mattbenecke got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Eye-catching minimalist design for fantasy novel
Check out mattbenecke's Book cover contest…
Matt has been writing ever since he could read. His love for storytelling has only grown due to his steady diet of cinema, video games, and D&D.
Embers is the story of Liv, the reincarnated God of Fire. When tragedy steals her best friend she is forced to run and, hellbent on revenge, she embarks on a journey that will teach her who she's really meant to be: herself.
Embers would typically be read by fantasy fans of 15+ who are looking for a quick, fun fix. Australian readers would understand the language better than most.
I've always been a fan of minimalist cover design. I'm looking for a background of earthen textures and colours, e.g. dirt or stone. I'd like to see the outline of a phoenix carved or drawn into the background, smouldering and alight with fiery colours. The title and authors name should have that roman etched-in-stone look, title at the top of the cover and authors name at the bottom. For the purposes of publishing with Draft2Digital, the cover must be 1600x2400 pixels.
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.
mattbenecke 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!
Smart, clear and good looking design. My first readers immediately appreciated it, and it is the most genre-related proposal I received. Diana is quick and very much available in improving her own good work. We'll surely collaborate again
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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