deb_alber1 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a title that pulls in children like magic
Check out deb_alber1's Book cover contest…
The Princess and the Fairy
Deborah Albers is a social responsibility expert and has traveled the world teaching and speaking. Deborah is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Through the Paul and Deborah Albers Foundation, she and her husband have supported many charities that served as an inspiration for her books. She lives with her husband in Austin Texas. Her two daughters, and three grandchildren are never far away.
When a young princess is turned into a grasshopper, she is determined to find the fairy who did this to her and insist she change her back. To find the fairy, she chooses the fast but dangerous path to the other side of the pond. As she gets further on her journey, she realizes the decisions she makes lead to consequences, good or bad. In this story of hardship and gratitude we are reminded of the importance of kindness, courage, and learning from our mistakes.
Young readers, early elementary school.
Book cover type
A cover that will catch the eye of children. Soft, inviting, and makes them want to open the cover. Magical.
What to avoid
There are illustrations in the book so the cover should not look so different that it seems unmatched.
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.
deb_alber1 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!
I am so impressed with what my designer came up with. She really captured the energy and mystery I was looking for from my rambling brief and the colors really pop; I especially love the black and greens together. Every suggestion was taken to heart to improve the design and come up with something really magical and unique. It has really been a pleasure to work with this designer who put a "face" to my book that is truly going to make it stand out from the crowd. In short: "Nailed it!!"
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
Women of all ages.
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Leaders, both male and female, 30-70
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EVERYBODY interested in history and good stories that are true, men, women, South, North, across the country and world.
Adults 55 years old and up.
LitRPG has a wide-range of readers as a subset of both Fantasy, Sci-Fi and also YA.