melanie.ansley got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Animal fantasy adventure needs a classy ebook cover
Check out melanie.ansley's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
Writer of animal fantasy
What's your vision?
Needing a book cover that can work for ebook and soft cover later on. "Theo and the Forbidden Language" is a fantasy adventure set in an alternate, medieval North America. It's about a rabbit and bear who must fight the people determined to rob animals of their ability to speak. Theo the rabbit is the last of his kind: he has the ability to read and write, and if he can find a fabled library that is full of long lost knowledge, he just might be able to save his fellow animals. There are sword fights, adventure, and secret societies determined to stamp out literacy. It's "Watership Down" meets the "Redwall" series, but with some much darker undertones. Ideally the cover should be simple and clean with a light, textured background (perhaps papyrus? As the story has to do with language and writing).Font should indicate the fantasy genre. The cover needs to convey that this is a story about anthropomorphic animals, but not feel like it's purely for children--therefore I'd rather avoid cartoon or anime. A coin with a rabbit's head on it, or an abstract design of a rabbit's profile, would be great central motifs. I have attached a rabbit head pendant which I have permission to use.
Very open to suggestions, with the biggest priority being that the story's genre/topic is still obvious as a small thumb nail. The pendant I've included in the brief is free for use, while the other image is more for stylistic reference--it's high contrast, and a realistic portrayal of a hare, with a touch of something menacing or dark.
$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
melanie.ansley collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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Recently completed contests:
18-49, male & female, NYC/LA/ATL/CHI/NOLA/VAN/TO markets
My current audience is typically people in the age group of 24-36, 70% of them are men.
Male and Female of 25-65 years old.
13+ years, but also heavily read by adults.