deb_alber1 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a title that pulls in children like magic
Check out deb_alber1's Book cover contest…
The Princess and the Fairy
Deborah Albers is a social responsibility expert and has traveled the world teaching and speaking. Deborah is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Through the Paul and Deborah Albers Foundation, she and her husband have supported many charities that served as an inspiration for her books. She lives with her husband in Austin Texas. Her two daughters, and three grandchildren are never far away.
When a young princess is turned into a grasshopper, she is determined to find the fairy who did this to her and insist she change her back. To find the fairy, she chooses the fast but dangerous path to the other side of the pond. As she gets further on her journey, she realizes the decisions she makes lead to consequences, good or bad. In this story of hardship and gratitude we are reminded of the importance of kindness, courage, and learning from our mistakes.
Young readers, early elementary school.
Book cover type
A cover that will catch the eye of children. Soft, inviting, and makes them want to open the cover. Magical.
What to avoid
There are illustrations in the book so the cover should not look so different that it seems unmatched.
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.
deb_alber1 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!
This design was better that I imagined when I launched the contest. I asked for one minor change which was quickly added. This designer was easy to work with and fast to respond. I would recommend this designer and I will request them again for my next book.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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6th grade US (typically East Coast) high school students
Fans of thrillers. Readers of Lee Child, James Rollins, Randy Wayne White. Watchers of Criminal Minds, Daredevil.
Anyone with an Audible subscription.