I need a book cover for my first book in a 5 book series, so if I like the design it could lead to future work. I am including the templates for the cover for Create Space below.
My Series is called "The Land Of Nubbins". The title of my first book is called "The Goober Crystal" I want a cover that is not cartoonie but more in the fantasy realm. I would like the background to be a cave or cavern with blue Crystals "Goober Crystals" on the walls the color of the Crystals are blue and glow. This cavern can go across to the back of the book.
The back of the book should have the following synopsis:
Billy is a normal 12 year old boy who loves skateboarding, listening to music on his iPod and hanging out with his friends. He lives with his dad, Dr. Alfred Williams, a famous botanist and sometimes inventor. When his dad shows Billy his new invention in their basement, the HydroPonic Peanut Pod, Billy was not very excited. After all, how many times has his Dad failed in making the H.P.P work? But this time something weird happens when Dr. Williams turns the H.P.P on. A strange blue light from the machine envelopes Billy and the next thing he knows he is lying on top of a strange and wondrous creature in a strange and wondrous land. Follow Billy’s adventures in the Land Of Nubbins as he and his new friends, Hazel and her brother Filbert, help him to find his way back home.
I would like my main character, Billy, riding a skateboard through the cavern almost like he is coming out of the book. Billy is a 12 year old boy, who is a skateboarder. He is blonde. He is wearing a hoodie with the hood back. I don't want a helmet on him.
The background can be the cavern, but in background I would like to have two characters faces or they could be standing watching Billy behind him. Here is where the real creativity comes in. These two characters are from the land of Nubbins and although they have human features they are not human. They are nut children. They resemble the hazel nut. Their skin is hard like a shell and their color is tan or light brown like a hazel nut. They are a brother and sister. Hazel, the sister, is around 12 years old with long brown hair and silver eyes. Filbert, her little brother, is around 7 or 8 and has short brown hair and the same silver eyes. They can have human looking bodies but their faces and heads should resemble the Hazel Nut.Filbert could be wearing a hat. also I would love to see if we could put the Nut children on the front of the skateboard toboggan style with Billy on the back. We could have the bad guys chasing them. Here is a description of the bad guy who is a CoCaNut:
"On the throne sat a creature that was so ugly, it was almost comical. It looked like a mix between a giant coconut and an ape. It's rotund body was covered with long brown hair. The creature’s head was as round as a bowling ball, bobbing as it looked around the cavern. The ape like face growled at the crowd surrounding the throne. Billy could see rows of sharp teeth gleaming in the torch light. A crown made of tree roots sat crookedly on its head. A long hairy arm reached up to straightened the crown."
I would like the title of the series on the front cover and the title of the book under it. Both in gold lettering. Also my name Djuana Berlin as the author.
On the spine I would like the the title in gold. This will also be my cover for the ebook copy.