Mark.myers got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover for Missing Kylie: A Father's Search for Meaning in Tragedy
Check out Mark.myers's Book cover contest…
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I am an author, typically of fiction books but have put together a memoir of my experience as a father who lost his daughter to childhood cancer.
What's your vision?
I need a book and ebook cover for the book - "Missing Kylie: A Father's Search for Meaning in Tragedy". This is a memoir of my experience over two years of Kylie's cancer treatment, her death, and then the questioning anyone who experiences this kind of tragedy feels. The book is targeted toward Christians and mostly women as 85% of the people who followed our journey on Facebook and Instagram. Here is my description of the book: No. We hear it all the time. We speak it to our children and often have to repeat it for emphasis. We teach “no” as one of God’s three answers when he is asked for something: “Yes”, “No”, or “Wait”. The average believer seems to receive mostly “yes” answers or “no’s” that often make sense when viewed in hindsight years later. But how does a father reconcile a lifelong faith in God when confronted with the word “no” over and over again as it pertains to something as critical as the healing of his youngest child? This book is a two year journey through that wilderness of no. It contains few answers and many questions, but ultimately a faith that there is a loving God who chose a path we will never understand on this side of heaven. When Kylie was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in April of 2014, her father had an ultimate belief that she would be completely healed and become a living testimony to God’s faithfulness and goodness. That is not the story that God wrote. A writer and blogger, Mark began posting about his struggles of heart and faith with a unique ability to mix humor and heartache. His genuine and often raw style seemed to resonate with many hurting people. Upon Kylie’s death in February 2015, he began a journey to find purpose among the ruins heaped on him, his family, and his faith – documenting both progress and set-backs. With many never-before published entries, this book allows you to join him through the struggle, the loss, and the search for meaning, while always: Missing Kylie.
Kylie had a radiant smile (thus SmileyForKylie) and grew a large social media following that has even grown since her death. My hope in the book is to share my struggles as a believer in wake of dealing with this tragedy. I have tried to be open about my doubts, struggles, and grief in the hopes that it will help others who might experience such tragedy. You can get a flavor for Kylie on Facebook (Smiley For Kylie group), Instagram and Twitter (@SmileyForKylie) or www.smileyforkylie.com. I have chosen some pics of her that can be used. Obviously I own the rights to them. My favorite is the closeup of her face. While my initial thought is that showing her beautiful face would be intriguing to book buyers, I am not sold on anything and if you look on her social media sites you might be able to see something that sparks your imagination.
$499 Silver 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.
Mark.myers collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
It was a pleasure working with Hass! He is very professional and his designs are top notch. He is detail oriented, listens to feedback well and is able to make adjustments accordingly. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a designer!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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