tekm got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Ebook cover design for new Sci-Fi novel
Check out tekm's Book cover contest…
Lies for Exiles
Lies for Exiles is a science fiction adventure novel centering around a young woman who, after leaving her species' spaceships finds herself temporarily indentured to an assassin. A job finds her suddenly in possession of documents that prove the religion her people follow was designed by her government to indoctrinate them and has her being hunted by her own government. All while trying to help the assassin stop a plot to force the galaxy into war.
Teens and young adults (15-35) who enjoy other fantasy and science fiction novels.
Expected book size: 5.125" x 8.25" (13 x 20.92 cm) (incl. .125" and .25" bleed respectively). Sharp and clear sans serif fonts. Something flat and somewhat minimal. A cover that could fit into a series of books set in the same universe (but not centered around the same characters). Potential design inspiration attached and also at: https://www.pinterest.com.au/tekmorris/book-design-board/ but this shouldn't dictate anything but a vague direction.
What to avoid
Fonts deliberately trying to invoke other works' style (star wars, star trek, etc.)
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.
tekm 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 2 winners!
Yvanweb was excellent to work with, provided a good initial sketch and then was more than happy with making refinements adjustments and provided multiple variants to help find the right fit. I would definitely work with him again on future projects.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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