This designer was awesome! I just loved the work, communication and his willingness to change the subtitles and such. Will definitely hire again!
Very professional and accomodating.
Lan designed a book cover for my Chinese book about some sinologists. Our cooperation was very smooth, she modified the design several times on my request and also provided her opinions when she thought it's right. I'm very satisfied with her design. Definitely will hire her again!
How Matthias Matting started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
Writing a self published fantasy book
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need a book cover for an urban fantasy novel. It's called Meltworld: Shanghai. The place is modern Shanghai. It's about two worlds that are about to merge. The demon world and our regular world. There are two heroes, male and female, evil and good. The cover should reflect the genre (Young Urban Fantasy Romance) and the place (China / Shanghai with it's old and new parts and it's rich history and traditions).
I already held a contest here for the book's illustrations. I am attaching some of them to give inspiration, also some photos I took when researching. If you want to put the female hero on the cover: She is already drawn. Your version must be recognizably similar as she's already known to the future readers. If you plan to incorporate her, please request her image from me by pm.
I am not sure if the picture should be drawn or made from photographs or whatever. Most young urban fantasy covers (take a look at the Amazon charts) follows a similar style: picture of female hero, some scene from the novel below. What I am looking for is either a perfect solution in this style OR a fresh new idea that surprises me being stuck with the "usual" style. The target group is of course female, 14 to 99. The book will be in eBook format and printed as well (paperback) so in the end I need both styles of covers.
I am attaching a PDF with some inspirational motives.