Create a book cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: £70
  • Entries Received: 47
  • Winner: freeland972

Contest Brief

I need an e-book cover design for a manuscript I am in the process of editing.
It needs to be submitted in (at least) a high res jpeg file.
There are no ongoing royalties as I cannot guarantee the sales of the ebook so I must have exclusive copyrights to the image.

I may ask you to prove the source of the photo/images you are using, especially if they contain people, to ensure that they have been purchased from a legitimate stock (shutterstock etc) and have no copyright entitlements against them. Anyone using images I find have been fraudulently picked up from elsewhere will be rejected and reported. I kid you not, the last time I ran a contest someone tried to use a image from LOTR and claimed it to be their own design!

I have chosen to run this contest to be in line with my own budget and requirements. Don't ask me to guarantee the contest or spend on additional contest options

It must show the title: Sleigh Bells and Shotgun Shells.
It must show my name as: K F Williams

The book is set during Christmas time on a horse sanctuary where a woman is trying to lie low from her violent father. She doesn't succeed and is terrorised by him and his shotgun.

I would like the cover to include the usual festive, colourful and cheerful Christmas themes of decorated trees, reindeer pulled sleighs and presents, but still have a tense and darker aspect due to the threat of violence.

I have no images or set preconceived ideas about layout or fonts so anything is welcome and I will do my best to issue feedback on all entries.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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“Paid attention to the brief and designed the book cover exactly as I asked for.”

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Public Clarification Board

  • omerfarooq9991
    omerfarooq9991
    • 2 months ago

    Hi, kindly have a look at my revised entry #56

    • 2 months ago
  • omerfarooq9991
    omerfarooq9991
    • 2 months ago

    Hi, kindly have a look at my entry #54

    • 2 months ago
  • omerfarooq9991
    omerfarooq9991
    • 2 months ago

    Please have a look at #53

    • 2 months ago
  • aligolf2020
    aligolf2020
    • 2 months ago

    Hi i have uploaded a new design #50

    • 2 months ago
  • ELIUSHOSEN018
    ELIUSHOSEN018
    • 2 months ago

    #43

    • 2 months ago
  • whetstoneedits
    whetstoneedits
    • 2 months ago

    Hi. I did not imply the answer to my question made a difference, I simply asked what category your story was because I wanted to include it on the cover, as often books do. For example, "Story Title, a novel, by Author Name."

    I hope that helps explain!

    -Whetstone Editing Services

    • 2 months ago
    1. mythicalkitten
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi. Sorry. Let me explain. The reason why it makes no difference to the cover is because I don't like the growing trend of putting 'a novel' and such on covers.

      • 2 months ago
    2. whetstoneedits
      whetstoneedits
      • 2 months ago

      Hi,

      Ah, I see. Thanks!

      -Whetstone Editing Services

      • 2 months ago
  • mariamza
    mariamza
    • 2 months ago

    hello sir, what is the dimensions for this cover? Or YOU like to use the standard/recommended one?

    • 2 months ago
    1. mythicalkitten
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hello. Good question. Ideally dimensions for cover files are 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. (height by width)

      • 2 months ago
  • whetstoneedits
    whetstoneedits
    • 2 months ago

    Hi. How many words is the story, or what category does it fall into? Novel, novella, or novelette?

    -Whetstone Editing Services

    • 2 months ago
    1. mythicalkitten
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      This makes no difference to designing the cover

      • 2 months ago

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