I need a stylish cover for a Kindle ebook for the German market, including the back page for the paperback edition (see the attached document for the exact Amazon format).
The book is about new prophecies by Nostradamus who turns out to have REALLY seen the future and wants to warn mankind over the time of almost 500 years. So, the basic impression should be dark and catastrophic (earthquakes, explosions, tsunamis and more - but don't show that, this is just for your background). The reader gets action and thrill. Plus a shot of scientific knowledge (see CERN below).
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
Keep the cover design simple and modern with a bit of a scientific touch (see CERN below). Maybe (you don't have to!) there is the word "NOSTRADAMUS" in some cool and stylish way to be seen on the front page? As it's not in the title, it would be nice. But a clean + straight design has priority!!!
SUGGESTIONS (NOT MANDATORY!)
The finale takes place at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, a particle accelerator where the Higgs boson (aka God particle) was found in the so called ATLAS detector. Positrons circle in the LHC with 99.9% of the speed of light until they collide.
Some examples to give you a first idea, you don't have to use any and I don't have any rights:
Think of the situation how 99,9% will see this cover: on Amazon, amongst hundreds of others book covers, in a tiny preview. So we have 1 second (propably less) to grab his attention! In this second, she/he has to "understand" the whole thing: title, plot, style and so on.
So, please make it as easy as possible: reduce to the max ;)
For the author's name, please use Playfair Display SC (Google Fonts), as this belongs to the trademark.
Again: All of the above are just suggestions! If you should decide to use some of it, don't make it straight and traditional. A clean and clear major impression has absolute priority! The design has to be cool, stylish, powerfull, shiny, tech-like, thrilling.
THANKS TO ALL IN ADVANCE!