Design A Book Cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Hadiah: $200
  • Penyertaan Diterima: 51
  • Pemenang: varvara1111

Ringkasan Peraduan

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!

Good luck.

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Maklum Balas Majikan

“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.”

Gambar Profil nikkydevinmiels, Australia.

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  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    A huge thank you to everyone who entered and for impressing me with such quality entries. I would especially like to recognise thamlab for a design which was outstanding and really took on everything I was looking for when I set the brief. ChloePearson, thank you for your entries - your work was clever and exquisite can came so very close - it was a very tight contest between yourself and our final winner. Congratulations to Varvra. And look out for Black As Kink on Amazon, Nook and iBooks in July.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    We are so close to making the decision. It has come down to three fantastic designers - thamlab, ChloePearson and Varvara. We are just doing some follow up work on uniqueness and copyright status before awarding the winner.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Only a few hours to go until the judging. It is going to be challenging as we have several contenders, all completely different and excellent in their own way. However we need to pick the one which best represents the Black As Kink brand. There will be some real debate around which one is absolutely right.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • darkoosk
    darkoosk
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Entries #56 and #57 are ready for reviw. In fact entry #57 is a final with four images. Thanks.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • darkoosk
    darkoosk
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Entry #54 is upload and ready for review. Thanks.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • wogerdaniel
    wogerdaniel
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Please check #48

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Only one day left to go on this contest. There are several entries equally brilliant enough to take out the prize. The winner will be judged on Sunday evening (Australian time) with my marketing guru friend and I will announce the winning entry then. Good luck to everyone.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I just want to say there are some really excellent entries coming through and I am looking forward to awarding the contest at the end of the week. The biggest challenge is going to be working out which of my favourites to chose! Keep the entries coming.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • villa4an10
    villa4an10
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    please #17 ''' thanks

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nfect
    nfect
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    #guaranteed

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
    1. nfect
      nfect
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      I don't think I can beat the thamlab entry, I had a good idea though, but the execution would take me too long, and I'm not even sure it would be a winner.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
    2. nikkydevinmiels
      Penganjur Peraduan
      • 5 tahun yang lalu

      nfect - There is no winner yet. There are currently 3 in the running. None are perfect but each has great qualities. I am happy for you to prepare a mock up of your idea. I have run competitions on Freelancer before (not under my writing pseudonym as I have done here) and I have worked with the winner to get the right finished article in the end. Happy for you to have a quick go and I'll provide feedback on your draft.

      • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Having seen several entries, any of which could be selected as the winner, I have now set this competition as guaranteed. YES THERE WILL BE A WINNER. Hopefully this sparks some more amazing entries. There can be only one winner and it only takes one spark of artistic genius to take out the prize. Thanks to everyone who's entered so far.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • mobyartist2
    mobyartist2
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    make a guaranteed please :)

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    Just based on what I have seen so far, I would suggest anyone who isn't used to designing a book cover jump onto Amazon Kindle and just look at the top 30 or so fiction novels and study the design features of those covers. The read my brief fully. If you are not going to follow the brief, then please do not waste your time.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu
  • nikkydevinmiels
    Penganjur Peraduan
    • 5 tahun yang lalu

    I implore everyone - it is critical people read the brief document. No stock images. I am looking for something artistic which could be used as a piece of art or a design on a tee shirt, as well as be a standout book cover.

    • 5 tahun yang lalu

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