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Entry #89 - Book cover design - by line14
By line14

Dootsa Power Press picked a winning design in their book cover contest

For just $499, they received 89 designs from 14 designers.

This is the third professional book cover design process I've been through, and by far the most fun. The web site worked great and the whole process was smooth. Most importantly, I ended up with a great design that I'm happy with. — Matineecaddy

From logos and business cards to websites and stationery, you can get anything designed by running your own design contest on 99designs.

New book or magazine cover wanted for Dootsa Power Press

$499

Book cover contest

Silver package purchased for $499

(including 99designs fees)

by Matineecaddy

Contest started Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:29:43 +0000

Last feedback Tue, 08 May 2012 21:51:28 +0000

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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.
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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 line14 !

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  1. User
    Matineecaddy
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    Fri, 20 Apr 2012 22:10:38 +0000
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    Thank you to all the designers who participated. This is a close call. All the finalists came up with very good designs. Hope to ponder the decision, consult with advisors, and select a winner on Monday.

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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:03:47 +0000
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    The contest holder has guaranteed to award the prize!

  3. User
    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:48:05 +0000
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    As I look at today's entries, the ones without the author photo look better to me in general. Sorry about that! I know I suggested that yesterday. I just don't think the author photo adds anything. Instead it detracts from the overall design look and feel.

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    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:56:57 +0000
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    My ISBN number is:

    ISBN 0-9715890-5-4

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    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:54:35 +0000
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    Wow. Thanks everyone. This is getting really hard. They are all so good!

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    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 01:16:56 +0000
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    There is a typo in the answer to a question about the dimensions of a trade papaerback earlier. It should say 5.5" wide x 8.5" high.

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    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 01:08:58 +0000
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    The author's name is Hal Reichardt. All contest entries should show that at this point. Sorry I didn't realize this earlier!

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    Matineecaddy
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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 01:07:26 +0000
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    Added a new photo to the Design Brief. If your design includes a cutout for an author photo on the back cover, you should be able to cut out a decent head shot from this photo. My friends seem to like the smile and the beret. :)

    All contest entries should include the URL to my writing web site on the back cover: http://www.whimsystreet.us. Thanks!

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    Matineecaddy
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    Mon, 16 Apr 2012 18:17:13 +0000
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    The book dimensions are standard trade paperback size, which is 5.5" wide x 8" high. The spine width is 0.5" based on a page count of 240.

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    Giets
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    Sun, 15 Apr 2012 16:45:08 +0000
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    Dear CH

    Could you please provide the book dimensions (width + height)?
    Thank you!