shelahmaul got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a striking book cover design for a memoir
Check out shelahmaul's Book cover contest…
I'm a debut author. My book is a work on creative nonfiction (memoir) with many universal themes throughout. The target audience is quite broad.
What's your vision?
HAUSA BLUES _AN UNFORGETTABLE, EXTRAORDINARY TALE OF AN AFRICAN, MUSLIM GIRL’S MISADVENTURES ON HER WAY TO A WESTERN LIFE. _ Sakina grows up in a small village in Cameroon, the daughter of the first wife of a prosperous, polygamous Hausa tribesman. When she is just 12, Sakina’s father expels her mother from his compound, disallowing her to ever step foot inside. Heartbroken, Sakina resolves to evade the spiritual death that took hold of her mother and each of her father’s wives. She boldly reaches for a dream of one day becoming a lawyer, and living a modern, free life—like the American and Europeans she idolizes on the only television set in her village. But just when she commits her heart to striving for an education, at age 16 she learns her father has arranged her marriage to a Hausa man. Educated in Belgium and wearing blue jeans, he inspires Sakina to believe he is enlightened. But when a fatal car accident postpones the wedding, it’s the beginning of a series of incredible coincidences and brushes with fate that convince her to believe her sisters were right all along—someone has maliciously cursed her. Her faith in God and will to live falter. But through unlikely circumstances, she develops a forbidden friendship with a night manager at her local bus station— a man from a scorned, Christian tribe. This friendship empowers her to risk everything for the chance to reclaim her dream, while revealing the purest form of love possible between two human beings. AUTHOR BIO Shelah L. Maul is a Speech/Language Pathologist in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. She has dedicated her life to empowering children to experience meaningful communication through the expression of words. So the first time she heard Sakina share stories about her life in Africa, it happened naturally that a partnership formed between them. Sakina has a remarkable story to tell, and Shelah felt honored to offer her the tools needed to express it. Shelah lives in Frederick, Maryland with her husband, Brian.
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.
shelahmaul 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!
Excellent, striking work! Really receptive to revision ideas and extremely flexible and accommodating. Couldn't be happier with the final cover and would highly recommend as a designer.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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