Daniel Berry made my first 99designs contest experience very good. Will contact him again for future work. Quick replies, answered all my questions simply and directly. Very patient when I had unexpected delays in my timing. Educated me on a few things about design when I asked, which will help me run better contests in the future. He submitted later in the first round, so the biggest plus for me was his willingness to continue tweaking, changing, resizing, reshading things several times after the contest was over until we had the minimalist cover wanted even though somewhat different then the initial winning design. I wasn't sure how willing a designer would be to do that after being declared winner, but he was great.
- Barefoot Nomad
How Kai Meka started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
I am God e-Book
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I have written an autobiographical novel about a man who believes that he is God. In it the author claims that he created the world, and proposes to explain how this is so by narrating his life's history.
The book covers his exploits from the ages of three to seven-years -old and is told from a child's point of view.
The boy believes that he is able to invoke the supernatural, and he finds that is partially successful in creating magic.
Some of his successes are as follows: the boy turns a piece of wood into a paintbrush, he makes himself levitate above a hedge, he has an out-of-body experience (observing as the world around him turns into the Garden of Eden).
The boy believes his lifelong quest is to convince others of his identity and this theme runs throughout the book.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I only require the front cover of the book, as it is initially being published as an e-book.
The book has been written in a way so that the reader is never quite sure whether it is fiction or not. I am open to all ideas, so anything based on the supernatural events above or any other approach that takes your fancy. I would like to steer away from religious images or iconography.
The book is available on the Amazon Kindle store. I have uploaded the first four chapters, so that you can have an idea of my writing style, should you find it helpful.
Book Title: I am God
Author: Kai Meka