I need an ebook cover designed for a book of short stories—an anthology, to use the precise term.
This anthology will come out once a month. I would like the general theme to remain the same from month to month. Maybe we swap out an image or change the colors, but leave the general look the same.
The design should compliment the design of our website:
The font used on our site is Lato. I am down to look at options, but in general the cover should be inline with our branding.
Adjectives that describe our style: Simple, elegant, minimalist.
I usually prefer color schemes to simple as well.
Text will need to be editable by me so I can change the Issue number etc. I can install fonts if need be.
As you can see our 'Logo' is very basic. This could be an opportunity to come up with something that could inspire a new logo.
The book title will be:
Flash Fiction Magazine
Given the length of the title, a vertical format might be best:
The book will contain stories from about 30 authors, so I doubt putting their names on the cover will be an option.
Most users only see a tiny icon of the book cover. Title should be legible at a width of 106 px and possibly a little smaller. Look at Amazon for examples of the tiny icons they use.
It should look great as a thumbnail at Amazon.com.
It should still look great as a smaller thumbnail on a Fire, iPad, iPhone, etc.
It should still look great as a black and white thumbnail on a Paperwhite, Kindle DX, etc.
I am also looking for creative input and ideas.