shurst3 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a Book Cover for an Ocean Novel about Jellyfish
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Entertainment & The Arts
Fiction for an adult audience
What's your vision?
Book cover for novel Ocean Echoes. An underwater scene showing ocean colors of blue and green swirling together, then getting darker toward the bottom. A semi-translucent jellyfish can be seen in the water, possibly with a reddish tinge. I've attached a couple pictures for ideas. The cover could either show the surface at the top with a research ship floating there (picture attached) or just the underwater scene with the jellyfish as a large central figure. The novel is about a marine biologist who studies jellyfish so either way could work. I'd like the cover to look realistic like a photo with a liquid feel.
This is for an e-book cover and a 5.25 x 8 paperback with approximately 340 pages. I'm not sure of the exact spine size yet and would need the designer to agree to adjust that at a later date. Guidelines for the e-book cover - the thumbnail will need to be clear and easily readable: https://kdp.amazon.com/help?ie=UTF8&topicId=A2J0TRG6OPX0VM Front cover title: Ocean Echoes Subtitle: A Novel (small italics) Author: Sheila Hurst (name along the bottom) Back cover text: Marine biologist Ellen Upton gives up the love of her life to study jellyfish. Her ultimate goal is to make a difference through her research, but the ocean would rather mystify than reveal its secrets. When her funding is threatened, her future will depend on the success or failure of an upcoming research cruise. During the cruise, she discovers what could be a new species. Every discovery only leads to more questions. She is driven to learn the truth behind its existence, even as the truth continues to change. Either her dreams of recognition are within her grasp or her research is slipping into obsession. Reverberating with mysteries of life and love, Ocean Echoes is ultimately a journey into the unknown.
USD 299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
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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.
shurst3 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Outstanding work Mario!! My first cover using 99designs.com and it was a fantastic experience! All of the artists were professional and extremely creative and attentive. Very pleased with the finished product!!!
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