NY TIMES Bestselling author needs BOOK COVERS

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $400
  • Entries Received: 36

Contest Brief

A NY Times bestselling author has recently acquired her backlist rights.
Your name/company will be featured in the credits and on the backside or inside flap of covers.

We are looking for a designer to design 4 covers.
This contest is for 2 books and to evaluate whether the designer can "brand" the author.

This first design must be:
1) high resolution for print
2) high resolution for ebook
3) front and back for print
4) be a NEW and exciting branding of authors name and covers.

Included in the files is a synopsis of the two books and their titles.

We will go thru a process of elimination, where there will be a final 5 entries that the author will work with.

See files for more information.

Thanks for designing for this contest!

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  • CBDesigns101
    CBDesigns101
    • 3 years ago

    Hi rijan84, shouldn't the prize money be split between the top entries by now?

    • 3 years ago
    1. CBDesigns101
      CBDesigns101
      • 3 years ago

      What is happening here? I am going to contact support.

      • 3 years ago
    2. CBDesigns101
      CBDesigns101
      • 3 years ago

      Hi rijan84, has your share of the prize money been paid out to you? Mine is a small fraction of the total.

      • 3 years ago
  • GeorgeDobrin
    GeorgeDobrin
    • 3 years ago

    Hello!
    You didn't find anything that you like? If you did, you have to hurry because the contest will be deleted and the money will be lost.

    • 3 years ago
  • GeorgeDobrin
    GeorgeDobrin
    • 4 years ago

    Tomorrow I will show you my concept regarding these two books.

    But I am also interested by the Maggie O'Dell series books. Were they published in romanian language?

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

      Not as of yet.

      • 4 years ago
  • GeorgeDobrin
    GeorgeDobrin
    • 4 years ago

    I made a new cover for Split Second. You can see it here >> #106

    Please read the comment I added there!

    • 4 years ago
    1. GeorgeDobrin
      GeorgeDobrin
      • 4 years ago

      I saw the books on the author website but are different styles, which one has the style you want to bard it?
      I also saw that she already has a book cover for these books. Do you want to republish of those books and a rebranding?

      Let's talk about it and put together in the right place the name of the author, te title and each graphic element. All the graphics elements I added to my covers can be easily edited.

      By clicking on my name you can acces the private chat where we can discuss more details regarding the brandin. I also added my skype adress.

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

      Thanks for the entry. We are evaluating right now.

      • 4 years ago
  • GeorgeDobrin
    GeorgeDobrin
    • 4 years ago

    A new cover for "A Perfect Evil". You can see it by clicking here >> #110
    Thank you!

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

      Thank you. We are evaluating now.

      • 4 years ago
  • GeorgeDobrin
    GeorgeDobrin
    • 4 years ago

    >> #103
    Please pay attention to my concept logo and take a few moments and read the comments I added to it.

    Thank you for your time!

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    PLEASE note, we only have 1 week left. Give me your BEST shot based on the information I have provided. I have given some feedback.Utilize Market Deco as the font. Put the author's name on top, title down below. Abstract with vibrant colors - blues for icey, reds and oranges for fall colors of leaves...This is a book cover that you NEED and WANT to be proud of - treat it as your book! Thanks again all who have entered.

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    THANKS for all your hardwork and ideas here!!!

    • 4 years ago
  • michaeldresser
    michaeldresser
    • 4 years ago

    Do you have details of any text for the back cover, or should we use dummy text? Also if you could confirm the dimensions you require for each format that would be helpful. This information doesn't seem to be included in the attached document. Many thanks.

    • 4 years ago
    1. michaeldresser
      michaeldresser
      • 4 years ago

      Many thanks.

      • 4 years ago
    2. rijan84
      rijan84
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks in my name too!

      • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    I have added a file in regards to a cover that the author is using for a prequel in the series called BEFORE EVIL. Please get ideas from it. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Here is the author feedback information regarding seeing some of you covers (for clarification issues1) more about texture than a recognizable icon
    Examples: A PERFECT EVIL
    BLUE and WHITE
    ice, snow, frost, melting ice on glass (or window)

    2) TYPE should be the same for all three but could be manipulated for each.
    Example: A PERFECT EVIL
    could be smeared or have a fogged shadow (faint, not overwhelming)
    ALEX KAVA should always be bigger and use brand name typeface

    3) Drop or smear of blood in the lower righthand corner (similar to WHITEWASH's pb cover).

    OTHER Covers:
    SPLIT SECOND
    ORANGE, YELLOW, REDS
    maybe the entire cover is fall leaves

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR DESIGNS. And thank you for being patient via our first "contest" on Freelancer.Spoke with author this morning. Here is information regarding

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    Please do NOT use boys or women on the covers. We want to appeal to a broad sector. Abstract and bold is what we're looking for. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    A PERFECT EVIL SUMMARY:The brutal murders of three young boys paralyze the citizens of Platte City, Nebraska. What’s worse is the grim realization that the man recently executed for the crimes was a copycat. When Sheriff Nick Morrelli is called to the scene of another grisly murder, it becomes clear that the real predator is still at large, waiting to kill again.

    Morrelli understands the urgency of the case terrorizing his community, but it’s the experienced eye of FBI criminal profiler Maggie O’Dell that pinpoints the true nature of the evil behind the killings—a revelation made all the more horrific when Morrelli’s own nephew goes missing.

    Maggie understands something else: the killer is enjoying himself, relishing his ability to stay one step ahead of her, making this case more personal by the hour. Because out there, watching, is a killer with a heart of pure and perfect evil.

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    SPLIT SECOND SUMMARY:

    FBI special agent Maggie O’Dell tracked him for two years, finally ending their game of cate and mouse. Now Albert Stucky has escaped from prison…and he is setting up a new game for Maggie O’Dell.

    Some say Maggie O’Dell has lost her edge as one of the FBI’s best profilers. Since capturing Stucky, she has been walking a tightwire, battling nightmares and guilt over the victims she couldn’t save. Now that Stucky is loose again, she’s been pulled out of the field. But as Stucky’s trail of victims leads closer and closer to Maggie, she is put back on the case under the supervision of Special Agent R. J. Tully. Together they race against the clock to hunt the killer, and Maggie finds herself pushed to the very edge. Has her desire to stop Albert Stucky become a matter of personal vengeance? Has she crossed the line? And has that been Stucky’s goal all along—to make her into a monster?

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    SPLIT SECOND SUMMARY:

    • 4 years ago
  • litchistudio
    litchistudio
    • 4 years ago

    Hello Lady,but I can not find the file with the synopsis, Litchistudio

    • 4 years ago
  • poetotti
    poetotti
    • 4 years ago

    Hey... i cannot find the attached files...

    • 4 years ago
  • CBDesigns101
    CBDesigns101
    • 4 years ago

    Hi Contest Holder, can you please give us an idea of what "Split Second" is about? Just a brief summary to help inform the cover design. Thank you, Candice.

    • 4 years ago
  • eWebFocus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 years ago

    It needs to follow similar styling of auhor's name and title. Colors could go to a green...

    • 4 years ago
  • SarahLee1021
    SarahLee1021
    • 4 years ago

    There is no mention of the design description for the 2nd book. Please advise. Thanks!

    • 4 years ago
  • shivangibhatia28
    shivangibhatia28
    • 4 years ago

    Hello, Could also give a small discription about characters?

    • 4 years ago
  • BarryScott
    BarryScott
    • 4 years ago

    I seem to be missing the synopsis of the books. Is the attempt to rebrand, or style as the ones in the website?

    • 4 years ago
  • TarebearDesign
    TarebearDesign
    • 4 years ago

    Dear eWeb

    I am excited about the project, and am going to submit a final mockup of the project. I am using stock photos that will need to be changed to real stock photos bought from a site such as dreams time and such. Won't be that hard to do. But that way you can get an idea of what I can do. As a fellow Author I understand how hard it can be to brand someone, and looking at Ms. Kava's work I am excited to get to know more of her books.

    Thank you I shall submit tonight!

    Hope to talk to you soon!

    • 4 years ago
  • Accellsoft
    Accellsoft
    • 4 years ago

    Please check #3 and let me know if you like it. The idea is: new book = new colour, according to the cover. After your approval I will start working on the cover. I need more technical informations about book. thank you

    • 4 years ago
  • joseluiselp
    joseluiselp
    • 4 years ago

    what about 2nd book. You are not giving enough information

    • 4 years ago
  • plewarikar12
    plewarikar12
    • 4 years ago

    feedback please for work more onit

    • 4 years ago
  • rijan84
    rijan84
    • 4 years ago

    looking forward to this project! Best regards!

    • 4 years ago

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