David Schulze got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Minimalist, provactive historical literary fiction cover
Check out David Schulze's Book cover contest…
The Sins of Jack Branson
David Schulze lives in Marlton, New Jersey with his husband, Howie. He has a BA in Screenwriting from Emerson College with a minor in Literature. Before writing his debut novel, David has written nine feature screenplays and has received accolades from prominent screenwriting contests.
Exiled from his idyllic village and disowned by his own parents, guilt-ridden Irish farmboy Jack Branson rebuilds his life in Victorian London as a house-call prostitute for homosexuals hiding among the artistocracy. His dangerous, lucrative profession lets him be his true self, but in his heart Jack yearns for the simple life he lost. Everything changes when Jack meets Oliver Hawkett, a street-rat turned entrepreneur with passionate idealism and gorgeous green eyes. After a magical night together, Oliver offers Jack a place at his all-male brothel, one designed to push their oppressive, institutional homophobic society towards decriminalization. Convinced a better world is nothing more than a fool’s hope, Jack turns Oliver down for his safety in isolation... only to discover how fragile it really is.
18-35 American gay males and straight females.
Book cover type
Literary genre. Readable cursive. Minimalist use of colors that pop. Old-timey Victorian style. Yearning/heartbroken mood. Photorealistic people/body parts
What to avoid
Stear clear of cartoon illustrations or pastel colors. Also it is not a romance novel, so don't make it look like one.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
David Schulze collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Design was on point from the very beginning. Picked up on the exact concept I was hoping for! Just needed a few tweaks here and there. MichaelStar was VERY responsive, always answering within hours. Very accommodating.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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