Lina Maler got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Appealing E-book design for funny novel about a romantic and eventful holiday in Cuba
Check out Lina Maler's Book cover contest…
Kuba, Cocktails und ein Koffer
Lina Maler is one of my pseudonyms. I was born in the South of Germany, studied German, English and Drama in Munich and then went to Berlin, where I still live. Amongst other things I worked as a teacher of German, English and Drama and also taught creative writing. Since the 80’s I have, under other pseudonymns, been writing texts for children’s theatres and a few short stories that were published in magazines and the publishing house “Elefantenpress”. Except for writing, books, good food and travelling I am interested in anything life has in store for me – not just the sunny side. And when it sometimes looks a little grey, I love to brighten up my texts and my life with a good deal of humour. So far I have published the first volume of the series “Woman Travelling”: "Die Seelenjoggerin – Traumurlaub mit Zwischenfällen" (Soul jogger – Dream holiday with incidents): https://www.amazon.de/Die-Seelenjoggerin-Traumurlaub-Zwischenf%C3%A4llen-Reisen-ebook/dp/B08PL6HN65 “Cuba, Cocktails and a suitcase” is the second volume.
Elena longs for Caribbean colours and a relaxed holiday. She wants to leave behind her job in Berlin with scheming colleages, while her lover Adrian – busy as always – travels to a congress. So she flies to Cuba to find Caribbean ease. After her arrival her suitcase is lost and cannot be found. What Elena finds is Ancient Havana, sunshine, white beaches, blue water, laughing people, coulourful vintage cars, tasty cocktails, irresistible Manuel – additionally a bit of Cuban everyday life and an adventurous road trip over the island. In the end she finds her suitcase and knows more about Cuba, its cocktails – but also about Manuel, her colleagues and finally even about Adrian.
Mostly women over 30 years (in Germany as there will be no translation available)
Other color requirements
Bright - though not shrill I love all shades of blue for water and sky, in particular in contrast with white beaches and green palm trees. As to clothes I love to dress in red.
The cover should be an eye-catcher, should be funny and refer to some positive image of holiday in Cuba (beaches, vintage cars, cocktails), but also an element of suspense (black suitcase). https://www.amazon.de/Amor-%20aGep%C3%A4ck-Liebesroman-Dana-Summer-ebook/dp/B01GTD12A8?asin=B01GTD12A8&revisionId=eae579fe&format=1&depth=1 https://www.amazon.de/Die-Seelenjoggerin-Traumurlaub-Zwischenf%C3%A4llen-Reisen-ebook/dp/B08PL6HN65 https://www.amazon.de/vermutlich-beste-schlechteste-Idee-ever-ebook/dp/B08W52MGWQ/ref=sr_1_466?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1NRKTX2Y1Q7VX&dchild=1&keywords=bestseller+kindle&qid=1627674435&s=digital-text&sprefix=Bestseller%2Cstripbooks%2C181&sr=1-466&asin=B08W52MGWQ&revisionId=ec1cf603&format=1&depth=1 https://www.amazon.de/Oma-Lotte-macht-die-Biege-ebook/dp/B07PPX8B5N/ref=sr_1_2?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=1MUWMZG7PXF7A&dchild=1&keywords=oma+lotte+macht+die+biege&qid=1627670835&s=digital-text&sprefix=Oma+Lotte+macht+die+Bie%2Cdigital-text%2C174&sr=1-2
What to avoid
Not too detailed (Amazon e-book format!)
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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.
Lina Maler 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!
Lupita hat sich als kreativ, flexibel und äußerst zuverlässig erwiesen. Sie hat alle meine Einwände und Anregungen nicht nur aufgegriffen, sondern kreativ zu neuen Vorschlägen verarbeitet. Dabei zeigte sie auch sehr gutes Einfühlungsvermögen in die Fakten, die ihr für das Buchcover zur Verfügung standen. Während andere sie nicht oder kaum gelesen zu haben schienen, konnte sie so Lösungen produzieren, die dem Inhalt gerecht wurden. Ihre Rückmeldungen kamen immer fast sofort.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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