Jeepdon got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover for “The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae”
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The Never: A Tale of Peter and the Fae
Don Jones is the author of dozens of technology books, and at the behest of friends tired of hearing about his story ideas but never reading anything, had branched out into fiction. He’s written more than a dozen books, including “The Achillios Chronicles,” an ongoing “stories of witchkind” series, “The Prime Wave Accounting” series, and more.
[Amazon listing at https://www.amazon.com/Never-Tale-Peter-Fae/dp/1674456832 for official blurb] A Disney-free retelling of the classic “Peter Pan” story, “The Never” is told from the fairies’ (the Fae) point of view. Peter and those other kids from London factor mainly in the second of the book’s three parts, while the rest tells of the downfall of the Fae as their home, Under Hill, is ravaged by the Rot and they’re forced to escape to the human realm. Peter opens the way to the Never, a flat, gray world that is populated only by the imagination of children. From there, the Fae - led by Queen Mab and assisted by Tinker Bell - have to keep Peter and his Lost Boys entertained, less the Never collapse and take them all with it. Note that Mab DOES NOT have wings - that’s a significant plot point. She’s definitely in at least a simple dress, I think, and is definitely not an urban-fantasy punk elf. She’s a legit queen, evicted from her home and forced to rough it in hiding in the human world.
Lovers of classic fantasy; primarily 20’s and older. The book isn’t highly YA-friendly.
Book cover type
I’m imagining Queen Mab, a raven-haired elven beauty who’s seen better times - a bit drawn around the eyes, her hair a bit mussed - standing in front of a vague, gray-blanketed world of trees and stars. Flitting behind her, hardly seen and perhaps blurry, is a small winged fairy. Maybe Peter exists only as a dark shadow in the background, barely perceived unless you’d recall it, since the story isn’t really about him. That said… you be you. I’d love a creative take on the concept.
What to avoid
Anything that obviously mimics Disney.
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.
Jeepdon collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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