AvaWoods got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Compelling book cover for Underworld-inspired dark fantasy novel
Check out AvaWoods's Book cover contest…
King of Asphodels
Born under the full Beaver Moon during the spookiest time of the year, Ava's love for everything magic, macabre, and mischievous followed her throughout her life. She fed her ghoulish appetites by devouring all the creepy books she could get her claws on, and filled her home with an unholy assortment of critters to rival a certain supernatural graveyard. Her lifelong passion for writing coupled with her fascination with mythology and technology led her down the dark, winding path to becoming an author. She shares her bat-infested house in South Central Pennsylvania with her tall, dark, and haunted husband and two devilish cats, Doom and Gloom, along with approximately a million bloodthirsty houseplants. King of Asphodels is her debut novel. Stalk her socials @avalenewoods
After Arikles, immortal Lord of the Dead, is locked into a bloody contract with Nyx, the Goddess of Night, he resigns himself to the fact that he's more of a prisoner than a ruler. But when his sister pleads for him to take action, he's forced to choose between his love for her and his duty to protect the people of Earth. While searching for answers in a sleepy New York town, Arik accidentally reveals his true identity, and is left with no choice but to ask the young woman for help. Their growing friendship ignites an interdimensional feud that drives a wedge between himself, his best friend, and his family, and threatens to expose a dark past he'd rather leave buried beneath the rolling, windswept Fields of Elysium.
Adults, mythology lovers, dark fantasy readers
Book cover type
Dark colors, spooky mood, easy to read font with a little flair. 5 x 8 trim size. Could include any of the following: blood, asphodel blossoms, shadowy figure with or without demon wings, golden dagger with a glass blade, castle with low walls, dungeon, Greek pillars or ruins, starry sky, mountain peak
What to avoid
Whimsical imagery or fonts
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
AvaWoods 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!
Best book designer ever!!!!!!!!!!!!! Highly recommend he listened to everything I wanted and put my vision onto paper and made it even better! Love love love his work!!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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