The Devil's Scribe Book Wrap

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $48
  • Entries Received: 8
  • Winner: DaveWL

Contest Brief

We are looking to reboot a book cover. We will need a full cover wrap (front, back, and spine). The original cover is attached; we want something a bit bolder, crisper, and something that focuses more on the plot line of the book. See the back of book below for guidance. This is a horror, murder-mystery, paranormal novel.


Back of Book:
After lightning strikes natural-born killer Leonard Ravnik and grazes famous novelist Renee Holland, a spate of brutal and ritualistic murders begin in Baltimore. Renee lapses into trances of auto-writing and records Ravnik's gruesome killings as they occur. Police lieutenant, Kent Elinger, who has solved Baltimore's most infamous crimes, discovers that Renee knows things only the killer would know. This makes her Elinger's prime suspect until Elinger discovers the staged murders form a cryptic pattern from another era.

The investigation leads Elinger and Renee to Baltimore's oldest graveyard where they uncover a 160-year-old secret linked to a founding family of Baltimore and Edgar Allan Poe. When Renee becomes the killer's final target, Elinger must execute a macabre and dangerous solution that could save Renee or kill them all.

Our logo is also attached both in white and color; please utilize one of these on the spine. You may also adjust the color of the logo to match the cover's color scheme.

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Public Clarification Board

  • drycrushader
    drycrushader
    • 2 months ago

    so the main character is only Leonard and Renee to be focused? or should include Elinger as well?

    • 2 months ago
    1. drycrushader
      drycrushader
      • 1 month ago

      #24

      • 1 month ago
  • Tuloshedas
    Tuloshedas
    • 1 month ago

    Please check the entry #22

    • 1 month ago
  • isaaclugalia
    isaaclugalia
    • 2 months ago

    Working on my entry will give it my best shot.

    • 2 months ago
  • sunilkaz
    sunilkaz
    • 2 months ago

    Would you Prefer a Dark forest scenario? And should the barcode be added to the submission?

    • 2 months ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Not a dark forest. We are looking to focus on Renee and her connection with the murderer.

      • 2 months ago
  • jorzsitse
    jorzsitse
    • 2 months ago

    #guaranteed

    • 2 months ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      We have updated the contest for Guaranteed.

      • 2 months ago
  • Mustfazaman310
    Mustfazaman310
    • 2 months ago

    CHECK MY ENTRY #8 AND #7 PLEASE RATING ME.

    • 2 months ago
  • espaciom
    espaciom
    • 2 months ago

    #increaseprize #guaranteed

    • 2 months ago
  • esucre27
    esucre27
    • 2 months ago

    Hi.. is Leonard a killer ghost that got awaken by the thunder? Are Leonard and Renee link by chance or is there another reason ?
    Also where is the logo ?

    • 2 months ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      No Leonard is human; they are linked together by the lightning strike and the ghost of a serial killer.

      • 2 months ago
    2. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      The logo is also attached: White Square and InkQuill are the file names.

      • 2 months ago
  • herd94
    herd94
    • 2 months ago

    Hi.
    Do you wish to keep the design and layout of the current cover of your book?
    I notice that it is focused on a character, but by the brief introduction I would say that both Elinger and Renee are important in the story. Do you want to keep focusing on the murderer and follow the current cover line or would you prefer a new proposal where you can show up Elinger and Renee, as well as an enigmatic and dismal scenario?

    • 2 months ago
    1. InkSmithNJ
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      We are looking to do something different than the original cover; a focus on Renee & Elinger and the murders is what we’re leaning towards. Thanks for the question!

      • 2 months ago
  • xetus
    xetus
    • 2 months ago

    #increaseprize

    • 2 months ago

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