TITLE: Strange Luck
*If you want to add a little something on the cover that's not part of the title, I'd like it to say 'It started with a letter.'
AUTHOR: Amie Irene Winters
BOOK DESCRIPTION (to be added to the back cover):
Daisy Darling has never believed in the supernatural nor the spooky claims about the items sold in her family’s antique shop. She’s never sprouted wings, shaken hands with a time-traveling wizard, or even had a boyfriend. All she knows is a boring life taking care of her ailing father in her tiny mountain town.
That all changes when the seventeen-year-old opens a mysterious letter with a map to an incredible place far from her world. But Daisy finds out that the inhabitants of this world refer to themselves as prisoners, and her adventure quickly escalates into a dangerous journey where memories are stolen—the more cherished the memories, the higher the risk of losing them. Daisy possesses the unique ability to destroy the world and set its prisoners free, but first she must find the courage to battle the dark forces at play before her identity is erased and she’s trapped forever.
-I'm looking for an eye-catching, mysterious, and perhaps slightly whimsical book cover, which draws readers in right away.
-My protagonist is 17-years-old with long red hair and blue eyes.
-My novel has a dark twist, which involves stealing people's memories. It's very Neverending Story (in terms of magic and mystery) meets The Goonies (in terms of strange adventures), but much more modern. -There's also an element of my story with a magic cricket (insect). I would love for a silhouette image of a cricket (see attached example) to be integrated somehow, perhaps on the spine.
-If you decide to use an image of a red-headed girl, I prefer that her face is concealed and/or she isn't looking directly at you. Remember, mystery.
-I've attached some book covers for inspiration (I especially love The Sin Eater's Daughter design attached), but your cover doesn't necessarily have to look like one of these. Have fun!
-The printed size of my book will be 7x10, so the design size needs to be 15x10.5.
-Image Resolution: At least 300 DPI
-File format = JPG and PDF (The book will be published through Amazon and there are 2 options to upload your book cover. A JPG will scale the cover and a PDF will not, so I'd like both options to ensure nothing is cut off, etc.).
Imagery requirements: (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.
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.
-Facebook header: RGB 851 pixels wide and 315 pixels tall
This can be with book cover on right side or simply a section of the cover you design. Make sure to that no text is in area of profile pic on left side.