olecoa1 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Gritty book cover needed for Western/Literary Fiction
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Fairy Tales and Happy Endings
Nolan Cordovano was born in rural Michigan in 1979. He has worked as a farmer, a fisherman, a professor and lecturer. He writes for the dreamers, the adventurers, and for those who easily lose themselves in tales of the Old West.
This is a Western/Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction/Tragedy. It is set in the 1870s, from Nebraska to the Wyoming Territory, during the fall and winter. It is about an orpaned senventeen-year-old girl who is lured across country by a criminal.
Adults, people interested in Westerns, people who like Literary Fiction, fans of Cormac McCarthy. Mostly people from the U.S., both men and women. High-level readers.
Book cover type
Because the title is so long, I'd like to make it the central focus of the cover. In other words, the title itself will be the cover art. Choose a font that aligns with Western/Literary Fiction. An axe head should be driven into the letters, buried in them, and the handle of the axe should curve down and reach the author name. This would be a 19th century wood cutting axe. The letters of the title where the axe head is sunk should look like they are split apart, with half of the axe blade sunk into them. The axe and the handle will partially obscure some of the title, but that is what I want. As far as color schemes and other details, keep in mind that the book is gritty, violent, has aspects of romance in it, and takes place through the fall and winter. There should be texture to the cover, the axe should give it a 3D look.
What to avoid
Don't be fooled by the title. This book is NOT fantasy or anything resembling fantasy. The popular glossy/overworked look that you see on sci-fi/fantasy should be avoided. Also, no images of people/faces.
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.
olecoa1 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Amazing to work with I would highly recommend her! She followed my brief exactly, was very attentive to detail and had some great suggestions. She brought my vision to life! I am very happy with the final result
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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