finklabs.org got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Your help is required for a new book cover
Check out finklabs.org's Book cover contest…
Evangelize use of open source testing tools.
What's your vision?
Book Project: "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Test Automation" This technical book is written for people working in Agile software development. Most of them know the fiction novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy" by Douglas Adams and its movie picture. Target Market: * Audience of Developers and Test Engineers * Developer works in a team of 3--10 individuals. * Developer works for a >SME company, likely >100 individuals * Test engineer in iterative development teams (Agile) are part of a the project team (20-25% of the team size) * People who are trying to build a career in test automation * Project Managers who want to improve efficiency of the development process (optional) * Quality Managers who need to understand how to support iterative development teams with test automation (optional) So that's the book...now about the cover.... The theme of my website www.testing-software.org could give you some idea on colors. The back cover blurb is already finished. It has to be incorporated. In case something needs to be adjusted I can forward that to the writer. The Book Category is "Software Development/Software Testing" on back cover, upper left corner. The QR-Code should go on the back cover, lower left corner, The BookCover is 7.5 x 9.25. I've the png and pdf template versions attached. Please use the templates for the book cover. I included the template howto from CreateSpace. As final delivery I need the PDF and source files. ############################## I received many designs that have a problem with the spine. So that the front cover image leaks into the spine. The attached template and template provide the details how to handle that. Still I receive invalid cover designs. So I attached the file "spine_problem.jpg" that makes the problem more explicitly clear and also contains a possible solution for this: I) The image will leak into the spine as a result of the book printing process II) Solution is not to have an image border where spine begins (for example use a color bar at back and front instead) Please understand that I can not accept a design that is broken in this aspect. It would make my book look crappy and I can not go into that direction. I hope my input helps to fix your designs. Please contact me if you feel that I can help you with that. ############################## Please make sure that you do not harm any copyrights. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!
Files attached: * Cover templates from CreateSpace * Cover howto from CreateSpace * Stars Image * Book-cover blurb* QR-Code for the book demo* Many designs feature a problem with the spine - the attached file contains a solution to the problem
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.
finklabs.org 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…
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