ankupka got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Book Cover for romance/holiday fiction/romantic comedy
Check out ankupka's Book cover contest…
Das Chalet am See *(subject to change)
Anna Camilla Kupka
The final blurb will be in German, but in a nutshell the story is about Lucy, a Yoga teacher from London who inherited a big house right at the lake 'Tegernsee' which she wants to convert into a small Yoga Hotel. She faces quite a bit of resistance from the local community but as she meets new friends and finds her own strength, she also discovers that Tegernsee might finally mean 'home ' for her. Notes for the designer: - Tegernsee is an actual, well-known place in Bavaria/Germany - If the hotel is to be shown, it would be Chalet-style as found in Swiss skiing resorts. Wooden, cosy, yet light and elegant. The style shouldn't come across as to winterly/Christmassy though as the story takes place in the spring. - The contest is for a pre-order, so title, blurb etc. are still subject to change. The designer would have to be willing to make small adjustments as a part of the contest afterwards (nothing major - just blurb and possibly title.) - This is the first cover in a series, so the cover should lend itself to sequels and the designer can be certain of follow-up work.
Women between 35 and 55 who are into romance, surprises, a nice lifestyle and the discovery of self-love.
Book cover type
The books is supposed to be a 'getaway' from everyday life. The cover should invoke a sense of longing to get away/go on holidays/disappear for while. It should be positive, light, 'healthy'. A feel-good book.
What to avoid
It shouldn't look too old and kitsch like many typical romance novels do but can also convey a sense of fun/an easy going lifestyle.
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.
ankupka collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Wonderful designer with lots of patience and the genuine desire to really understand the customers' needs. I'm very happy with my book covers, would definitely recommend Maria and am looking forward to working with her again!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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