Here is the information you will need for the cover:
Cover specs: 5x 8 front, spine is 7/8ths of an inch thick. Published through create space, must leave the lower right-hand back corner text-free for barcode. (2.25 inches from the spine, 1.5 inches from the bottom) I have the option to print in matte or glossy, I've been printing glossy but might switch to matte.
Back cover copy:
"The tale of QaiMaj begins here.
War tears apart Iskalon, a cavernous world of ice, when Dynat, the half-mad King of Chraun, marshals his powerful fire warriors.
His orders: “Make Iskalon burn forever.”
In the aftermath of war, Princess Stasia of Iskalon tries to keep the remnants of her kingdom intact. Her only hope is a prophetic Dream that may lead her to a new home for her people. When Stasia desperately searches for magic strength in the inferno of Chraun, she learns that she can do the impossible—draw magic from both lava and ice. Using the power of fire, she might just find the vast blue cavern of her Dreams, and change the destiny of both Chraun and Iskalon forever in. . .
Dream of a Vast Blue Cavern
Dreams of QaiMaj, Book I"
Quotes for back cover:
"In one word, brilliant." Samuel Alexander, Author: Salinor
"I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story!" Joannah Miley, Author: The Immortal Game
"A poetic and visual story exploring good vs evil, and the gray area in-between." Jesikah Sundin, Author: Legacy: Book One of the Biodome Chronicles
"I love high fantasy and this is a great example of the genre. I was swept away by the story, enchanted by the intricate world created by the author, and caught up in the struggles of the characters. There was only one problem. It ended!" Amanda June Hagarty, Author: Clean Slate
description of the cavern of Iskalon for reference:
"Glace led Stasia into the grand, vast cavern. It was the biggest cavern in all of Sholaen, and it was Glace’s home. To walk from where they stood at the foot of the Fire Bridge, across the island and to the other side of the King’s bridge, would take an entire hour, the cavern was so vast. They were still about a half hour from the Council Hall, and Glace chafed at any delay, but he stopped Stasia and stood with her for a moment, looking out across Lake Lentok.
The lake’s dark waters glittered with the reflection of the icelights of the Palace, which hung from the ceiling like giant, sparkling stalam, illuminating the whole vast cavern. The entire construction was ice, and grand balconies hung off the lowest levels, where Icers and Royalty could sit and view the city. The city stood on the island. It looked dim and dull under the Palace, rising from the lake to its pinnacle, the Council Hall, in the very center of the city, and reaching across the lake with four bridges. The Bridge of Ancestors rose far on the other side, and Glace could see the distant purple glow of the entrance to the burial chambers beyond it." Dream of a Vast Blue Cavern, Copyright 2012 Selah J Tay-Song.
Descriptions of Stasia in case you want to try adding her to the current composition:
"She was beautiful, her pale skin shining blue with millions of tiny dots, her silver hair wild behind her, her yellow-green eyes glinting like gems"
Stasia's skin would be quite pale, and covered with tiny blue glowing dots barely visible in the lights from the bridge lamps and the palace. She is petite, nineteen years old, and regal in her bearing. Her hair is long, about mid-thigh, and I picture it whirling slightly as she turns to face Glace. she is wearing a kneelength, form-fitting dress of thick, silvery-white spider silk. In the scene I'm picturing, it is torn and smudged by her adventure, but you could also render it in pristine condition and embroidered with tiny diamonds.
All of the lighting on her and the city and the lake and palace should be very blue and cold.
you can read a very long sample in any format here:
You can visit my website and look at other graphics I've designed for the story world here: http://www.dreamsofqaimaj.com You have my permission to use any graphics on the site solely for the sake of designing a cover for me.
You can visit my author site here: http://www.selahjtaysong.com
Please feel free to contact me if you need any additional information. firstname.lastname@example.org