Ignition Books, an imprint of Endpapers Press, needs a new cover for the print-on-demand and eBook reissue editions of Ian Racey’s A TRAITOR’S LOYALTY. Let me thank you in advance for taking the time to participate in this contest and to read through ALL of this brief.
You can view the original cover for the work on Amazon here: http://amzn.com/1936467313
Attached is a Word file containing front and back cover copy, as well as for the spine. This file also contains a brief summary of the work and you can, of course, read the full reviews online.
Keep in mind the very important point that it should look good in a smaller size as one would initially view it on Amazon and other online retailers as well as on the printed book.
We are looking for an entirely new cover concept. The old concept, while intriguing, wasn’t as eye-catching as we would have liked.
PLEASE ONLY USE ART FROM ESTABLISHED STOCK ART AND PHOTO SITES. Do not simply grab a picture off the Internet and use it. We respect copyright and expect all designers to do the same. Please be sure to identify and link to your art source (e.g., iStockphoto, Bigstock, etc.). We will acquire the rights to the art for the winner to incorporate in his or her final deliverables.
Do not make the Ignition Books logo too big. Look at published books and note how the logo is really quite small. It should be visible, but not a major design element.
Also attached are templates from both CreateSpace and Lightning Source. You must deliver the final covers using two of these templates: one from CS and one from Lightning. Since I can’t predict which design software each designer may be using, I am attaching all formats available from CS and LS. You can choose to use the template that works best for you from each one. You will, however, have to use the barcode from the LS template on the cover for CS.
Additionally, we will need a version of the front cover only for the eBook edition. This version should be 1600px by 2400px, RGB mode, and compact in terms of data. If you would like to read more about cover sizes, this page is helpful. http://blog.smashwords.com/2012/06/…ments.html
Final covers for the POD should be delivered in either .ai format or .psd format, as well as in PDF format. For information related to the PDF specifications, please be sure to review the PDF guide here: http://www1.lightningsource.com/ops…nguide.pdf. Your final files MUST conform to these guidelines to work.
You should also review the cover specifications for CreateSpace here: https://www.createspace.com/Special…elines.jsp. Again, your final files MUST conform to these guidelines to work.
I have run a number of contests here for various eBook and POD covers, hence the very detailed brief. But nothing is more important than feedback. Submitting your designs earlier in the contest to allow for feedback will greatly increase your chances of success.