I am looking FOR NEW COVERS for young adult sci-fi/fantasy book series. The first two book in the series are already out and available, but I would like to revise the existing covers to something that is more genre appropriate. The existing covers as well as ideas for what I like in the genre are in the images section of this brief. SINCE THIS IS A SERIES, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A DESIGN ELEMENT THAT WILL BE INCLUDED ACROSS ALL THE COVERS OF THE SERIES.
It’s important that the new cover “pops” or stands out and catches the eye quickly. It is SUPER important that the Amazon shopper can see the title on a thumbnail size of 90 to 125 pixels wide. The novel listed is the first in a set of four.
I do not have any specific requirements other than to create something genre appropriate. Use your imagination and blow my mind!
HOWEVER, I do have some ideas that might help get you started:
1. The current "design element" that I have across the series is the medallion (you can see this as the "frame" around the current covers, as well as a miniature version of what the medallion looks like on the letters of the title. You DO NOT have to use this as the "design element"; just pointing out that this is what I currently have
2. This really is a blend of sci fi and fantasy. The sci fi element is found in the futuristic world where there are terraporters (like flying RV's), hoverpods (like flying cars), PAL's (an advanced personal communication and social interaction system), advanced/tech orientated outdoor playgrounds and where the homes of "today" have been converted so that they have landing pads for their transports on their roofs. You are free to use any of these in your design.
3. If you would like ideas for a "landscape" to use as the background, there are several that appear in this book:
a. Snow covered mountains with evergreen forests
b. The actual compound (a city) with the homes and their converted roofs
c. the high tech outdoor playground (I can send excerpts of this if you want to know what's there)
d. a city on fire
e. you could also use a sunrise or "dawn" as a theme but its not something I have to see
4. the fantasy element in the book can be found with:
a. young adults who have powers
b. mutant beasts from another world (the monster on the current covers)
c. gigantic bats from another world that become their allies and that they ride (like you would on a dragon)
Lastly, I will require the FULL .ai file (with all its layers) if your design is chosen as the winning option, along with .psd and/or jpeg files.
Hope those help! Let me know if you have questions. Thanks and good luck! Cant' wait to see your designs:-)