tekm got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Ebook cover design for new Sci-Fi novel
Check out tekm's Book cover contest…
Lies for Exiles
Lies for Exiles is a science fiction adventure novel centering around a young woman who, after leaving her species' spaceships finds herself temporarily indentured to an assassin. A job finds her suddenly in possession of documents that prove the religion her people follow was designed by her government to indoctrinate them and has her being hunted by her own government. All while trying to help the assassin stop a plot to force the galaxy into war.
Teens and young adults (15-35) who enjoy other fantasy and science fiction novels.
Expected book size: 5.125" x 8.25" (13 x 20.92 cm) (incl. .125" and .25" bleed respectively). Sharp and clear sans serif fonts. Something flat and somewhat minimal. A cover that could fit into a series of books set in the same universe (but not centered around the same characters). Potential design inspiration attached and also at: https://www.pinterest.com.au/tekmorris/book-design-board/ but this shouldn't dictate anything but a vague direction.
What to avoid
Fonts deliberately trying to invoke other works' style (star wars, star trek, etc.)
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.
tekm 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 2 winners!
Working with Yvanweb Designs has been an absolute pleasure. From the very beginning, he understood what I'm looking for and focused on the details in his designs that would grab one's attention even as a small thumbnail. He went above and beyond by providing three different and unique designs from the start, which instantly became my top favorites among the rest of the contestants. He was creative, and also very sensitive with the use of images, colors, fonts etc. that conveyed an emotional impact - Pretty much the top contender from my friends and family. Another most commendable side about him was his communication. He was always prompt with his replies, very polite and willing to make changes (and even provide alternatives) to make sure I was happy with the product, which I am. Thank you and Highly recommend!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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