jacobquarterman got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a high-impact cover for an urban science fiction YA novel, Jacked-In
Check out jacobquarterman's Book cover contest…
Jacob Quarterman was born in Ohio, where he grew up dirty and poor, far from his Irish roots. After serving in the U.S. Army, he became an engineer, but his real achievement was getting the woman of his dreams to marry him. Almost twenty years later, and his dreams are still coming true. He wants to write more, but after a few books, a weekly podcast, and a bunch of bourbon and cigars, most of his energy is going toward growing a sweet beard.
The first book in an urban science fiction series. Rebuilt after the Uprising, the city hides the truth from society with mundane routine. The Green Wall surrounds it, protecting it in complacent isolation, and war rages in the north, while a virus infiltrates the minds of everyone connected to the networks. Martin Doe is focused on his own life and his own problems, just like the other kids, but he doesn't want to be like everyone else. He just wants to be better than he is. To jack into the networks without the gear that marks him as a target. When he finally gets what he wants, he loses everything he was. Chased by forces that want him dead, he finds out why he's different. He was never like the other kids. Making allies and enemies, he runs through the city with his best friends, racing north, carrying the key to holding the Uprising at bay.
15 and up males.
Book cover type
Realistic characters - subtle representation of technology - high contrast - tilted horizon line
What to avoid
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.
jacobquarterman 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.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
This is the second project I've worked on with Karis. He's a master of his craft with good communication skills and imagination. He completed the project with speed, creativity, and showed great attention to detail. I would highly recommend Karis and wouldn't hesitate to work with him again!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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