Next Century Pub got their new book cover by running a design contest:
NCP Book Cover - TimeWorm
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: TimeWorm SUBTITLE: AUTHORS: Jimmy Adams & Brenda Heller DIMENSIONS: 6" x 9" BOOK SUBJECT MATTER: A young Jacob is invited to witness an experimental test of a time machine built by his father and fellow scientist friend. The experiment turns into a twist of animosity and evil plot ending with the fellow scientist using the machine to perilously port himself into a time and realm of evil. With him, he takes a journal from the 1930s outlining the science of time travel. To save both his father and himself, Jacob and his robot dog are forced to take the painful time jump, landing in Nazi Germany. What is minutes between jumps in future America is actually a couple years spread in Germany. Main THEME of the book: Science fiction, struggles of Nazi Germany --concentration camps, the evil, those who were good, keeping and finding love for family and friends, standing for a cause ***DON'Ts*** Don't establish characters in any look. we want the readers to imagine this themselves. No bright colors. ***DOs*** Unsaturated colors in the winter palette, blues, blacks, hints of red maybe. ******************** There are a few different scenes the authors told us that are major influences in the story that you can mess with. -Laboratory- This is a major point in the story because it is where the TimeWorm is created and where are story started off. -Holocaust Camp- Obviously this story is based in late 1930's Germany and the character finds himself in a similar situation. ****************** Mainly though if you have an interesting idea that could form all of this together and it isn't found in this brief, go for it. The authors have expressed that they don't want to get in the way of the design of the book.
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.
$334 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!
I love working with Kate (bride.of.the.wind). She is so creative, and has gone above and beyond to help out when the printer made errors in their instructions!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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