tolnay got their new book cover by running a design contest:
A book cover for a dark story about moral dilemmas related to race, war, and revenge.
Check out tolnay's Book cover contest…
Less Than Righteous
Stewart Tolnay is a retired professor of sociology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1981 then held faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, SUNY-Albany, and the University of Washington. Most of his scholarly research and writing examines the African American experience from a historical perspective, topics that are directly related to the stories told in Less Than Righteous. He is the author or co-author of three award-winning non-fiction books: A Festival of Violence: An Analysis of Southern Lynchings, 1882 to 1930 (University of Illinois Press, 1995, with E.M. Beck); The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms (University of Illinois Press, 1999); Lynched: The Victims of Southern Mob Violence (University of North Carolina Press, 2015, with Amy Kate Bailey). Less Than Righteous is his first novel. He lives in Shoreline, Washington with his wife, Patty Glynn, and their canine beasts, Allie, Hank, Jake, Merry, and Skippy.
Otis Booker confronts the demons that torment him after returning from the Vietnam War. Otis’s parents struggle with their own demons of growing up black in the rural South. In the late 1960s, tragedy strikes the Booker family in the Pacific Northwest, where they had sought opportunity and a refuge from racism and violence. The life of Dylan Terry, a young white man, is transformed by his friendship with Otis and his knowledge of the adversity tormenting the Booker family. Less Than Righteous tells the story of the obstacles faced by the Booker family, Dylan, and others as they pursue the American Dream.
Adults, or young adults, who are interested in recent U.S. history, World War II, the Vietnam War, race relations, the Civil Rights movement, the anti Vietnam War movement, moral dilemmas, revenge. Much of the story takes place in Oconee County, Georgia and Snohomish County, Washington, so there might be some regional interest.
Book cover type
The cover, back, spine, and barcode box must conform to the style requirements of KDP. I can provide more details if they are needed. The interior of my book is using a Garmand 11 font. The book size is 9" X 6"
What to avoid
Graphic images, racially insensitive images
$399 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
tolnay 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!
JCNB was awesome!! He worked super hard for me and couldn't be happier with my design!! He was incredibly talented and turnaround time was very fast! Thanks again JC!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
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Adult fiction romance love and loss mostly female
Self-employed professionals, typically men ages 30-50 who make over 75k per year single or 100k joint, maybe they work f
Frustrated people (early-adulthood to middle-aged) who're too busy and too distracted to keep in shape; and who're tired
Teens (15-20), female, United States (takes place in PA).
The target audience is between 25-45 years old, speaks French (France, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland), who likes Sc-Fi