I'm looking for a cover for a young adult fantasy novel. This will be published as a softcover (POD) and an ebook so full front and back design is required for the physical copy.
Front cover and spine text:
Back: Please leave room for synopsis, testimonials, and barcode.
Dimensions: 5.5" x 8.5". Please conform to the attached template from CreateSpace.
Please deliver me the photoshop file so I can add in the back-cover text.
Image ideas (creative liberties encouraged):
The book features a hunt for "sea demons" (scary mermaids). Mermaids are beautiful to seduce sailors, then they transform into flesh-eating demons. Physical traits include: red eyes and sharp teeth like those of a demon, slightly decaying skin, webbed hands. While I don't want nudity, try to avoid showing a mermaid in clothing. :)
Some inspiring images:
- A sea demon / mermaid: http://bit.ly/1gPvKOd
- A creepy mermaid: http://bit.ly/1nmUHYF
- This kind of dark fantasy tone: http://j-u-d-a-s.deviantart.com/art…-245852851
Other plot points you could incorporate (though not necessary) - The protagonist is an 18 year old Native American girl. She is good with a crossbow. The story takes place on an island in the Pacific Ocean near Haida Gwaii.
I'm a fan of minimalism. Showing only a creepy face emerging from the water, and/or mermaid tail, and/or webbed hand, etc, appeals to me. Big block letters with a texture work best for the font.