Swest2419 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Help a New Writer Launch a Series! First Book - Kalama Dagger
Check out Swest2419's Book cover contest…
The Kalama Dagger
A Scott West
I have been happily married for 34 years, and the proud parent of two, one of them blessing us with a grandson! Now I am also a grandpa, which is another bucket list item. I am passionate about National Parks, Coke Zero, Cooking and Baking, Bad B Movies and horse races. Currently I write part time, the rest of my life is spent working with technology, which I have loved since my Vic20 days (aging myself!).
Book synopsis - Alysia Rose is wiping out evil one demon at a time, that is until she is confronted by the ultimate Demon, the one called Crimson. Crimson forces her on a quest to discover one of six lost artifacts, the Kalama Dagger, a weapon which could tip the balance of good and evil, tumbling the world into chaos. Can she trust the ones who proclaim themselves to be on the side of right, or is she a pawn in a game played since the creation of time? Alysia is forced to face her fate, and the fate of those she loves as she navigates a twisted hidden world of lies, deceptions and the end to the world she knows.
Readers who enjoy horror and adventure. A beta reader called the book a mix of Indiana Jones meets Lara Croft meets Constantine
Book cover type
I have included a couple ideas I liked, but the artist was uncomfortable making it more realistic. I like the cover art of James Rollin. Looking for a sense of dread, but thrills.
What to avoid
Do not want cartoonish.
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.
Swest2419 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!
Fantastic partnership, willing to work with me as the editor is still working with final draft. Listens to ideas, crafts around suggestions, design is spot on.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Male and Female readers between the ages of 35-45, maybe older Readers who are single, married, parents with younger ki
People interested in nearly unbelievable wild rides about how one woman took back her sexual power, and learned to wield
This novel is written for middle grade audience. The age range would be around 8-12, but could also go higer.
● Anybody who wishes to escape the concrete jungle and spend some time in the real one ● People who wish to become inde
Young men/women beginners. Males/Females interested in field dressing their own wildlife. Anyone who has an interest i
Young males/females between ages 16 - 25. Middle age males/females between 25 - 40.