I need a book cover that is optimized for both ebooks and print books.
The goal is simple: to have a cover that looks as professional as possible and entices potential readers to read inside the book and ultimately buy it. I have attached files to give you a better idea of what I am looking for.
The author's name is Brandon Whitworth
The title of the book: I Know This World Is Killing You (note that the word "killing" is not about murder, it is used metaphorically and somewhat sardonically)
Book Description: "When Javy Sanchez was born premature, the doctors did not think he would live long enough to breathe the outside air. The day his beautiful Puerto Rican mother Rosa Sanchez took him home was a day of celebration; He had beaten the odds and been given a chance at life. Fast forward 19 years later, and Javy is fresh out of high school. He lives in Orlando, FL with his mother and her neurotic orange Pomeranian, Roberto. Javy's best friend, Seth Watson, is a troublemaker with a carefree disposition. While Javy is motivated to move to California and become a film maker, Seth has no direction. What Seth does have is a secret, a secret that will cause their friendship to come to a screeching halt.
Meanwhile, Javy meets a girl named Alison in a coffee shop and experiences a deep infatuation for her he has never experienced before. While contemplating how he will make his move, he meets his mom's new friend, Lana, at a dinner party and has a secret fling with her that sets in motion a series of chaotic events that will change the lives of everyone around him forever. He becomes sexually involved with both women and is forced to make a choice. In the middle of it all is the anchor which keeps his mother grounded, the aging Pomeranian Roberto. A sudden change in Roberto's behavior leads to a discovery that further unravels the small family at its seams.
I Know This World Is Killing You is a book about love and lust, life and death, and how the ways in which we process pain determine how high we fly or how low we go."
The contest: There are two types of designs I'm looking for. Bear in mind that the main genre is contemporary fiction (examples: The Goldfinch, The Fault In Our Stars). I need the author name and book title incorporated into the cover.
Option 1. Something basic with the dog in the foreground. Examples are the files attached.
Option 2. Something more abstract that is intriguing, like art, or a mixture of colors. I really don't have too many ideas with this option, my hope is that someone comes up with something unique that catches me off guard.
*I do not want any book characters other than the Orange Pomeranian on the cover. The options are 1. the dog, or 2. something abstract. It's most ideal if you can submit one of each, but not required. Thank you!