A book cover for a fairy tale retelling of Cinderella as a warrior who saved the prince and his entire kingdom.
Two versions of the cover will be needed:
one e-book cover that meets the amazon kindle cover guidelines https://kdp.amazon.com/help?topicId…TRG6OPX0VM
a JPEG files of less than 50 MB
one paperback cover that meets the CreateSpace guidelines for a book of 335 pages (.75442 spine width) https://www.createspace.com/Product…verPDF.jsp a print-ready PDF with a maximum file size of 40 MB
Book title: Cinders
Subtitle: The Untold Story of Cinderella
Author: Finley Aaron
Back Cover blurb:
Everything you’ve been told is wrong.
Oh, not everything, I suppose. Yes, I turned a pumpkin into a coach and mice into horses. The stroke of midnight, the glass slippers, and the prince searching for a girl whose foot fit the shoe…those were all part of the story.
And yet, the prince didn’t just fall in love with Cinderella because she looked good at the ball. Pigeon feathers and pollywogs! Could you respect him if he did?
I most certainly could not.
No, no, there was vastly more that happened before the night of the ball, and a great deal of international intrigue after. Cinderella was a warrior who saved the life of the prince and defended her kingdom from oppressors who were plotting to overthrow the king.
They didn’t tell you that part?
It’s time, past time, for you to know the true story of the real Cinderella.
Most importantly, I would like a cover that is eye-catching, compelling, and attractive to the target audience, teens and young adults. Two important features of the story need to be communicated: one, that it is a Cinderella story. Ways of communicating this include images such as a glass slipper, a pumpkin-shaped carriage, a young woman in a light blue ball gown, a castle in the background, etc. (please don't feel that you have to use all these images--one or two will suffice)
And two--that this Cinderella is a warrior. She is strong, determined, and an accomplished swordsman. Ways of communicating this include: a sword, a fighting stance, a determined (rather than romantic) glint in her eye, etc.