zettlfiction got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a Fun Sci-Fi Book Cover
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Spacejunk! The Hunt for AI
I'm an Australian independent author with a deep love of irreverent humor and all kinds of fiction. I love books across lots of different genres including crime fiction, scifi, fantasy and humour and I've been working on my own fiction projects since I was 12, ranging from serious crime fiction and sci-fi to more humorous works. I've always loved reading and particularly cherish the irreverence of authors like Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, which has fostered my often facetious outlook on life. I work as a logistics analyst and technical writer. When I'm not working or writing my hobbies include reading, gardening, avoiding housework, procrastinating and travelling whenever my bank account says it's ok. I live in Brisbane with my husband. I developed a serious coffee addiction while studying engineering.
This book is a fun/humorous sci-fi about a main character who wants to be a bounty hunter (which is big/glamorous business in the book's universe) but is kind of a loser/wannabe. She lucks into a big contract (to retrieve the galaxy's leading tech conglomorate's missing AI) and embarks on a chaotic space romp to track it down. The book is lighthearted and intended to by funny/asbsurd and the cover needs to reflect this to avoid the book being mistaken for a harder or more serious sci-fi. I'm intending this to be a series, so the cover design needs to be something that could be adapted for similar but distinct covers to be done down the track for future books in the series. Some of the key visual elements of the book include: -Syd (main character, bounty hunter) young-ish lanky white woman with short black hair -robot chinese hairless dog (actually the AI in disguise) -irridescent cerulean jellyfish swarm floating in the void of space -space stations (various settings/destinations) -dusty plain / surface of an asteroid with a large glass habitat dome (a setting) -clunky/crappy old ship/shuttle (Syd's)
I think that this book is pretty approachable to most people, but the intended target is women in their thirties in Australia or the UK with an interest in science and sarcastic/satirical humour.
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The book is lighthearted and intended to by funny/asbsurd and the cover needs to reflect this to avoid the book being mistaken for a harder or more serious sci-fi. I'm intending this to be a series, so the cover design needs to be something that could be adapted for similar but distinct covers to be done down the track for future books in the series. The following text need to be incorporated: -Spacejunk! as a large series title (similar to 'Spaceteam' on the attached BJ Hutchinson cover) -'The Hunt for AI' in smaller but still large text (similar to 'Sting of the Mustard Mines' on the attached BJ Hutchinson cover) -'Book One' -Rebecca Zettl (author name) I've attached some cover images. 'Space Team' is a popular series in the same genre as mine as an example. I like the composition of the 'Adventure Zone' cover with the main characters front and centre and seeming to come out towards the reader. And I like the non-grungy neons of the 'Space Opera' cover. I'm certainly open to ideas though, as long as they are eye catching and reflect the genre well.
$539 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
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.
zettlfiction collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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