIXON Back Cover "The median is our shepherd, we shall not want!“ This Sunday, join the Church of Sociology as the Right Honorable Reverend John James Veritable delivers his most charismatic sermon to date. Streaming live from the Citadel, follow Reverend Veritable as he guides us through the Revised Book of Genesis and the four sacred pillars of the Social Median. Watch, listen, and believe as Reverend Veritable introduces three lost children, Jack Freeman, Frank Overton, and Patricia Manners, and recounts their miraculous path to salvation. Join us! #ChurchofSociology #RevisedBookofGenesis #ReverendVeritable #TheSocialMedian. The Social Median is a work of horror and dystopian science fiction where social media forms the nexus for technology, politics, economics, and society to assume control of all aspects of human life in the form of a new religion. For more works by Christopher Holmes Nixon, please visit www.foehammerpublications.com. Dimensions. The size of the book is Digest 5.5” x 8.5” cover. There needs to be a 0.125 bleed area around the edge, so the total size for the image will be 11.25” x 8.75”. There needs to be a 0.25” text safety area around the interior of the image. This is a short story, and 0.125” is all that is required for the book spine. There is no room / no need to include text along the spine.
Communication. I acknowledge that no everyone who enters will have English as their first language. No problems there, and all my previous contest winners were outside of North America. If you have trouble with English and reading the guidelines for the contest, Google Translate is a fast and effective way to translate English into the language you are more conformable using: https://translate.google.ca/. Guarantee. I’ve guaranteed a winner immediately after initiating the contest. Feedback. I do not post feedback during the contest. I do not want to waste anyone’s time with needless changes or updates, and I am going to pick the best submission that I receive as the contest winner. Finalist. I will pick one finalist to work with for any final changes. I do not want to waste anyone’s time, and this buy a lot of time for both the artist and myself to make any final amendments. This works really well, and for my past contest we’ve completed the final product before the contest has even ended. Guidelines. For my previous contest, there always seems to be one obvious winner that stands out from the rest. Overall, I am looking for effort, quality, adherence to the above guidelines, and an overall coolness factor. If you feel that you have a good idea that diverges from the concept art that I’ve provided, by all means use your creative judgement to complete your submission. Files. I acknowledge that this contest is difficult. I’ve enclosed the following files to aid with your submissions: Concept Art Concept Art with Comments and Notations Concept Art PowerPoint (if it is useful to you) ISBN Website Logo Cover Background (you don’t have to use this, but I’d like something similar) Front and Back Cover Text in MS Word Book Cover Dimension Sizing Chart Ingramspark File Creation Guide Technical Specifications. If it helps for technical / software specific questions, I use Ingramsparks for distributing my works. I’ve include their file submission guide which you can refer to for questions about file formatting (page 16). Ingramsparks uses CMYK color space. Final File Submission. It will save me a lot of time if the final submitted products include the following: 1x Editable File (likely a Photoshop PSD file). 1x High Quality PDF of the full cover with ISBN 1x High Quality JPEG of just the front cover. File Hand-Over. If possible, please do not send Zip files for the file hand-over. Overall. I’ve had great success using 99 designs, and it has become my standard for book cover artwork production. The people that I’ve worked with in the past seemed to have enjoyed working with me, and visa-versa. I sincerely appreciate the time and effort for all the submissions that I receive, and the final product of all my book covers has been excellent. The book cover is one of the most important pieces of any publications as it basically sells the book. Finally, I am constantly producing new works, and will setup additional book cover creation contests in the near future. Questions. I’ve included as much detail about what I’m looking for as possible. However if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
299 CA$ 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.
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