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Young Isambard - create cover design for the next Harry Potter
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Self publish novels Target audience (of current series) is "Young Adult"/"Middle Grade" (Male and Female age 10 to 100)
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Book launch materials, starting with book cover (eBook and Paperback)
Hi I am looking for a cover design for the ebook and paperback, which I aim to launch in October and November respectively. This book is the first in my trilogy about the Young Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the adventure he and his friends have when they stumble across a conspiracy. The target market is “Young Adult” readers (8-15 year old boys and girls), but hopefully will be smart enough to appeal to "older adults” (parents) too. The story is set in London in 1820 and features the young Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the adventures he and his friends (siblings Millie and William) have when they stumble across a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister. They are helped on their adventure with crumpets and magic from the Candlewick Sisters, but things get complicated when they find out that the gang-leader was supposedly executed 25 years earlier during the French Revolution. Values / key messages • Action • Magic • Contraptions Story themes • Early industrial revolution: Setting = London in 1820 • Isambard and his friends are 14 years old • Threat: French revolutionary leader Robespierre has "come back from the dead". The silhouette of his distinctive tricorn hat is mentioned several times. Has he found all three of the ancient Egyptian amulets? • Contraptions: Isambard and his father are engineers and great inventors of contraptions. You may use mechanical imagery but don't make it too technical as this may put people off • Magic: heroes befriend the Candlewicks sisters who run a "clean, white magic shop". Esmerelda is short/fat dresses in white. Madagascar is tall/thin dresses in black • Mentor: Kids help officer Ruthven solve the mystery. Ruthven is bearded, rough, burly, heart of gold • Intrigue: Isambard is joined by Agent Catskill of His Majesty's secret service • Action: Isambard and friends navigate London over the rooftops; Isambard falls off a third floor roof; gets lost in a hot air balloon; helps Catskill (secret agent) and Ruthven steal from a Parisian Aristocrat's house party; uses a phantom lion to hold up Lord Wellington's carriage. Guidance See Pinterest Board at http://pin.it/4OSqmwq Yes - Bold shapes and lettering to ensure "thumbnail" recognition Yes - details on closer inspection Yes - magic and wonder Yes - mechanical/urban settings Yes - top hat (Brunel famously wore a top hat and this book features him getting his first hat which he wears through the later books in the series) - Isambard (14 yr old boy, poor) does not have to wear the battered top hat. It could just be a detail (or used as a "logo"....) Yes - rooftops (see Pinterest board) Perhaps - blues and oranges? No - cartoon styles No - technical / engineering drawing No - full/half page portraits of "characters"/actors No - Big Ben (it was built in 1859, the book is set in 1820) Wording Author = Robert Guidi Working Title = Isambard and the Cato Street Conspiracy ISBN/Barcode = tbc Back cover blurb = tbc (approx 100 words)
GBP 339 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $399.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
robert.guidi.author 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!
The design is exactly what I was looking for, even though I only gave them a brief description as to what I wanted. This is my third book cover from twinartdesign and each cover has been, not only what I have asked for, but more. I would be hard-pressed to go to anyone else. They are professional, easy to work with always seem to come up with just the right tone and style for the covers. I would highly recomend them to anyone.
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