Design my book cover

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $220
  • Entries Received: 176
  • Winner: redAphrodisiac

Contest Brief

"In God We Trust," is the sixth and final book in a series. The series is about an international Christian talk show host who, after warning his listening audience that the USA has been weakened by the infighting of demagogues and political opportunists, finds his ID stolen, his family murdered, and his life at risk. Injured in an auto accident, he awakens in a hospital X-ray room at the outbreak of war, his memory gone. The first few books in the series deal with his survival, and how he gathers others around him, one of whom is a museum curator who has rescued both the actual "Declaration of Independence," and the earliest version of the "Star Spangled Banner." Thus the name, "The Star Spangled Banner Series." In this final book, he recovers his memory, is reunited with his family, and has a major role in uniting various resistance groups to drive the last of the invaders from the United States. Obviously, we are unhappy with previous covers, and hope for something creative here. I thought of overlaying a the image of a large, LIBERTY one silver dollar coin with the words, "In God We Trust," but I decided to try Freelancer.com.

The actual cover—including front cover, spine, and back cover, is 8 inches high by 10.75 inches wide, but there is an extra .25 inch added around the entire perimeter, required by printer, for bleed.

The front and back covers are 5 inches wide by 8 inches high. The book's spine is .75 inches wide by 8 inches high.
The text on the spine includes the publisher's logo, a tree, which I'm adding to the files attached list.
The back cover will have a printed EAN-13 barcode in the lower right corner, and a photo of the author opposite it, on the left corner.
The back cover will also have three blocks of type, with a heading line of text above each block. I must be able to edit the back cover text.
I prefer the entire cover to be scalable, so it should be done in something like Inkscape or Illustrator, not a pixelated paint program like GIMP.

Back Cover Text: A controversial president is assassinated. In the ensuing confusion, demagogues seize power. Several world leaders act to exploit the situation, declaring war and invading the United States. The loss of electrical power, phone service, and the internet—along with the destruction of all forms of transportation—results in multitudes perishing from cold, hunger, and disease. A faithful few, including an amnesiac who calls himself “CC," continue to resist, living out their faith. As others are drawn to his side, some begin praying for a miracle that will drive out America’s enemies and restore their liberties.
PLEASE NOTE: Genre: Christian Action Adventure; Biblical Speculative [login to view URL] TAKES PLACE IN FORESTS AND RURAL VILLAGES. THIS IS AN UNTRAINED, BUT PATRIOTIC CIVILIAN POPULATION RISING AGAINST WELL-TRAINED AND WELL-EQUIPPED INVADERS. THE GENRE IS Christian Action Adventure; Biblical Speculative Fiction. THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER (NATIONAL ANTHEM) PLAY A MAJOR ROLL. THE STATUE OF LIBERTY DOES NOT PLAY A ROLE. THE CROSS AND THE FLAG ARE GREAT SYMBOLS, BUT SHOULD NOT DOMINATE THE COVER.

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Public Clarification Board

  • osamaismail999
    osamaismail999
    • 7 months ago

    please check #235 and see the whole cover here in my profile
    https://www.freelancer.com/u/osamaismail999

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #224

    • 7 months ago
  • hmdtaher
    hmdtaher
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #214 and #215

    • 7 months ago
  • Akheruzzaman2222
    Akheruzzaman2222
    • 7 months ago

    you told that I thought of overlaying an image of a large, LIBERTY one silver dollar coin with the words, & quote; In God, We Trust,&quote;..but you like the best this cover.. this cover no use silver coin.

    • 7 months ago
    1. frank125
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      Yes, the coin, with the words, "In God We Trust," has a lot of appeal. But I'm being offered many ideas. Thank you!

      • 7 months ago
  • redAphrodisiac
    redAphrodisiac
    • 7 months ago

    #208

    • 7 months ago
  • redAphrodisiac
    redAphrodisiac
    • 7 months ago

    Updated file (back cover) #207

    • 7 months ago
  • mdrokibulhasan84
    mdrokibulhasan84
    • 7 months ago

    Sir Please check my entry #196 & #197

    • 7 months ago
  • hmdtaher
    hmdtaher
    • 7 months ago

    working

    • 7 months ago
  • sujithnlrmail
    sujithnlrmail
    • 7 months ago

    FYI : some of the designs have bad color combinations, which makes it hard to read content on cover page.. Kindly consider this while selecting entries... Thank you.

    • 7 months ago
  • meberrybell
    meberrybell
    • 7 months ago

    Check please #184

    • 7 months ago
  • eslamboully
    eslamboully
    • 7 months ago

    #181

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    Please check my entry #180

    • 7 months ago
  • meberrybell
    meberrybell
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #177

    • 7 months ago
  • Semihakarsu
    Semihakarsu
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #151 and #152

    • 7 months ago
  • FALL3N0005000
    FALL3N0005000
    • 7 months ago

    Please check my entry #163

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    Please check my entry #162

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    Please check my entry #161

    • 7 months ago
  • Semihakarsu
    Semihakarsu
    • 7 months ago

    Please check #151

    • 7 months ago
  • meberrybell
    meberrybell
    • 7 months ago

    Check please #149

    • 7 months ago
  • Semihakarsu
    Semihakarsu
    • 7 months ago

    Please check out #145

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    please check my entry #137 #138

    • 7 months ago
  • redAphrodisiac
    redAphrodisiac
    • 7 months ago

    Updated file #135 !

    • 7 months ago
  • sujithnlrmail
    sujithnlrmail
    • 7 months ago

    Dear Contest Holder, please check #130 and #131 Hope you like these designs. Awaiting your feedback. Thank you.

    • 7 months ago
  • sujithnlrmail
    sujithnlrmail
    • 7 months ago

    Please provide your valuable rating and review for my entry #118 please

    • 7 months ago
  • espaciom
    espaciom
    • 7 months ago

    #117 please!

    • 7 months ago
  • Semihakarsu
    Semihakarsu
    • 7 months ago

    Please review #113 and #110 .

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    please check my entry #111 #112

    • 7 months ago
  • mdrokibulhasan84
    mdrokibulhasan84
    • 7 months ago

    Please sir check and comment my entry #106

    • 7 months ago
  • luisanacastro110
    luisanacastro110
    • 7 months ago

    please check #100

    • 7 months ago
  • FALL3N0005000
    FALL3N0005000
    • 7 months ago

    please check #101

    • 7 months ago
  • sumitsurbhi
    sumitsurbhi
    • 7 months ago

    please check #93

    • 7 months ago
  • eslamboully
    eslamboully
    • 7 months ago

    #82

    • 7 months ago
  • Babluislambd
    Babluislambd
    • 7 months ago

    Please check my entry #80

    • 7 months ago
  • ismailtunaa92
    ismailtunaa92
    • 7 months ago

    Please check and comment sir #75

    • 7 months ago
  • FALL3N0005000
    FALL3N0005000
    • 7 months ago

    Check #69

    • 7 months ago
  • Akheruzzaman2222
    Akheruzzaman2222
    • 7 months ago

    where is your logo?

    • 7 months ago
    1. frank125
      Contest Holder
      • 7 months ago

      I don't have a logo, except for the publisher, and it is simply a silhouette of a tree. Thank you!

      • 7 months ago
  • Akheruzzaman2222
    Akheruzzaman2222
    • 7 months ago

    #63

    • 7 months ago
  • FALL3N0005000
    FALL3N0005000
    • 7 months ago

    sir please check #59 , #61 any changes then tell me i can do it.

    • 7 months ago
  • frank125
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    This is a book cover, no a logo.

    • 7 months ago
    1. aprana2009
      aprana2009
      • 7 months ago

      Yeah. I wonder why few people even submit LOGO's where it is clearly written by you that u need a book cover. Not only for this contest, saw this type of non-related entries in so many contests. Anyway, hope u like my entry #50 . Thank u.

      • 7 months ago
    2. sujithnlrmail
      sujithnlrmail
      • 7 months ago

      Dear Contest Holder, Please check my entry #60 Hope you like it. I am ready to provide any revisions. Awaiting your reply. Thank you.

      • 7 months ago
  • FALL3N0005000
    FALL3N0005000
    • 7 months ago

    sir kindly check my entry #59 hope you like it any if you want any changes then tell me i can do it.

    • 7 months ago
  • eslamboully
    eslamboully
    • 7 months ago

    #27 ..... #28

    • 7 months ago
  • Nobletd
    Nobletd
    • 7 months ago

    could not upload full mockup but I do have it done

    • 7 months ago
  • frank125
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    Please examine the front covers of the first four books in the series, as submitted to freelancer.com

    • 7 months ago
  • frank125
    Contest Holder
    • 7 months ago

    The actual book cover measures as follows: Front cover, 5" wide by 8" high. Spine, 3/4" wide by 8" high. Back cover, 5" wide by 8" high. Laid flat, it is 10 3/4" wide by 8" high, but with an extra 1/4" border required for "bleed," it will measure 11 1/4" wide by 8 1/2" high.

    • 7 months ago

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