I would like the first cover to one of my series redesigned. The
winning submitter will be contracted to complete the other two
remaining book covers in the series, so designers should bear this
mind when creating artwork for the first book. Make sure you can tie
another two covers in with the one you submit to create a strong
or theme for the series.
I would like something very pretty yet powerful created for the cover
for Sovereign Hope. Please see the images I've attached as ideas of
what i'm looking for. Obviously, I don't want to copy these other
covers, but I would love for you to draw inspiration from them.
I love the watercolour effect on the first cover, and I also love the
abstract nature of the dot image on the other.
I would like an image of a young, beautiful girl on the cover of
Sovereign Hope. She can be in profile, or she can be face on, but I
would like the details of her face to be abstract via the use of a PS
brush or something similar.
The setting for this book is Los Angeles, so the city skyline could
play some part. The second book is set in a mountain environment, and
the third is actually set in 19th century London, so you should
consider how these landscapes would be incorporated into the other
covers, should you decide to include L.A. on this cover.
Colour is important here. The prevailing colour for sovereign hope's
cover should be pink, though if you choose to, say, go down a
watercolour route with a pale/white background, other complimenting
colours can be used. If you choose to go down a darker route, it
should be a bolder saturation of the colour.
This is a paranormal book, so please feel free to experiment with
elements that might involve shining silver irises (though this must
look as realistic as possible) and any other elements related to
With regards to typeface, please make sure the font is clear and easy
to read, though I'd be interested to see some kind of effect that
set it apart from other books. Show me what you thinks works best
what you've designed.
What text should be on the cover?
Title: Sovereign Hope
Author: Frankie Rose
International Bestselling author
**NB** I've attached the original cover below. As you can see, the
title is really hard to read, which we obviously want to avoid this
time around. She's also floating in space, which isn't really
to the storyline. I think the designer just thought it looked pretty,
which is does, but it doesn't really tie into the storyline.
Character description for the girl on the cover:
slim, classically beautiful, full mouth, has very pale, almost silver
eyes. Black, long, straight hair.
I've attached the book's blurb below for reference.
Also for your consideration, fonts I like from dafont.com... but these
are guidelines only. Please feel free to be creative. If you have an
idea you think would work well, please show me! Something really
creative like the title for the book WHITE CAT that i have attached
would be amazing.
**** NB **** COVER SIZE
I have attached a .PSD and a .PNG file called BookCover6x9_BW_300,
which are templates for the full wrap cover, including bleed, gutter
and live areas.