Design A Book Cover
- Status: Closed
- Hadiah: $200
- Penyertaan Diterima: 51
- Pemenang: varvara1111
My first novel Black As Kink is due for release in mid-July 2016 and I need a stunning book cover designed by you.
Jane Austin it is not; after all Black As Kink is an erotic novel. More Jilly Cooper meets a less clichéd E L James with a good sprinkling of Viagra, is a reasonable analogy of the finished article. According to my editor, Black As Kink is “…a wonderfully erotic, dimensional, emotive, enjoyable and well-written novel”, therefore the cover needs to reflect the fact this is not just churned out trash. I have tried to write a story with style as well as sizzle.
I really want a cover with a strikingly minimalist but artistic feel to it. It needs to be something people would like to print and hang on the wall because “it’s just that bit different”; or women to wear as a printed tee shirt.
The story contains plenty of erotic scenes so I’d like to ensure the cover intimates kinky content but in a way which could adorn any bookshelf or be read on a train, with people getting just a small inkling of what it might be about. Publishers of erotica have found that a “normal cover” generates greater sales than in your face sex pictures or trashy looking cover with a couple hugging. It might incorporate a flogger, whip, leather cuffs, a riding stirrup or similar but it should not be brashly blazoned across the cover.
The design also needs to be the start of a theme which can be used on the other books in the series when they are finished. So get this right and there will be more work coming.
Not only will the graphics be used as the cover, but I will probably need you to do some follow up work, creating marketing banners for Facebook, my website and promo postcard give-aways. So keep this in mind when finalising your design.
The design brief is attached. Please read it carefully and feel free to contact me with any questions if you have any. Please, only submit good work – nothing thrown together from stock photos and backgrounds. Whilst this competition is not guaranteed, I do guarantee that I will award a winning entry which hits the mark. I have run a competition on Freelancer before and been highly impressed with the results. Impress me even more!
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“The design supplied read the brief brilliantly and a number of variations were produced on request enabling us to make the right choice. Couldn't be any happier. Thank you.”