bc4ev2 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design the first of a series of four historical adventure novels
Check out bc4ev2's Book cover contest…
Tamsen's Quest - Tansen's Chronicle Book One
Charles W. Ross
Charles W. Ross is the author of “Computer Systems for Occupational Safety and Health Management, 1st ed, 1984, Marcel Dekker Pub. 2nd revised ed., 1991, Making Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles, 2010, Fox Chapel Pub. Inc. After 25 years of research in October 2014, he self-published through Amazon a book on his wife’s genealogy Grills and Birds of the Forest. This was followed by a three-volume set, The Ross, Kunkel, and Wilson Family History, self-published by Amazon in October 2015. Ross resides in Maryland with his cat Queenie.
New Hampshire colony, 1723. Tamsen is content living on their rented farm with her large family when the Abenaki kill her husband and steal two of her daughters. Now a widow, she is courted by two men. She refuses the rich and vain Thomas Waldron, who vows revenge. John, the other suitor, proposes as Waldron buys her farm and sets to drive her from the colony. The Governor replies to her letter saying he does not know the whereabouts of her daughters. Her resourceful daughter, Rachel, taken by the Abenaki, saves a warrior’s life, learns Abenaki, is taught Indian healing ways, and becomes trusted by the tribe. Always, searching for her sister, Anne, Rachel arrives at the Indian village and treats the sick. The tribe’s Shaman, who despises all English, throws a tomahawk at her back.
Adult readers who enjoy historical action-adventure fiction.
Book cover type
In the first scene of the book, the heroine, Tamsen, is aiming her musket through the open log cabin door at the attacking red and white painted Indians who are attacking. She is wearing a white bonnet over her auburn hair, tan doublet, maroon skirt and white muslin blouse. Think of Julia Roberts.
What to avoid
The cover picture should have a period feel of 1723. Avoid modern colors and textures.
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.
bc4ev2 collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
SusansArt has been extremely responsive and easy to work with. The design was a tremendous success with my "polling" folks. The design worked exceedingly well with the "family" theme of the book. I am extremely satisfied.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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The book is for all ages, potentially including children, teens and adults who like fantasy
The target audience is new adult females. 18+ due to violence and language.
Anyone who finds brain teasers and riddles interesting.
Young girls 10-17 years of age.
Mystery and crime readers interested in a series of books utilizing the same main characters.
Kids ages 6-12