REKEARNEY1950 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create an interest generating cover for science based adventure book: Endless Fire - Future Furies
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Entertainment & The Arts
Literature. Near future - science fiction and adventure readers.
What's your vision?
Book cover. Three files are required. One for the eBook, one for the print book and one for the audio book. A clean, yet expressive cover design which will interest the reader in a science-based-fiction adventure based in the dystopian, near future (approximately 2030). This book is expected to be the first of a three book series under the overall title of Endless Fire. Endless Fire is describing the dystopian state of the earth due to climate change and the resulting human chaos, conflicts and catastrophes. There are two main characters and several supporting characters. The two main characters are Robert Goodfellow and Mugavus Komfort. Goodfellow is a tall, spindly, mulatto, cerebral soldier from Canada who is a reluctant fighter ordered to work with a US man, he hates, to stop a war between the US and Russia. The second main character is Mugavus Komfort, a native of Estonia, who is now a citizen of the seasteading State of SPEA or the Society Preserving Endangered Agriculture. She is a better fighter than Robert. Both use their brains more than they use conventional weapons. Two major locations are involved - an advanced seasteading city-state named Venus built above the submerging Pacific island of Kiritimati. The second major location is southwest Ethiopia. However, a generic location scene might be best. It is near future fiction based upon a potential future of approximately 2030. Feel free to be creative and feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.
Technical information. Three files are required. One for the eBook, one for the print book and one for the audio book. 1. eBook Cover (for Amazon Kindle): a. Media: JPEG. b. Resolution: 2820x4500 pixels c. height/width ratio of 1.6 Amazon Kindle reference: 2. Audio Book a. Media: JPEG. b. Resolution: 2400x2400 pixels 3. 5.5” x 8.5” Print Book: wrap around cover (see below for more info) a. Media: JPEG b. 1600x2400 pixels, and a minimum resolution of 300 DPI c. Safe Zone. Text and images must be at least .125" inside the trim lines to ensure that no live elements are cut during the bookmaking process. 4. Criteria for Competition Judgment. a. The cover must conform to the technical specifications above. b. The print book cover should be a full wraparound cover for a 290 page book with the following cover blurb: “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.” Albert Einstein’s warning ricochets inside Robert Goodfellow’s thoughts as he races to stop the cyber and robotic murders of American and Russian leaders propelling the United States and Russia into war. Part-time cyberwarrior and conflict avoiding cerebral soldier, Robert has been ordered to locate and protect Pion, the autistic, cyber savant US officials believe is their best, and maybe only chance to prevent catastrophe. Reluctantly joining him in his quest is Mugavus Komfort, a female partner from his past. From the highly advanced, newly independent seasteaded State of SPEA to the ancient African nation of Ethiopia, Robert and Mugavus battle their way through a near-future, dystopian world ravaged by the Endless Fire of climate change, chaos and conflict. US and Russian assassins, predator robots, terrorists and rebels surround and imperil Robert and Mugavus as they struggle to save the world from itself. It’s a race against time. In the end will they be too late? c. The cover will be the most important marketing tool for this book, which is expected to be the first of a three part series reflecting a similar theme (Endless Fire - climate change chaos and conflict ). As such, the title must be readable and the cover art interesting even at the smallest book cover resolution on Amazon. d. Design Suggestions. Simple and clean designs are preferred. The cover has to have the title Endless Fire - Future Furies and the author’s name R. Buck Kearney. I would like the cover image to include the two main characters of the series – a 6’4” ‘spindly’ mulatto man and an average sized Estonian female - probably viewing them from behind as they look into the future. Although they are involved in physical fighting, they are not warriors and should not be carrying weapons. Instead, they employ aerodrones called WASPs and ground drones called DOGs, humanoid robots and cyber to battle human killers. I do NOT want a picture that looks like a cartoon or anime. e. The prize in this competition is guaranteed.
US$ 499 Silver 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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Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
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