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Book Cover for a YA Fantasy Novel / Fairy Tale Retelling

Intisark needed a new book or magazine cover design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 195 designs submitted by 39 freelance designers.

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39
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1
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Some of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Venanzio
His first design was already so amazing and spot on, but since it was my first competition, my lack of experience made me ask him quite some changes. In the end the poll made clear that he - by far-made the best one! Great to communicate with him, he responds quickly. I am very happy with the professional, creative design he made for me!
- miroesja
Finalist - G E O R G i N A
I had actually seen Georgina's work on a couple of other book covers in the past and started thinking about how great it would be to get her to design something for me. About a year later, I decided to re-do my book design and I came to 99Designs for that service. I had initially remembered Georgina and looked to see if I could find her, but didn't, so I posted one of her covers as an example to other designers of the type of covers I really liked. A couple of days into the contest I noticed that she had started watching so I immediately invited her to the contest and never looked back! I have been really happy with the quality of work she produced, as well as the depth of options she has provided. I definitely recommend her skill to anyone!
- KCreech
Finalist - RetroSquid
A complete pleasure to work with--fast, excellent, and attentive to detail. I highly recommend this artist!
- Angie H
Finalist - Kinnara
Kinnara was just amazing. She is an absolute professional. Ready to change anything we needed at a moment's notice, she improved upon each prior design with brilliant execution. She is a wonderfully artistic designer that we look forward to working with in the future!
- Wade Valiant

How Intisark started their book cover journey

Organization name

Intisar Khanani

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

I'm a young adult fantasy author.

What industry do you think your business is most related to?

Entertainment & The Arts

What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?

I am seeking a professional cover design for my book, which I expect to publish in June. I will be publishing to both e-reader and print. The novel, titled "Thorn," is a retelling of the Grimm's fairy tale 'The Goose Girl.'

Attached please find:
- Formatting requirements for e-reader and print editions
- Book cover templates for the print edition (PDF and PNG)
- A document containing an excerpt for the back cover of the print edition, as well as a brief synopsis of the novel and a description of key characters
- The first three chapters of the book (to get a sense of style and character)

I will need Photoshop compatible RGB files with all layers in tact including adjustment layers and editable Type layers. I would also like a final JPEG all images and a final print-quality PDF of the print edition cover. I reserve the right to use these for other promotional materials, including bookmarks and my website.

I do not have preconceived notions of what I would like on the book cover. Please feel free to try what you like; I am looking forward to seeing your designs.

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$350

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