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New book or magazine cover wanted for Lissette Ortiz
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Need a creative cover designed for my first novel. Book will be 8 X 5 printed through CreateSpace and also need for an ebook which will be published by BookBaby. (specs below) Book Title: Through the Eyes of Maria Author: Lissette Ortiz The story is told by the main character - Maria. It is a mostly dark (sad) story. It is also a story of unforgettable love, hope, second chances and the power of forgiveness, but also deals with issues of violence and abuse. The main goal would be to look at the cover and be intrigued by Maria's eyes and want to know who she is and what is her life story. I have a few ideas on what I am looking for, but I am also open to new ideas. Due to the book's content, I was not able to use any of the stock photo images to portray Maria and so I had an illustration created specifically for the story (attached), which I own the rights to. The story takes place in New York City. There a couple of objects that are symbolic in the story; 1) a beautiful oak tree on a small hill in the park which stands at a distance from the other trees (the tree has a huge significance in the story). 2) A window - In the beginning of the story, Maria is looking out a window, on a cold, rainy night and starts reflecting back on her life. One of my ideas was to have the scene in the park with the tree, perhaps at dawn and have Maria's eyes transparent through the sky over the trees, her eyes should stand out on the cover but the cover should NOT look like it is a scary or horror novel.
Cover specs: For ebook through BookBaby.com: Cover graphics must be submitted to us in any of the following formats: • .png • .jpg • .tif Cover size guidelines: • At least 1400px wide • Portrait or vertical rectangle shaped artwork Ð no squares • We recommend a height/width ratio of 1.6 All images must be RGB and at least 72 dpi; we recommend higher quality ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CreateSpace Book Cover Guidelines. (Book will be 8X5 and has 386 pages but that number may change a bit) I have attached a template from CreateSpace based on the 386 pages as a sample. Cover files must have at least .125” bleed on all sides. Safe Zone: Text and images must be at least .125" inside the trim lines to ensure that no live elements are cut during the bookmaking process. Images Images may be CMYK or RGB color. All images should be sized at 100%, flattened to one layer and placed in your document at a minimum resolution of 300 DPI. Layers and Transparencies: Layers and transparencies should be flattened in the native file. Transparencies included in the PDF will be manually flattened during our processing and may cause a color shift. It is preferable that your PDF does not contain any bookmarks, comments, invisible objects, or metadata. These elements may increase the size of the PDF and cause issues during the printing process. The spine of your book: Every book will vary slightly when bound. Allow for 0.0625" variance on either side of the fold lines for your cover. For example, if your spine width is 1", your text should be no wider than 0.875". Because of this variance, avoid hard edges or lines that end on the fold line. Barcode: When your files go through the review process, our system will place your ISBN barcode in a 2" by 1.2" white box in the lower right-hand corner of your book's back cover. Our standard trim size templates will show you exact barcode placement. Images or text in the barcode location will be covered when the book is printed. Make sure no important elements appear where the barcode will be placed.
USD 350 Custom package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Lissette901 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.
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And then… they selected a winner!
It was a pleasure working with Kristin and I intend to use her for my book covers going forward. I loved her concept, the way she portrayed my character, the background and the care she took to make sure that the branding of this cover was consistent with previous ones, done by my publisher's now retired cover artist. She was prompt in making changes and open to suggestion. I'm looking forward to a continued professional relationship.
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