Hi designers! Before you continue I just want to say that I want a design that is AMAZING. Not Boring, plain, safe, and dull. Please I beg of you do not make my main character, Lily, look like a pin-up doll or a girl going to prom. I understand that we are from different countries so the values I communicate may be interrupted differently but see section 4 for examples of what I'm looking for :)
1. Values to Communicate In The Design:
Updated: Also design with adult readers in mind.
Simple, Vibrant, Intriguing, Eye Catching, Youthful. Not a child—please. Also add some mystery and playfulness to the design and character.
The design needs to say a story with one look, even its with her face, hair, dress—do whatever you think will fit a romance fantasy theme. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A ROMANCE FANTASY FROM THE GROCERY STORE—my audiences are American teenagers.
You may use any kind of lighting and color in-which you best thinks would catch the readers eye and convey a message with one look.
If you have any questions, please feel free to message me.
2. Stylistic Preferences
On Pinterest, I have created a Book Design Board (please see section 4 for the weblink) that has image examples for my book cover. You are free to create the book style that you believe would best suit my vision.
You can use any color you want, so long as it looks AMAZING.
4. Example Images
Here is the link to the book design images that I’ve pinned on Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/baobvang7/book-design/
In addition, I've attached several images with my book cover contest.
5. Other Details to Help With The Design
My story is about a human girl named, Lily. She is adopted by the elven king named Aldamir, when she is six and grows up under his protection. When she is seventeen romance begins to stir between them and causes all sorts of problems between them—since she is his ward and he is her guardian. He is faced with the decision whether to love her and give up his crown or to abandon her since she is mortal and will eventually die. In addition, there is a love triangle between Lily, King Aldamir, and the human prince, Tristan.
Lily’s Appearance Description: Long Wavy Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Slender, Fair Skin, Young, and Very Beautiful—She like the super model Barbara Palvin.
Other notes: Lily is an orphan who lives with the elves on an island kingdom named Sanctum.
6. Book Cover Specifications
E-Book Cover Size: 2,500 x 1,563 pixels
Paper Back Size: 5.25 x 8 inches
File Formats: I require both PSD and JPEG files to be summited upon winning the contest.
7. Book Cover Design Vision:
Front Cover: You can position the Title and Author’s name anywhere you want. The title is, The King’s Flower and the author is, Laura Delford.
Back Cover: Designate an area of text to where I can put in my book summary. I want the text to be JUSTIFIED UNHYPHENATED. Please use dummy text to substitute for my summary with two or three paragraphs of text.
Also please make an area for the ISBN Bar Code and Price. Please be sure to add the following detail of my website address: http://www.LauraDelford.com.
*The Designer who wins my design contest will be featured on my book cover. So be sure to add "Cover By YOUR NAME OR COMPANY," on the back cover. If you win my contest, I will mostly likely ask you again to design the cover for my second book :)
*Also please leave a text area for where I can put a book review at.
Spine Details: Author Last Name: Delford and Book Title: The King’s Flower
Page Numbers: I do not know so to be safe make it like 100-150 pages.
8. STOCK ART - acceptable though not preferred. Budget: $50.00 US Dollars