plainjumP got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Futuristic City under a Dome Controlled by a Ruthless Leader
Check out plainjumP's Book cover contest…
After two careers, one in business and one in academia, Laurel retired from teaching college literature and writing in 2015 to pursue her lifelong passion—writing. While she's been published in other genres, fantasy and science fiction have always been her favorites. She writes the kind of book she likes to read, with twists and turns and lots of quirky characters and supernatural abilities. This is her fifth book. She and her husband Steve live in Meridian, Idaho with a cinnamon miniature named Winnie the “poo”dle.
A twenty-third century city has been constructed on Earth under a dome, to protect its citizens from a natural world polluted by a catastrophic global war. The rules of citizenship, however, are brutal and relentless. Jupiter, the city's Supreme Leader, claims such rules are the only way to maintain peace for what’s left of the human race. When a young woman named Faron discovers her parents’ deaths were no accident and her body is changing in unfathomable ways, she begins to question the values of her society. Can she escape a regime based on deception and death? Is her Utopia really a lackluster prison from which there’s no escape?
Teens, young adults and adults who enjoy science fiction.
Book cover type
I like the design for Divergent (the skyline of a futuristic city, only under a dome) There's a design for Jupiter (the leader of my futuristic city) that I found online that I really want to use, but the cost of it (if I use it for a book cover, they'll charge royalties for every copy sold) is outrageous. I'll attach that image below, and if the designer can make his/her own version to go over a futuristic-looking city under a dome (I've provided the cover of Divergent as an example of a futuristic skyline with an image imposed on top, only that city does not have a dome over it). Also would like my author's picture on the back cover.
What to avoid
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.
plainjumP 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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