AlyClark0430 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a YA fantasy book cover with the potential for follow up paid projects.
Check out AlyClark0430's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I am a novelist and blogger who inspires other novelists to live creatively.
What's your vision?
I'll need 1 fiction book cover design, with the potential for 1 or more follow-up projects (a sequel to this book and perhaps designs for another fantasy series I'm working on). I am picky and when I find a designer I like to work with, I like to stick with them. On the front cover, I would like the title centered and slightly towards the bottom to make room for a central, symbolic image in the center. The title is "Kingdom of the New Moon." I am thinking much like the covers for Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles Series (which I will attach for your reference). Under the title in smaller font, the author name: Aly Clark. At the top in smallish font (perhaps same size or a bit smaller as author name): Book One of The Two Kingdoms Series. Make the color of the words either white or turquoise to match the image used in the center. Please be creative with the fonts and effects used on the fonts. For the symbolic image, perhaps a ruffled turquoise cloak on a stone floor, faded out to a watery effect on a navy or black background. Something like this, though please feel free to be creative. Or another idea: Much like the first, but instead of a cloak, a white, swirling pattern against stone, perhaps glowing, with the same dark watery background. Continue the dark, watery background onto the spine and back cover. Do keep in mind that this book is a young adult fiction novel primarily about aquatic, humanoid characters, so I want to highlight that underwater feeling. It is also a very dark story involving death and sacrifice, so keep that in mind as well when choosing fonts and colors. I don't want it to look too fairy-tale-ish. This cover will need to come in 3 versions: softcover 9 x 6 in.(CreateSpace specifications) and softcover & hardcover case laminate 9 x 6 in.(Ingram Spark specifications). Please consult their respective websites for dimensions, bleed, etc.
***Please do not use any of the stock or cover images I have attached. These are only for your reference to give you an idea of the general design "look" that I'm going for. ***Please leave room in the design for a blurb and a small logo to be placed near the barcode area on the back cover and on the spine. (Will upload logos and text for winning designer after discussion.) ***Please do not use stock images that are expensive as I do not want to pay high royalties with each book sale. Try to keep them free or as inexpensive as possible. I want you to have as much creative freedom as possible aside from the essential elements listed above in the content details. Please experiment with background colors, effects, fonts, text placement, etc. I'm looking forward to working with you!
US$ 299 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.
AlyClark0430 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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