ella.w.henderson got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Fantasy book cover design
Check out ella.w.henderson's Book cover contest…
Of Wind and Lightning
Ella Walker Henderson
Ella Walker Henderson is an avid reader and writer, with a love of stories. She listens to stories in her day job as a therapist and listens to the vivid imaginations of three small children at home.
Desa is an elite warrior of inhuman speed with an affinity for knives. Conscripted into service at a young age, she pledged loyalty to her ruthless king. Now if she breaks her oath, she could lose the edge of her speed and healing ability. The king controls her, and she loathes him for it. Legends of her desert country claim that an ancient relic, hidden for centuries, will soon surface. No one knows what form the relic will take. Most say a sword (Desa hopes a dagger). Rumors say the relic can control legendaries, rare but powerful warriors like Desa. This relic would bind her more fiercely than the king and could forever destroy her chance of freedom. When the king dies in an uprising, Desa’s oath no longer shackles her. She joins a northern band of enemy warriors who seek the relic. On the journey to their land, an unusual connection develops between Desa and their leader, William. He believes they are meant to find the relic together. More likely, he’s manipulating her. If others obtain the relic, they will use Desa and legendaries like her to crush rival kingdoms. To find the relic first, Desa must trust her enemy.
Adult female readers of fantasy that enjoy adventure stories.
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.
ella.w.henderson 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 was so impressed by Wonderburg’s work in my first design project that I immediately started a new project for a book that’s only half written!
Imagine my surprise when the new project design, which couldn’t be more different than the previous, is even slicker - Wonderburg absolutely nailed the design on the first attempt and it only grew from there.
As with the first project, the designer was available around the clock to make any changes, innovated with her fantastic ideas and provided multiple variants of the final product that are each so good I’m considering adding some of them to the back of the book.
Thank you so much again - you’ll be my first point of contact for any future work!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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