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Create a Book Cover for Young Adult Science Fiction Novel
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I'm an author, and Convergence is a young adult science fiction novel for readers ages 10 and up.
What's your vision?
I need a book cover for, Evolve, a young adult science fiction novel. The size of the cover needs to be 1563 x 2500 px, and I need a completed .PSD file with all the layers cleanly labeled. This is the book blurb for Evolve: "In the near future, Americans lounge in comfort while humanity declines. Technology growth has outpaced humanity’s willpower, and dangerous new forms of disease, mental illness, and terrorism ravage the globe. Despite looming extinction level threats, most of humanity is addicted to their social streams, Edutain’s, or personalized prescriptions called Specials to stay, “happy." On the morning of National C&C day, sixteen year old Micah Greene is terrified. In just hours, he’ll be forced into a twenty year long contract for: college and a career, the military, or basic income duty. He hates the thought of being forced into twenty years of service, but hates the prison he’s been living in even more. Micah’s last chance at freedom lies in qualifying as “dark talent” before he gets his C&C day contract. Notorious technology billionaire Thomas Rune claims to have discovered a new type of intelligence, and is mysteriously recruiting those with “dark talent” for a new college he’s built. Thomas says his college exists for a simple purpose: to train and fight the extinction level threats heading humanities way. But everything isn’t as it seems, and being labeled dark talent might not be a badge of honor. It might be a death sentence."
I've attached a sample sketch of how the two shutter stock images below might be combined/blended into a cover. I'd love to see a mockup of this, but ultimately am looking for your creative spin on the project. I appreciate all the covers submitted, but wanted to put out the more specific idea (attached) using these two images from shutter stock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-240652498/stock-photo-friends-watching-sunset.html?src=z9LuiqShL8JwdD6hXsPYLw-1-71 http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-85425394/stock-photo-usa-elements-of-this-image-furnished-by-nasa.html?src=U65lVJTtXNSYbFSO-QbQ6g-1-23 Here are some designs/covers I especially like: http://www.amazon.com/Infinity-Lost-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00UMBGZGK/ref=lp_3511261011_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1446919713&sr=1-2 http://www.amazon.com/Jackaby-William-Ritter-ebook/dp/B00JEORUSI/ref=sr_1_15?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1446919859&sr=1-15 http://www.amazon.com/Seveneves-Novel-Neal-Stephenson-ebook/dp/B00LZWV8JO/ref=sr_1_33?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1446919631&sr=1-33 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CFA9RS/ref=series_dp_rw_ca_1 Thank you so much, and I can't wait to work with you!
US$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at £239.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
chadjgrills collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
It was a pleasure working with Bob2412. Communication was excellent and the work was completed promptly. The end result was a beautiful depiction of my vision. Highly recommend and trust with my future projects.
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