I worked with Lena for the cover of my debut novel and was stunned by what she created out of my descriptions and thoughts, so there was no question I'd work with her on the sequel as well. The cover she created turned out even better than I imagined and I can't say how grateful I am. Working with Lena is always easy, she responded quickly to all my requests and understood what I had in mind for the cover. I highly reccomend her.
This is the 2nd project with this designer. 100% satisfied both times.
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Saved me big time on a different project, stepping in with info that prevented us from a huge problem with another design. Goes above and beyond expectations.
How aacarbonim started their book cover journey
Alvaro Carboni (May also be A.A.Carboni)
Chilean, Structural Engineer, mostly a nerd. Began writing short stories as a kid
Fantasy, Young Adult
Hidden behind today's soceity, a brotherhood of asassins called The Council operates. They keep the corrupt machinery working, manipulating and controlling the 1% that controls everything. But secretly, The Council real objective is to gather and conceal all the magic users in the planet, called the Seith.
The genre is Fantasy/action/a bit of mistery. So far in test proof reading it's aimed to young adults in the range 20-35 years old, man and women alike. Some of the readers hinted that this might appeal to the same groups that have read The Hunger Games and for young adults who grew with Harry Potter and now want a more mature (and bloody) approach for magic.
What colors do you want to see in your design?
I want mostly a cover with some sense of mistery but bright enough to call the atention. I began with a concept art of one of the characters fused with the world tree (Yggdrasil) but it became too complex for me to draw. I'll add it to the references. Some part of me gravitates towards a clean cover with an emblem of some kind, but it's definitely not a must of a safe card. Some viking references may also be important (in the form of runes or symbols related to Odin and Yggdrasil, mostly)
What to avoid
It's not comedic, so a too playful cover might just not be good. There's also a romantic subplot that moves most of the main arc, but i wouldn't call this a romantic story. Avoid the romantic part in the cover, as it (i think) would be misleading. Also pleeease no handwritten/painted fonts. Also not retro, and definitely not in the classic medieval fantasy style.