nancysteele got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book cover design that captures freedom, peace at the end of a long, taxing journey
Check out nancysteele's Book cover contest…
From Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones
Nancy A. Steele
I am a Christian woman of faith, a wife and a mom of two grown children. I currently work from home due to the health restrictions I have lived with over the past 7 years. I love dogs, camping, going for a walk in the woods and reading.
My book is about how God has helped me overcome the stumbling blocks of fear, despair and discouragement as I travel through a health journey that has lasted 7 years and counting. Along the way, God has provided strategies that really became stepping stones to emotional and spiritual healing. I discovered that those strategies were much more powerful than any stumbling blocks in my path. They led me into a deeper trust of God and enabled me to persevere as I wait for the physical healing to come.
I would say predominantly Christian women between the ages of 25-90. Some Christian men. Location: anywhere faith-filled people live.
Book cover type
Book Cover dimensions: 14 x 21 cms. Font Styles: Abadi, Book Antiqua, Lucinda Calligraphy - something easy to read and any other fonts that are along the same lines as the three listed. Mood: Refreshing, calming, familiar, something that brings a person to think of their place of rest (home, peaceful, nature) Style of imagery: I lean toward impressionistic art as opposed to high realism. A soft blurring at the edges - clear but with always a surprise in the details that you may not pick up at first glance. Stock Imagery: Not unless they are Royalty free. No other Stock images, please. Colours: blending - muted
What to avoid
Avoid: High realism Block style images/lettering Front-facing people Bright/flashy/neon colours
CA$529 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.
nancysteele collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
My design was to inspire hope and the designer did an excellent job by having the light shine through the darkness and the girl looking up to where my hope lies, with God. The designers use of font and colour made the front and back cover look very appealing to the eye. The designer was very polite and easy to work with.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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