Create an exciting book cover for The Dream Rider 2
ernie d needed a new book or magazine cover
design and created a contest on 99designs.
A winner was selected from 40 designs submitted by 8 freelance designers.
Some of the designers who made it happen
- " Portugal "
- Cora Graphics
How ernie d started their book cover journey
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I write science fiction novels and action/adventure mysteries. The science fiction audience skews from the age of 14-50, usually women but sometimes men. The action/adventure has a wide range of people from retired men to women ages 24-60. Most of the time those readers come from a professional background of some sort.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
I need a science fiction book cover for my new book The Dream Rider 2: Retribution.
The story is about a buy named Finn McClaren (dark hair, slim athletic build) who has dreams that take him to other planets where he has superhuman powers. In the first story, he saved another planet from an evil tyrant. Now, he has to return to the other world, and with the help of his friend Nate (also from Earth), this time to save the planet's queen, a girl named Nela he met in the first book. He fights with a sword, rarely using guns because of his superhero abilities.
For the book's cover, it would be cool to have Finn on the cover with a sword held at his side, surrounded by enemies. In this book he fights off an army of robots and men, so the enemies on the cover could be a mixture of both. There is an alien moon in the background, and that moon plays a role in the end of the story. It has a greenish hue in the book.
I've included some concept art but the colors are not what I'm looking for and I don't like that the character is shirtless. It also has kind of a 1970s airbrushed van feel to it so that needs to change. So be creative. It's a sci-fi book in the vein of Hunger Games or Divergent.
This book will be for Kindle and for Create Space paperback so I will need both formats.
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