ggpappas9 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create 10,000 Copy Sold Cover Design For Christian Motivational Book
Check out ggpappas9's Book cover contest…
Our target audience are Christians 18-40, but really all ages, seeking fulfillment in Christ and help with their everyday problems, and those feeling bogged down and weighted down by the pressure and struggles in their lives. Our book(s) is/are inspiring and motivating to help people not just make it but thrive in their lives, and we give every bit of the glory to God.
What's your vision?
We are looking for a professional book cover for our new Christian book "When Jesus Makes A Path: Discovering His Presence In The Midst Of The Hurdles." The subtitle should be smaller and in italics under the title. The book is being published through Amazon Createspace, is 5x8, and is about 150 pages before final edits. Our goal is to have a recognizably Christian book but one that catches attention as well with bright, inspiring cover with Heavenly light and the image of one small but central path formed from some kind of rocky path, waterway, or somewhere else a bridge/path would not likely be at. It would be nice to have one or two actual hurdles standing on the path. The point of the book is that Jesus wins all our battles and all of the problems we all face, which are listed in the book and include anxiety, fear, temptations, etc. We would like the cover to resemble the "Pursuit of Holiness" book cover attached with that path in the middle, but have more of the white light/soothing sunset feel of "Praying God's Word," also attached. We would like a font similar to the book photo attached: "The pursuit of Holiness", but with bolder letters and the top portion of the cover being a sky with a golden sunset feel. The back cover should somewhat mirror the front, just keeping that inspirational theme with a sunset feel. We are making this special cover to celebrate 10,000 copies sold of just the excerpts available, and would love to work with the winning designer again for possible other designs. Our ultimate goal is to have a non-cliché Christian book but a cover that is still clearly for inspirational purposes--eye catching yet still within the category.We stumbled upon the cover for "Captured By Grace" (also attached) which is very similar to what we are looking for, so that gives you a good idea, too. That is the most, out of the three attached files, similar to what we are looking for. Well, that's a lot of information---please don't hesitate to ask questions and ask for clarity too! This just means a lot to us and we pray we can reach a lot of people with a great cover and inspiring message. Thanks again! I look forward to seeing great designs from you all. Thank you all! God bless.
We are looking for the full cover/spine/back design with the full barcode already in place with a price of $12.99 on it. Feel free to have fun with this project and create designs as if you were walking down the Christian/Inspirational section of the bookstore. Think of what catches the eye.We want to depict a lonely, rocky/mountainy/waterway type of place at the bottom of the front cover that has a path carved in the middle and as the book cover moves towards the top, have that great Christian book Heavenly light/sky sunset scene with the title, with the subtitle in smaller, italic writing as most Christian books do. Thank you all so much! Here is a link that may be helpful for making sure the dimensions are right for Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/CoverPDF.jsp For the back of the cover, we would like to have the following description: "Too many of us live with unnecessary suffering. Some of the most common problems we face—anxiety, financial burden, depression, stress, fear, and others—are also the hardest to fight. The problem isn’t the trial we are facing—it is thinking the obstacle can’t be overcome. Too often do we just try to make it through another day instead of attacking the issues that surround us. But it shouldn’t—and doesn’t have to—be that way. Your highest hurdles that prevent you from fulfilling your destiny can actually be overcome. It’s time to bring it back to the basics: stop running from adversity and claim victory, not defeat. No gimmicks, no more regret, no more self-pity, and no more excuses. Regardless of your race, past, choices, or age, Jesus died to see you live a prosperous life full of victory. The turning point is now. Your life is about to change just by realizing that you don’t have to suffer anymore or carry the weight of your hurdles, and instead hand all of your problems to God and stand in tall faith that He will make a path of victory for you. He is the only true solution if you want a new life away from life’s curveballs. Your new life starts with understanding who God created you to be, and by realizing that He took your place and suffered once for victory over life’s stings. Get ready because your new life starts today. Can you see Jesus’ victory?" -George Papakonstantinou, excerpt from Chapter One (Include This Too please) Finally, we would like the winning design to include a PDF Cover for Ebook and Print Ready PDF File for CreateSpace. The ebook cover will be uploaded to Kindle Direct Publishing and must meet their requirements, and the same with CreateSpace. No hard line at the spine, also. A soft transition with the title on the spine and if you want, you can add a small cross at the top of the spine. If you could provide the barcode, that would be great with the price of $12.99 on it, but I can probably attach a file with a barcode template if needed. (We will be happy to answer any questions and we can work with the winning designer with more of the technical details, thanks so much again!)
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.
ggpappas9 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!
An incredible and very talented designer. Took instruction well and revised my covers as many times as I asked. I would definitely recommend this artist to anyone who needs a fantastic book cover made.
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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