Authentic Media got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a book cover for a Christian book called Sea Changed
Check out Authentic Media's Book cover contest…
Authentic Media publish books that build up the Christian community, promoting spiritual growth, wisdom, mission and creativity. A moving story of one woman’s search for God, truth and fulfilment which has led to a transformed life and has ultimately witnessed God’s extraordinary healing power. The target audience is lovers of biographies, the spiritually enquiring and those interested in stories of healing. Primarily aimed at Christians aged 25–65 in the UK, but as a secondary market this book will also be distributed in print and ebook in the US and Australia to the same market sector. Although suitable for both genders, on balance it will probably appeal more to women.
What's your vision?
• We aren't looking anything too twee, or formulaic (not just a photo of the sea!) • We want something a little bit quirky/that will stand out from the crowd • Modern/contemporary on-trend look • Beautiful/classy imagery for overall look • Possibly looking at artwork rather than a photo? • Key theme is transformation in life’s journey – so ideally needs to convey idea of movement • Spirituality book as well as biography, beautifully written which needs to be conveyed • Potential possibility although we would like the designer to have freedom. Artwork of her childhood home – a row of 3 Cotswold stone cottages knocked into one, resembling railway carriages as they were only one room deep, so you could see through from front to back garden – with a winding path (see subtitle) leading to the sea. The book is inspired by the following poem – which gives idea of lyrical nature/theme of the book: You are the only truth One needs to know But never can Because it is the one that does Crest the storm of Being. Ego is but the figurehead, Your carved and gilded totem Of hope against fear Forced to nose all the seas, Dip into desperate troughs Mount each heady swell, Crunch through splintering breakers Mountains high, you’re sure You'll not survive. But you do somehow, creaking, soaking Surprised? Just long enough to glimpse The next: you wished you hadn’t To reach a calm you had forgotten Could ever be, or later Ever was. The prow cracked, intact – the figurehead Contrite, and you're still there . . . But where . . . must remain A sense of You That’s true Beyond our knowing. Copyright © 1998 Daniel Nicholas
Allow approx 150 words of blurb. This is not yet written, so just use placeholder text. Allow room for 3-4 endorsements – include the following, but these may change: ‘Sea Changed is honest, unapologetic, full of fun and insight, an absorbing account of a thoughtful and well-lived life.’ – Jane Atkinson, formerly media advisor to Diana, Princess of Wales and Chief of Staff of Global Poverty Project ‘A beautifully-written personal odyssey of our times . . . full of rich images of Kate Nicholas’s “eclectic life”. . . which takes her from an eccentric upbringing in rural England to the corporate offices of London, before she leaves it all for a global search to fill the void she feels.’ – Tim Costello, World Vision Australia’s Chief Advocate ‘Public Relations professionals are sometimes regarded as disreputable “spin doctors,” and Kate has reached the heights of that glamorous world. But she tells her own story with honesty and authenticity, wit and wisdom. Nothing is being spun here except the threads of a fascinating life in progress.’ – Andrew Graystone, writer and broadcaster ‘I loved reading Kate’s life story and witnessing God and his amazing love meeting her and caring for her throughout her journey.’ – Cindy Cox, leader of US-based ministry Jesus Christ Heals Today; author Author picture and brief bio – to be confirmed ISBN 978-1-78078-162-4 Format 198mm x 130mm (B format) Imprint Authentic (logo for spine and back cover) Subject category Biography and Autobiography/ Personal Memoirs Barcode: jpg attached Spine width TBC but will be about 18 mm Spine info Title, author, A + Authentic logo, reading down the spine Back cover info/blurb TBC/subject category/ISBN and barcode/ A logo with Authentic underneath The Final design should be supplied as full collected files with the press-ready PDF i.e. a zip file including the application files, the images and associated artwork Colour Saturation Total ink weights in any area of a cover should not exceed 260% and under no circumstances be more than 280%. Any ink coverage over these percentages will cause longer drying times, or indeed prevent the job from drying altogether, therefore risking ‘marbling’ or ‘smudging’ whilst binding/trimming. Bleed at the top needs to be at least 4 mm
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at NOK 2,599.
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.
Authentic Media 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!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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