Dvora Elisheva got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Creative book cover illustrating wholeness & connection, in the midst of disconnected chaos
Check out Dvora Elisheva's Book cover contest…
I am an author who has been transplanted back and forth between America and Israel. I am a Jewish believer in Jesus, and teachs in a Chinese church in Israel. My book is being written to share my unique experiences with the goal of encouraging and inspiring others to view their own lives through a new lens of hope. I share about my life, including abuse, my search for God, moving to Israel, becoming involved in Chinese ministry in Israel, and the emotional mental struggles I faced in later years as a result of my past; I also share about how I met my husband over the Internet, our marriage and my return to America, his death after three years, and my subsequent return to Israel. My hope is that as others read my story, which connects the dots of my seemingly disconnected life, they will gain the courage to connect the dots of their own unique lives, and to discover a faith in God that brings it all together.
What's your vision?
FRONT COVER Book Title: Connecting the Dots of a Disconnected Life Author Name: Dvora Elisheva Phrase: Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner, author of My Secret Name and The Elixer Project. (correction of a typo - it is "Foreword" not "Foreward" as I had before) Subtitle: NONE --- However, please place the words "A true story" somewhere on the cover. BACK COVER I have just updated a CORRECTED back cover copy. I had typos in the one I uploaded before. I've marked in RED where all the changes are in the text. Thanks! Please pay attention to the text that is centered and bolded, as well as what is in quotations marks :) ---------------------- FORMAT The book cover will come in 3 versions, all of them 5.5x8.5 inches: 1) paperback according to Create Space specs (https://www.createspace.com/Help/Book/Artwork.do); 2 & 3) hardcover case laminate (no flaps) and paperback, both according to Ingram publishing specs (http://www.ingramspark.com/downloads/file-creation-guide.pdf). PAGE NUMBERS Page Numbers: Guess-estimate is BETWEEND 225-275 pages ('m guessing ~230), pending final edits (in process) I will probably only know better by the time someone is picked as the finalist. -------------------Requirements------------------------ I would like you to have creative freedom with the design. I prefer original art work. I would like the cover to be a comprehensive whole, from the back to the front, that somehow gives a sense of wholeness despite visual disconnection. While my book is non-fiction, I don't envision a standard non-fiction cover. I am looking for something that is NOT the usual, that would stand out if looked at digitally on Amazon, or physically on a book display... SPINE The spine and back covers will have the Author Academy Elite logo on it. The logo should rest horizontally on the spine, not vertically. I have provided you with the logos in black and white, depending on the color of the cover. ISBN/BARCODE I also am attaching the ISBN/barcode graphics for hardcover and softcover. PHOTOS of MYSELF I have uploaded photos of myself for the back cover. Some of you are working on profiles/shadow images of a person, and you might want to refer to the profile shots that I uploaded. Other photos FYI, can be viewed or not. Please feel free to ask me questions. Thanks!
I am VERY OPEN to your creativity In addition, here is a link to book covers I like on PinInterest https://www.pinterest.com/dvoraelisheva/book-covers-i-like/ For your Information: Basic outline of my book is Part 1: Endings and Beginnings (begins with my husband’s death, backtracks through growing up in dysfunctional family and abuse; Part 2: One Way All the Way (my move to Israel and involvement in Chinese ministry); Part 3: Fractures of the Soul (my struggle with disassociative memories/emotions/behavior); Part 4: My Cloud by Day, My Pillar by Night (courtship, marriage, death of my husband); Part 5: I Will Bring You Back (my return to Israel and a new fruitful life)
$299 Bronze package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
Dvora Elisheva collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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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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