CraigscoplanI got their new book cover by running a design contest:
A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery
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The Dying Debutante -- A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Craig Stephen Copland
Craig Stephen Copland is a dedicated Sherlockian who is on a mission to write 60 New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries, each one a tribute to one of the original stories in The Canon. The Dying Detective is the 46th in the series. He has been writing these stories while living in New York, Toronto, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Bahrain, and the Okanagan Valley.
This is a Sherlock Holmes fan-fiction story. It is set in 1903 in London. A beautiful, young debutante comes to 221B Baker Street and tells Sherlock Holmes her family is trying to murder her.
Adults age 35+, higher than average education and income. English speaking. They read ebooks and are attracted to historical mysteries and cozy mysteries.
Other color requirements
colors that convey mystery. see urls in the brief to get an idea of best selling covers in mystery/historical mystery/cozy mystery.
Please see author's website (www.SherlockHolmesMystery.com) to view all previous covers. I am looking for an updated look that is in line with current bestsellers in Historical Fiction Kindle bestsellers. A silhouette of Sherlock Holmes should appear somewhere. See the following: https://99designs.ca/inspiration/book-covers/historical-fiction https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Mysteries/zgbs/digital-text/157307011/ref=zg_bs_unv_kstore_4_157313011_1 https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Historical-Mysteries/zgbs/digital-text/157313011/ref=zg_bs_nav_kstore_4_157307011 https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Kindle-Store-Cozy-Mystery/zgbs/digital-text/6190476011/ref=zg_bs_nav_kstore_5_157313011
What to avoid
Sherlock Holmes fan fiction is also read by those who enjoy cozy mysteries. So, no blood and guts, no overt sexual images. Do not put a pipe in Sherlock's mouth as FB considers that the promotion of tobacco use (I'm serious).
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.
CraigscoplanI collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected 4 winners!
Shark Azer had a great design, worked with me as I revised my thoughts and visual, and even helped guide me through some of the things I had not considered.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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