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New book cover design wanted for best-selling author

$299

Book cover contest

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by JohnB8

Contest started Sun, 01 Apr 2012 20:17:11 +0000

Last feedback Sat, 21 Apr 2012 14:30:15 +0000

19% of designs have feedback

Client has no refunds

1. Qualifying round
Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.
2. Select finalists
The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.
3. Final round
Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.
4. Select winner
The client picks a winning design.
4. Select winner
1. Qualifying round

Designers enter their initial design concepts for feedback and direction.

2. Select finalists

The client picks up to six designers to continue working with.

3. Final round

Remaining designers enter revised and refined designs.

4. Select winner

The client picks a winning design.

This contest has finished. Congratulations to the winning designer HiredGun !
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North Star Books
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Description

A new book by one of our better authors - Jason Jahns. The novel is titled GMan and it is about a young, newly recruited CIA spy in Singapore during the Cold War. He is a deeply religious Mormon and struggles with his inner demons as he tries to learn about spy-craft and the need to kill. The whole story is told through the eyes of a 16 year old boy - his son - who is learning about his father for the first time through a box of documents in his mother's basement.

Notes

I have attached the cover art for Jason's last book, Kodachrome. It might be nice to keep a similar look and feel, but I'm open to anything creative/fresh. I don't want this novel to look like every other book on the shelf. I want it to grab attention (but in a good way). Cover trim size is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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    Contest Discussion

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    1. User
      William T
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      Thu, 12 Apr 2012 11:51:52 +0000
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      Nice work #136, HiredGun!

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      Ed Davad
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      Thu, 12 Apr 2012 02:52:59 +0000
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      Congratulations, HiredGun!

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      HiredGun
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 22:18:50 +0000
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      LaVie1Blonde, Thanks for the wishes. I'll keep an eye for you and your work so far looks great

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      LaVie1Blonde
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:41:47 +0000
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      HiredGun, I wish you good luck, your cover (#136) makes me grab the book..

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      JohnB8
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 21:27:53 +0000
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      thanks for all the great designs everyone. REALLY hard to narrow this to just 6. Would have liked for 8 of you to stay in this... Looking for some creative new ideas in the finals now!

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      Spidy$$$
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:20:50 +0000
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      all the best to u alllllll :)
      thankz 4 the contest JohnB8

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      HiredGun
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:37:35 +0000
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      Spidy$$$ thanks for the comment I really appreciate it

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      Spidy$$$
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 19:13:09 +0000
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      HiredGun you covers r simply superb man ,

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      vanessanoheart
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:52:42 +0000
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      #105 is nice

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      HiredGun
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:30:17 +0000
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      To Lalitha: WOW! you are the reason blind contests are so in demand. great book cover!

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      Gorjanin
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:28:20 +0000
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      To be a designer it means to have your own mind of creations, does not men to COPYCAT! Come on guys rub you head a little bit!!!

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      Kristie.inc
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      Thu, 05 Apr 2012 02:22:10 +0000
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      How about a subtitle "TOP-SECRET Stories About My Father?"

    13. User
      99designs
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      Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:24:47 +0000
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      The contest holder has guaranteed to award the prize!

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      JohnB8
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      Wed, 04 Apr 2012 00:22:03 +0000
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      Thinking of using a subtitle: A Mormon Spy Story
      If you can, try to incorporate the subtitle into your design. Thanks!

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      JohnB8
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 22:17:27 +0000
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      Hi all, if I've looked at your designe and not commented, don't despair... getting ideas from a number of colleagues... (so please don't withdraw until you've heard from me!)

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      JohnB8
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      Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:32:25 +0000
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      Thanks for all of your ideas so far! To answer a question a few of you have asked: Cover trim is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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