raynkuili got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a cover for a psychological sci-fi serial novel (3 seasons)
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Eden Can Wait
Ray N. Kuili
Ray N. Kuili is a US-based author of novels and short stories, including AWAKENING, OVERDOSE, THE LAST MASK and the new serialized novel EDEN CAN WAIT. His books include elements of psychological thriller, suspense and science fiction and explore such themes as power, integrity, self-discovery and personal freedom.
Eden Can Wait is serialized novel. It's a story of two young people who find themselves involved in an experiment that aims to reverse human aging using psychological means. The story is categorized as sci-fi, but has elements of mystery and suspense. See more details in Creative vision section
Adult readers who like psychological thrillers, mystery and science fiction.
I need a cover for my serial novel Eden Can Wait, which so far been published in episodes. Now as I switch to subscription-based seasons, I need 3 season covers. The current design is available here: https://www.amazon.com//dp/B00OI9H8F4 In the season covers, I'd like to see a variation of this design (see notes below). I'm very open to other ideas too. Please don't spend time submitting the same (or very similar) design, with same colors, fonts, elements, etc. simply with a human figure added -- I'm looking for something that would be closer to a book published by a major publisher. Additional details: - The cover MUST work well for Kindle Store, i.e. attract attention of the right readers when seen as a small thumbnail on a page with dosens of other books - The novel takes place in an undisclosed location in modern-day America, somewhere near Boston. It centers around experiences and internal journeys of two young people who get involved in an experiment that aims to reverse human aging using psychological means. The title and the current design are an allusion to the Garden of Eden and the fruit of knowledge of good and evil. The door symbolizes the promise of a life without fear of mortality. I'd like the new design to reflect these themes as well (whether by following the same design idea or through other means). Overall, I want to cover to suggest mystery, without becoming too dark. Note that in the current design, the door opens outward, but with a human facing it, it should be opening inward. Also, it should be a door of a research facility (e.g. brushed steel), not a closet door. - I would like an existing logo to be integrated into the design (appear engraved on the door). The logo mock-up logo file is attached. Feel free to change the font.Also no need to include words " Experimental Science Institute" on the door. ESI is the name of the organization that conducts the experiment, All season should use the same design with the following variation: season 1 - a man facing the door, season 2 - a woman, season 3 - a man and a woman together. Also, a slight variation of the color scheme likely would help. Potentially, there will be season 4, with the man and the woman facing each other, but that would be handled via a different order. Mentioning this only since this may affect the choice of the models. - Human figures: modern looking, about 25-years-old, casually dressed, medium hight, neither one sexualized, stranding straight, as if facing a challenge. Man: masculine, but not overly pumped up (see an attached sample - just for the figuire, not the colors), short/regular haircut. Woman: slim, short or shoulder-length haircut, preferably brown hair (a good example is Juliana Crane in the recent TV series The Man In The High Castle )
What to avoid
Making playful or too dark and menacing
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.
raynkuili collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected 2 winners!
Une fois le projet accepté, la réalisation de la couverture du livre a été très rapide. Le graphisme est au top, il reflète parfaitement le décor et l'ambiance du contenu. Le rendu est original, en adéquation parfaite avec ma demande.
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