Entry #136 - Book cover design - by HiredGun

North Star Books picked a winning design in their book cover contest

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New book cover design wanted for best-selling author


Bronze Book cover package

Purchased for $299

(including 99designs fees)

By JohnB8
  • Last feedback - Sat, 21 Apr 2012 14:30:15 +0000
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Congratulations to the winner, HiredGun!

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Design brief

Organization name

North Star Books

Description of business

Book Publisher

Organization industry

Entertainment & The Arts


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.

Further requirements

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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