scott 9PU got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a Non-Fiction Book Cover
Check out scott 9PU's Book cover contest…
I am an author, speaker, and Christian discipleship coach. Perkins Communications markets speaking and coaching services to churches and people interested in growing their relationship with Jesus. My goal is to help people gain perspective on the lies that they believe about themselves and about God in order to live well.
What's your vision?
I would like a cover designed for the non-fiction book that I am writing. On the front I'd like the title in the middle - Tree of Lies The subtitle in a smaller font - Transforming Decisions, Behaviors, and Relationships By Gaining Perspective On Your Identity in Christ The author name is Scott Perkins Also on the front, bottom - Foreword by Kary Oberbrunner, Author of Day Job to Dream Job, The Deeper Path, and Your Secret Name This book will come in two versions: paperback 6 x 9 (Create Space specs) and hardcover laminate 6 x 9 (Ingram publishing specs). Their websites have the correct dimensions, bleed, etc. Also, I'd like a Kindle cover as well. The description of the content follows: God created the first man and woman with the intent that they would be rooted in His image. Meaning that their source of worth and significance would be found in who God said they were. As the story goes, the man and woman were tempted and believed that God could not be trusted and that something more than God was needed for wholeness. Seeking identity apart form God led to the experience of shame - feelings of worthlessness and being unloveable - and the man and woman sought to cover up. This is our inheritance. All of us are pursuing wholeness. So we create a false identity rooted in things like relationships, roles, popularity, perfection, being productive, possessions, etc. This inevitable leads to a life of bad fruit - busyness, possessiveness, manipulation, objectifying people, worry, anger, etc. As we try to overcome this bad fruit, we try harder to invest in the false sense of self. Deepening our root, believing the lies that we are not good enough. We try to change the tree of our life by changing the fruit. But here is the deeper principle: If you want to change the fruit, you have to change the root. Becoming rooted in Christ, being a disciple, requires that we see ourselves as He sees us. Believing the truth. Freed from trying to live up to an ever changing standard of the world, our decisions, behaviors, and relationships become transformed.
I want you to have freedom in the design. If photos are used, please use those that are creative commons so that I do not have to pay royalties for the sales of my book. I like simplicity. My two ideas (this is not my area of strength) are: 1. Sketch of a tree (showing roots) that has no leaves, but there is one enticing piece of fruit dangling. 2. A tree with a full top, but a atrophied system of roots. Again, not great ideas, but this is not my strength. Attached are two illustrations from within the book, not to be used, but to give you more idea of the content.
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.
scott 9PU 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!
Once again, working with this designer was a great experience. She was responsive and helped to make the cover of my novel exactly what I wanted. I'm looking forward to working with her again.
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