I need cover art designed for an upcoming book entitled: Dept. of
Reproductive Management. This needs to work for trade print,
front, spine and back - dimensions 5.25" x 8", spine width: 0.92".
also work as a digital thumbnail - see Kindle requirements for
reference for both:
This book is in the same vein as Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. Below
is back book blurb. I've also attached a full summary of the book for
reference. I'm open to just about any design, though I don't want
anything that specifically shows the image of the characters. I'm
to silhouettes or something along those lines, but I don't want to
show actual features of what they look like. This will be the first
a trilogy, so something to keep in mind there.
In a time where the Dept. of Reproductive Management controls who can
have children, those that break the law are mercilessly hunted,
arrested and often killed. Their illegal children are sent to
reeducation centers where department-approved classes can ensure
distorted views are not passed on.
Despite growing up in one of these centers, 16-year-old Maggie Ward
has a difficult time believing their lessons. She tries to ignore her
misgivings, but after learning her brother is secretly being trained
as a Remo – government agent that violently breaks up illegal
families – she concocts a plan to escape.
With the help of a tech-savvy illegal, they locate the Resistance and
finally learn their parents’ identities. The truth is more
disturbing than any of them could have imagined. Dark government
conspiracies, unstable Resistance members, and a dangerous
cross-country journey collide as Maggie races to keep the truth about
her past from destroying those closest to her.
Additional Notes/Key Elements:
- This society is set in America in the future. The country has become
more of a police state run by the DRM. They have security checkpoints
at every state border and monitor everything. Parts of the country and
cities are very nice, well kept up and just modern versions of how
they are today. But other parts are rundown and filled with illegals
trying to survive. There's a stark contrast between the lives of these
-The DRM have a seal/symbol but it is not described in the book and
therefore open for interpretation. As I said, they are very
police-like, but they do believe (and those people that follow the law
agree) that what they do is in the best interest of the country.
-All people in this society have an ID embedded under their skin. This
makes it possible for Remos to scan and instantly find out who they
are and their history. Below is the description of this from the book.
As you'll see, it's not detailed about how it looks, so very open to
interpretation here as well.
Description: "Every child in the country had a digital chip inserted
under the skin on his or her left arm, just below the elbow. This ID
held all the information about them – name, age, where they lived,
family history, blood type, and more. It was how the government kept
track of the population."
- The Remo uniform is a more high-tech, modern version of a SWAT
uniform. They dress in all black, arm well armed, and have the
training of an advanced soldier. Although they are a police force,
they are much more militant than what we would think of in terms of
Here are a few links to some books in the category that I like, to use