aacarbonim got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Fantasy Novel cover
Check out aacarbonim's Book cover contest…
Alvaro Carboni (May also be A.A.Carboni)
Chilean, Structural Engineer, mostly a nerd. Began writing short stories as a kid
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.
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.
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.
aacarbonim 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.
Recently completed contests:
Gender: 70% Male; Age: 25-45; Typical Location: Large metropolitan areas
Women ages 20-55
The target audience for my book is women +35.
Four main groups here: 1) Middle aged lady whose last kid has finally stopped being a suicide machine. She bought “dra