'HisCreationz' did a great job! She gave me lots of great options to choose from and really listened and responded to my feedback as the contest progressed. Being my first contest, I found the process a bit challenging. HisCreationz helped me in making sure the process ran as smoothly as possible.
Altogether great work and I do appreciate it.
- Justin Belamonte
- Mariela Mihaylova
Mariela's design was amazing. She got the concept right from the start and translated it into her design perfectly. I am so happy that I discovered 99designs and that Mariela decided to enter my contest. I knew I liked it immediately. She was so patient when working through various changes in colors and wording. Thank you Mariela for all your hard work and for providing a design that was exactly what I had in mind. And thank you 99designs for a great way to bring high quality designers to those of us who need them.
I love my cover! I picked up my hard copy proof from the printer today and it looks even better in print than on screen. Simply stunning. Couldn't be happier. Thank you!
How Justin Belamonte started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Justin Belamonte Personal Fitness
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I am a personal trainer - I have written an e-book on intermittent fasting.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
The tittle of the book is "Faster Fat Loss with Intermittent Fasting". The sub-tittle is "A practical Guide to Gaining Muscle and Losing Fat" I would like to get this book up on Amazon & actually sell (digital) copies.
My goal with this book was to make it as informative & easy to understand as possible. If the tittle seems a little 'cheesy' that fact is not entirely lost on me, but I think it's catchy & might help it get attention. It can't help people if they don't read it.
I'm really open to creative, interesting ideas. I have been looking over the other covers of related books that are currently on Amazon & found them very predictable and uninteresting.
I like originality, but of course for Kindle the design needs to be noticeable at postage stamp size. So, bold fonts & simple images would be good - otherwise, I am very open to interpretation.
I am no expert on this, but apparently for my purposes the size of the cover should be 960x1280px, @300dpi, in jpeg format.
I am really looking for something "different" than all the other covers that are there right now. I think saying "out of the box" thinking is so cliche that it's very 'in the box', but I hope you get the idea. It's a very crowded market....I need to stand out.
Unfortunately I'm not exactly sure how to explain it. The main idea is that if you have an original graphic design concept or even something that seems a little 'out there' I'd like to see it. All the "competition" on Amazon has the person posed or something very literal. I'm just looking for something unique. I wish I could be more specific, unfortunately i think it's a 'I'll know it when I see it' scenario. I am trying to avoid the 'stock photo' look. Like I said if it's an original graphic, or even some some type of animated design, that would be welcome. Even showing a little sense of humor could be interesting.