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Independent Publisher of Edgy Young Adult Science Fiction
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NEW BACK COVER BLURB: In a future that could be ours, Lizzie, a suicidal teen-age girl, barely navigates her own life. Then everything falls apart. In an apocalyptic land nearly deserted by disease, she lacks reasons to live until a shocking turn of events reveals a phone number. Her call pulls her dangerously cross-country to meet a stranger she thought was dead. In a world where there is plenty of food, plenty of gas, plenty of space… fear, anger and a lust for power still control the patterns of human life. We need a design for an Edgy Young Adult novel: All is Silence A Deserted Lands Novel by Robert L. Slater Back Cover blurb: In the near future, Lizzie, a suicidal teen-age girl in an apocalyptic land deserted from disease, lacks reasons to live until a shocking turn of events reveals a phone number; her call pulls her dangerously cross-country to meet a stranger she thought was dead. In a world where there is plenty of food, plenty of gas, plenty of space… fear, anger and a lust for power still control the patterns of human life. Potential Cover Tagline: "I hope you all die," she said. Then they did. Author's cover ideas, but totally open to other visions, or something more symbolic. It MUST appeal to Young Adults and New Adults. It is important the world is not destroyed: no war, no disaster, no aliens, no zombies, but it is empty. There can be fire or smoke in the background as a minimal element; fires are mentioned due to lack of firemen. 1. Space Needle at Sunset with smoke in the background. I'd like to avoid using specific faces. Maybe include Lizzie, the protagonist, in silhouette. She is described as a 17 year old of Irish/Mexican decent, a short, shapely tomboy with spiky hair. Kind of punk/grunge. 2. Pike Place Market (or other Interstate 5) Pacific Northwest locale with no people in the color photo and black and white photo with people in it showing through the text. 3. From the text: “Liz looked up from her reverie. There was a message on the giant safety sign. ‘ALL SURVIVORS PLEASE REPORT TO THE CONVENTION CENTER ABOVE I5’” 4, Or Zoo animals crossing Interstate 5 in Seattle or Tacoma. (Please use actual animals that are in the Woodland Park or Pt. Defiance zoos.) From the text: “Lizzie followed his gaze. A couple of tigers, their bodies the size of small horses, padded patiently across the freeway. The approach of the SUV and its skidding stop had not bothered them at all.” Optimally this cover is for the E-book cover as well as the print cover. So looking good as a thumbnail is necessary. Inspiration: Ross Chings' Empty Seattle viewable at http://rossching.com/empty-americav
Don't limit yourselves to the ideas listed here. Author is very open to other ideas and is extremely collaborative. This is the first book in a series and may lead to additional covers. Some covers I like from other edgy Young Adult novels. http://shelbiwescott.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/virulent_e-book-72dpi.jpg http://www.ilsajbick.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Ashes_rgb.jpg http://www.jeff-hirsch.com/the-eleventh-plague/ http://www.kristensimmonsbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/BreakingPointFinal-11.jpg Below are a bookmark and a very early cover mock-up.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at US$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.
rocket.tears collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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