Next Century Pub got their new book cover by running a design contest:
NCP Book Cover - Time Capsule
Check out Next Century Pub's Book cover contest…
Art & Design
NCP is a full service publishing company. We produce, market and sell fiction and non-fiction books to the mass market.
What's your vision?
TITLE: Time Capsule SUBTITLE: AUTHOR NAME: Dan Hetterson DIMENSIONS: 6" x 9" BOOK SUBJECT MATTER: Time Travel/ Thriller Definitely an adventure fiction read. **Author concept** For cover, the author would like a device like an old typewriter on the cover that appears slightly more complex (like extra wires). In his words: "It has a lever that you pull to operate it. When it is in use, it glows blue from the inside. I imagine seeing the blue glowing through the crevasses on the device, and not the whole device itself. I think seeing the blue through the crevasses on the cover would look really neat." **Book Description** The year is 2013. Sixteen-year-old Joe Dalton receives an old presentation from his science teacher from the 1930s. He discovers its contents reveal a proposed theory of time travel. Could it be? Joe asks himself? Then disappointment sets in: the device described can’t be found in the presentation. Undaunted, Joe searches libraries and art galleys before finding and almost identical device in the local museum. Should I? Joe asks himself. With a quick look around to make sure no one is watching, Joe slips the device underneath his jacket. I’m only borrowing it, he tells himself. Once outside the museum, Joe slips around the back, and carefully programs it based on his teacher’s presentation. After he finishes the last step, everything goes black. When Joe finally wakes up, he has no recollection of what happened. But when he glances around, his surroundings remind him of the 1930s. After befriending a young boy named Alan, he slowly begins to remember aspects of his life such as his name, his parents, and his birthday … all decades in the future. How will Joe get home? What will he face in his new circumstances? Will Alan turn out to be a true friend—or turn against him? What if you were Joe?
GENERAL DESIGN NOTES: - We need front and rear cover designed. - Attaching a graphic of our barcode area formatting for placement on the rear cover design. - At contest end NCP will require the layered PSD file so that our designers can set up the print ready file for our chosen print vendor. - Designers please design full cover, front and rear. - Please do your design work in CMYK mode! - We will need all fonts that are used in the winning design to build the actual print file.
$499 Silver package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
Next Century Pub 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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