Joe82786 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
book or magazine cover for The Next Novelist
Check out Joe82786's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
We are American Idol for books. Authors submit books to us and every day readers rate them. The best books make it to a 4 week contest in which a portion of each book is released, readers vote on their favorite for a week, then half the books are eliminated and another portion of the remaining books is released. This is repeated until we have one book that is a the winner. The current design contest is to create the cover of one of the finalist books.
What's your vision?
Hi there – thank you for working on a cover for me! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with. When I think of my cover, the image that comes to mind is: My main character Clara and her friend Rob, underground in a large cavern beneath the hillside, standing before a gigantic window which overlooks the outside. This large window is composed of smaller hexagons, as in a bee’s nest. Outside, through the window, they see only a bare landscape dotted with boulders and shadowy shapes. Toxic blue (sparkly) ash covers the ground. In the distance is a line of orange (toxic) sea. Dawn is glimmering, tangerine and, perhaps, cerise. It’s an uncannily beautiful, but frightening landscape. Clara and Rob look shocked and scared. Clara: Twelve years old, tomboy, long brown hair, green eyes. Rob: Thirteen, well-built, strong and brave, fox-red bristly hair. They could be silhouetted if it leaves more to the imagination. Please feel free to explore your own ideas! In case it helps, this quote refers to the scene: The three of them arrived at the hexagonal windows. Close up, they were huge, each one was big enough to contain a van. They fitted together to form one gently curving slope against the side of the cavern. Clara peered through the glass. All she could see were shadowy shapes in the darkness, at the back of which was a glowing line, like a hot copper needle. “Where are we?” asked Clara. “Have we reached the outside? It doesn’t make sense.” The third person mentioned is an old man, but I thought it might complicate things to include him here. Please feel free to run any ideas by me if my suggestion is impractical for any reason.
You can find a pitch for the book here: https://www.nextnovelist.com/findbooks.php?bookid=99 Title: The Time Crystals By: Teresa Bassett about 275 pages for print and eBook.
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.
Joe82786 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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