magpiemareth got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book cover for Irish Fantasy novel
Check out magpiemareth's Book cover contest…
The Year King
I am an Alaskan resident, working as a naturalist and skiff driver, and also write fantasy novels. This novel was released in 2017 through a small press, and is now out of print. The rights for the book (though not the cover) have reverted to me, so I am releasing it independently.
Explore a hidden world of modern fairies, ancient evils, and recently-unemployed telemarketers A 19-year-old Dubliner working a dead-end office job, Ivy Gallagher has finally moved out of her terrible apartment and into a posh neighborhood out of town. The rent’s cheap, the location’s beautiful, and her new flat-mate, Demi, is only moderately weird. So what if the house is packed with exotic plants or she can’t even touch Demi’s cookware? But after two strangers visit the house, Demi vanishes, leaving Ivy with a lengthy folder of plant-care instructions and the suspicion that her flatmate is in serious trouble. Turns out, Demi’s not only a weird roommate—she's also a runaway fairy king, in a society where the kingship is little more than a death sentence. Only one previous king has ever survived longer than a year. Ivy would love to ask him how he did it. Trouble is, he’s been missing for decades. It’s up to Ivy to find both vanished kings, as she enters a hidden Dublin both magical and murderous, one that may have deep connections to Ivy’s own family. Can she save Demi without losing herself?
This is a fantasy novel, which would appeal to fans 'of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, or readers of Genevieve Cogman or Naomi Novik. The main characters are women, and the protagonist is 19. It's marketed as an adult novel, but could also be considered YA. I am US based (Alaska) and the novel is set in modern Ireland.
Book cover type
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.
magpiemareth collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Katie was wonderful to work with, receptive to feedback, responsive, quick with edits and tweaks, and is a talented designer as well. I would highly recommend her as a designer, and will definitely consider her again if I need graphic designs in the future.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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Everything you need is in this Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PLDefQKHtHje1kt5jHjDCnIMV7H4HVFRPWrCqV6j8
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