kdixner got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a fascinating cover for The Crystal Heater Handbook
Check out kdixner's Book cover contest…
IMAGINE a warm, radiant, portable sculpture that creates a cozy space near where you sit or work. IMAGINE that this heater is perfectly silent and operates for just pennies a day. NOW imagine the wonderful feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that comes from having built one yourself! The Crystal Heater Handbook is a step by step guidebook for building a personal Crystal Heater. It is written by Rainer Dubrikow, an Award-Winning Inventor, and Kirsten Dixner Young, the Voice of the Crystal Heater from the other side of the world. The book includes chapters on safety and building techniques, a comprehensive step by step section for the assembly of a heater, with hundreds of pictures, as well as stories and inspiration. Discover the process of learning from and working with an inventor! Our book is targeted to people who love to build and create. Things made by hand are beautiful, long lasting, and meaningful. The book is also a way to get people thinking about and talking about energy sustainability, because the Crystal Heater is an amazing device. Inspired by the European Kachelofen (masonry heater), it uses porcelain tile and natural crystals to gently heat spaces in your home or office. Using both radiant and convective heat, the Crystal Heater creates a cozy space with less than 250 watts. Beautiful, Portable, Energy Efficient, Silent, ~ all features of the amazing Crystal Heater! This will truly be an unusual and special book. We invite you to help us create an incredible cover! Thank you for your interest in this project. We are really looking forward to seeing the designs. NON FICTION - DO IT YOURSELF - HOBBY/HOME IMPROVEMENT
What's your vision?
We need a special book cover for a unique Do It Yourself book: The Crystal Heater Handbook. Title: The Crystal Heater Handbook Subtitle: A Complete Guide to Building Your Own Crystal Heater We are self-publishing on Amazon Create Space, 2015. The cover will include the front cover, spine, and back cover. We would like for the cover to be interesting and timeless. It should capture the attention and imagination of the person who likes to build or make things. People who are interested in energy efficient projects will also be interested! The design should not be trendy in terms of font - we prefer "classic". Colorful - Yes! See the "other" section where we have uploaded files and pictures to inspire you. The Crystal Heater is built with natural amethyst crystals. So - the blues/purples/violets would be compatible. We also have a yellow "crystal cover" that we would love to see in one of your designs. We would like a picture of the Crystal Heater on the front of the cover. (We will provide pictures - they are our own pictures) A smaller picture of a different crystal heater, potentially one in the process of being built, could go on the back cover. We will need a space for a statement or description on the back cover. See attachment documents for the back cover text. We also need a space for a bar code (see Amazon cover guidelines for bar code size and placement)
We thank you for your interest in this innovative project! We are excited for the project to begin. We will need an InDesign file for finished work (INDD). This book cover will be for a printed, paperback book. The finished trim size of the book is 8.5 inches x 11.0 inches. The book will be about 220 pages. The finished product should confirm to the CreateSpace guidelines and requirements for a printed book cover (.pdf attached). Colors we like - amethyst, purple, violet, blue (cool colors) and complimentary "warm" colors like oranges/yellows/other warm colors. The Crystal Heater is often built with natural amethyst crystal. We will provide photographs of Crystal Heaters for the cover in .TIF format. The pictures are our own - we have full copyright for the pictures. You don't have to use everything we supply, but we would like to see the picture of the Mother Heater and one other crystal heater used on the cover....some of the things we give you are just for your inspiration. The "Mother Heater" photograph should go on the front cover. It is the original Crystal Heater, from Europe. We would like to see at least one design that includes the "Crystal Cover Background". You can use it as a background image on the front, spine, and back covers (wraparound from front to back). The Author's names should appear balanced and equal, next to each other or side by side.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
kdixner 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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