davyne got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover for Historical Adventure/Romance Novel
Check out davyne's Book cover contest…
Davyne grew up traveling the world with her diplomat parents, and has lived in Germany, Bolivia, Somalia, Afghanistan, Japan, Korea (and has visited plenty of others). She currently splits her time between the United States and Mexico. Phantom Rising is the final book in her trilogy of sequels to Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. Previous entries include For Love of the Phantom and Skeletons in the Closet. Soap Bubble Dreams and Other Distortions is an anthology of her short science fiction, and Carapace is her first science fiction novel.
Erik was not always known as the Phantom of the Opera – indeed, for the first years of his life he had no name at all. Forced to flee his home and his mother’s murderous rage when he removes his mask, he suffers starvation and torture at the hands of strangers before falling in with a troupe of gypsies. Traveling Europe with the gypsies and performing as The Living Corpse, he finds no friendship or safety… and his anger grows. After being persecuted for his hideous face across Europe, China and India, Erik is discovered in Russia by the mysterious Persian while performing magic and singing as no one else on earth can. He agrees to follow the Persian to Mazenderan to entertain the little Sultana, a child with a natural penchant for evil, and – no longer seeming to know the difference between good and evil – Erik becomes an assassin and gladiator for her father, the Sultan. Forced to flee Mazenderan and then Constantinople under death sentences, Erik returns to his home country of France. Angry, disillusioned and without hope, he makes his home in the cellars of the Paris Opera House, determined to hide from the world… until a young girl named Christine captures his attention. He is one of the most unforgettable characters in history – both loved and feared for the chaos he created in the Paris Opera House. At last, the story of his childhood is revealed.
People who like Phantom of the Opera, historical fiction and historical romance.
Other color requirements
I will probably lean toward a black background, and I would like the same font/same color for the font as the first two books in the series (images uploaded), as well as the same border/color of the border as the first two books.
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.
davyne 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!
This is the second time I've used Juliedesign, and once again I appreciate his responsiveness and willingness to take direction and give me new "looks" each time. I just love his work!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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English speakers, any gender, any age, but probably not young people.
Children ages 4-8
The majority of the people will be women but the book is written for both women and men and want the cover to be gender-
Female young adults.