The Cakamura DSGN team did an amazing job with the concept of my book cover: they came to the project with vision, intrigue, and depth/richness for the material being presented. They were flexible on feedback and brought inspiring options. Outstanding job!
- Danick Design & Communication
Very reactive and flexible, attentive to the client's wishes, answers quickly, and .... does not copy others' ideas like some designers do despite the ethical chart. Provides requested changes without putting pressure to be chosen among the finalists. The resulting logo and cards are classy and adaptable to several support. To be recommended.
Great job on the book cover - thanks again!
How kpraser started their book cover journey
Kim Praser is an author who has featured her work on Ingram Sparks' platforms. Along with writing, she is a high school English teacher who loves transforming her students' minds through any text. She lives in Illinois with her husband and two children.
Seventeen-year-old Amber Malley’s suicide sparks the depression that has been buried within teacher Kristen Hunter. The single mother of two struggles to cope with the loss of this student while coming to terms with her failed marriage that she denies to acknowledge.
Kristen’s father, Paul, deals with the rejection he received from his mother starting the moment he was born until he was two-years-old, along with the deaths of his best friend and wife. Amber’s mother, Mary Alice, ignores the truth behind her daughter’s death; instead, she decides to sue the teacher who encouraged the composition of Amber’s suicide note. Within weeks of Amber’s death, another student, Brian, commits suicide by walking into a train as a result of rejecting his father’s new marriage.
How will Kristen handle the guilt she feels contributes to these situations? To what degree does she hold herself responsible?
Women - 18 and older
I like the abstract quality of the sea (along with its significance), along with the detail of a coffin. There are two fonts used that complement each other along with the "sea."
Love the transparent image of the girl.
I appreciate the details of the background that is then lead directly to the foreground via the street. I do like the two fonts used just in the title alone.
I like the pixelated image of the skinny woman, with the subtitle along the left of her.
The softness of the cover is critical for women's fiction, which is what I would classify my book as.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
Please watch the red - this is a women's fiction book, not horror.
I'm not sure what I want on this cover; I am open to ideas, which is why I came to 99designs. I would like Kristen to be the main focus - she's in her mid-30's, so watch the women selected for the cover girl - Brian and Amber are high school students who complete their suicides, separately within a four week period. All have issues with their family life - Brian with his dad, Amber with her mom, Kristen with both parents, but she is living with her dad and her two children.
What to avoid
Loud colors due to the sensitive nature of this book.