cebuda got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a killer cover for a dark, psychological thriller novel
Check out cebuda's Book cover contest…
Entertainment & The Arts
I am a horror/thriller book author.
What's your vision?
Title: Pay Up and Die Authors: CHUCK BUDA (all caps) This is a dark, psychological thriller about a man who is faced with having to provide for his family in modern society. He is crushed by family debts, working hard but still living check to check. Now he needs to get his hands on a lot of money to save his daughter’s life. She has a rare disease and surgery is the only way to save her but he can’t afford it. Throughout the story the hero gets mixed up with a debt collector who will do anything to collect the money, including kill people. Pay Up and Die examines the pressures and stress of living in modern society, and how unforeseen events can drastically change your life for the worse. There are a few concepts I’m considering for the cover. CONCEPT ONE: A suburban home which looks beautiful on the outside but has a foreclosed sign on the door. Might have blood dripping from the sign. Or maybe blood leaking under the door onto the porch. CONCEPT TWO: A darkened suburban neighborhood with a dark figure lurking under a street sign or a tree, looking at a beautiful home. The figure should appear as a large man and take on a posture that is menacing. CONCEPT THREE: A close-up of a collection notice for a large amount of money. It looks wrinkled and crumpled. Maybe has some blood spatter on it. CONCEPT FOUR: Got a better idea? I’m open to anything that looks top-notch and conveys the themes expressed above. WHAT THIS COVER SHOULD BE: The cover should say classy psychological thriller, and look like a bestselling book. No tacky looking thrown together stock photos. This should look like a top notch, high quality psychological thriller book. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: I’ll need a 6×9 300 dpi (or higher) cover for print (will also need spine and back done) I also need a 2400×2400 300 dpi version for the audiobook version. I also need a 3-D rendition for marketing via social media. You can play with different effects on the text if you can think of something cool to go with the themes.
Attached are a few examples of mood/coloring that I would like to convey.
$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.
cebuda 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…
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18-49, male & female, NYC/LA/ATL/CHI/NOLA/VAN/TO markets
Target audience is middle class people in their 30´s, location is non specific