Illustration Design for Kindle Ebook Contest

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 5
  • Winner: Stevieyuki

Contest Brief

Hi I am looking for someone to draw the cover of my Kindle Ebook

TITLE: How to Write the Ultimate Resume from Scratch and Persuade Employers to Hire You Without Having to Interview!
SUBTITLE:The Complete Step-by-Step Guide on How to Write and Social Proof Your Resume for the Digital Age!

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Social-Resume-Scratch-ebook/dp/B00AR6A46W/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1362887587&sr=8-12&keywords=resume+elite

Looking for professional cover. Winner will receive $50 USD but more importantly attribution credit in my book for the cover. Hopefully this will give you more leads in the future!

Some background on the book:

1. I teach how to write the ultimate resume to get a job
2. I teach about "mind control" methods that influence employers to hire you
3. I teach about using social networking (especially Linkedin) with your resume

Kindle information below:
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Kindle Direct Publishing accepts two types of files for cover images:

JPEG, or .jpeg
TIFF, or .tif(f)

KDP applies additional compression to images when displaying them on its website. For best results, images should be uploaded with minimal compression.

Dimensions

Requirements for the size of your cover art have an ideal height/width ration of 1.6, this means:

o A minimum of 625 pixels on the shortest side and 1000 pixels on the longest side
o For best quality, your image would be 1563 pixels on the shortest side and 2500 pixels on the longest side

Color

Product images display on the Amazon website using RGB (red, green, blue) color mode. RGB is the color mode native to the web and many color screen displays, as these three colors displayed at varying levels of intensity create over 16 million colors.

Use color images whenever possible and relevant. The Kindle reading device has a black and white screen today but Kindle applications for other devices, such as iPhone or PC, take advantage of color fonts and images.

Borders for White Cover Art

Cover art with white or very light backgrounds can seem to disappear against the white background. Adding a very narrow (3-4 pixel) border in medium gray will define the boundaries of the cover.

If you have questions please ask.

Thank you.

-Paul

P.S. As a gift to you and also as a reference (if you need it) to understand what the book is about I have attached the pdf draft version to this contest. If you happen to like the book and would like to review it on Kindle that would be appreciated too using the link above (this will be revision 2).




By Paul Woodley

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Employer Feedback

“We hosted a graphic contest for one of our book covers and Stevie went above and beyond with multiple submissions to capture the spirit (theme) of the book. The cover was both colorful and relevant. Will work with again! Thanks Stevie.”

Profile image finao, United States.

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Public Clarification Board

  • zilonard
    zilonard
    • 4 years ago

    hello sir ...i am asking if u had wrote any other ebooks???

    • 4 years ago
    1. zilonard
      zilonard
      • 4 years ago

      i'll have plaisir to work on that ...and i'll be thankful if i get the opportunity to read those books

      • 4 years ago
    2. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      thank you. :)

      • 4 years ago
  • services88
    services88
    • 4 years ago

    it is an honor to work with you Mr. Paul Woodley . Please fell free to make any comments about our team's work .

    • 4 years ago
    1. services88
      services88
      • 4 years ago

      thank you . we will work on it.

      • 4 years ago
    2. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Your last entry is nice. Thank you services88 for the extra effort! :)

      • 4 years ago
  • Stevieyuki
    Stevieyuki
    • 4 years ago

    Dear Mr. Woodley, how great is your book! I'd love to design a great cover for you. Please look at entry #1, hope you like the design. If you have something in your mind about my design or you have another idea you may contact me. Thank you. Hope the best for your book.

    Stevie

    • 4 years ago
    1. salunkeswagat
      salunkeswagat
      • 4 years ago

      Nice work....at #9 & #10

      • 4 years ago
    2. Stevieyuki
      Stevieyuki
      • 4 years ago

      Thank you! :)

      • 4 years ago
  • zilonard
    zilonard
    • 4 years ago

    i wish u like it ;)

    • 4 years ago
    1. zilonard
      zilonard
      • 4 years ago

      you are welcome, i realy enjoy this contest and am happy because u liked my creation ... i like your ebook and it is very helpful specialy for new freelancer like me ..nice to work with you

      • 4 years ago
    2. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Thank you Zilonard, it is noce to work with you too! I'm glad you like the ebook too!

      • 4 years ago
  • jcheighton
    jcheighton
    • 4 years ago

    Would you like it if the final submission (for whoever wins) is an editable PSD file, along with the JPEG, or will you only be taking the JPEG. When I submit, I tend to keep an editable version (for quick colour and graphic changes the client might want to make), is this something you would be interested in?

    • 4 years ago
    1. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Hi jcheighton,

      Great question! An editable PSD would be great but I intend to use the art work as is for whoever wins. i want the winner to get full credit for the design! What is really important that the image be very large graphic according to Kindle specs (because resolution needs to be high for print also) which is 1563 pixels on the shortest side and 2500 pixels on the longest side.

      • 4 years ago
  • finao
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Why do this contest?

    We have some good thought processes and design going on. I wanted to encourage you to "showcase" what you can do in this contest if either this is your first contest or maybe you have done other contests and never thought about it.

    First, Freelancer allows the contest holder to make entries private to encourage original submissions supposedly. As you can see I haven't done that with my contest for two BIG reasons.

    Reason #1: I want you to also have the opportunity to showcase what you can do to the world! You may not win this contest but someone else might be impressed with your graphic skills and hire you for another project.

    Reason #2: I wanted this contest to be "open" so everyone can see what each other are doing so you see and adjust what is working and what isn't. I try to leave honest feedback and ratings on all submissions so that you know how close or far you are away from what I like or think will work. Good luck.

    • 4 years ago
  • MariaParra2013
    MariaParra2013
    • 4 years ago

    Good morning! I'm interested in your offer. My price rates are cheap but I'm a hard worker, very perfectionist. Please, take a look to my portfolio. Thank you.

    • 4 years ago
    1. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Good morning Maria. Thank you for your message. This is a contest that is "guaranteed" to one winner. The winner gets $50 USD plus credit inside my book which will be Kindle Edition and Paperback. If you would like to try a cover and put it on here for review you're welcome to do so. Good luck!

      • 4 years ago
  • AmbivalentAstrid
    AmbivalentAstrid
    • 4 years ago

    I'd love to work on this, I'll keep this contest in mind for sure. Your book sounds good too!

    • 4 years ago
    1. NEVIKSIOSANCAN
      NEVIKSIOSANCAN
      • 4 years ago

      Hi

      • 4 years ago
    2. finao
      Contest Holder
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks Ambivalent Astrid! Hope to see your work if you have time! ;) -PW

      • 4 years ago

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