dean5 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design book cover for busy publishing company
Check out dean5's Book cover contest…
The Magic Necklace
No author image / info on the cover.
Max is an ordinary farm girl who spies a strange glow in the barn one morning while feeding the animals. She discovers a magical necklace that grants her three wishes as a gift. But there's a catch! Each wish comes with a consequence that will turn Max's life upside down.
10 - 14 y/o (upper elementary - middle school aged kids)
Book cover type
Final trim size of the book is 5.06 x 7.81" (198 x 129mm). Title font should be 'Mountains of Christmas' while author's name should be in Crimson Roman font. (However I will take designer suggestions if you feel another font fits better into your design). The lighting should be early dawn (see "Ordinary Magic" book cover) . There should be a barn with a clear "glow" in the window(s). The setting is Mississippi, so there shouldn't be any mountains or obviously misplaced terrain around the barn. However, designer can place farm related material they think fits (so long as it's not distracting from the barn & glow)
What to avoid
Please avoid anything that looks like the cover of a "Nancy Drew Mysteries" novel or appears scary or horror themed. While the barn should look old, avoid making it look like it's about to fall down.
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.
dean5 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…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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Boys at the age 13 to 21. Parents and other support personnel age 35 to 60. The book will be in English with main market