Cover for Ebook Novel (Baron Syndicate)

  • Durum: Closed
  • Ödül: $150
  • Alınan Girdiler: 25
  • Kazanan Girdiler: paulmage2

Yarışma Özeti

I have written a fiction novel and need a great cover for it before it can be published. My graphic design skill is not even remotely close to professional-level, I have no particular vision regarding the cover's design, and I have no idea how the lettering should look, so you are welcome to get as creative as you like as long as it meets the requirements for the Smashwords Style Guide (specifically step 23 regarding ebook covers). For convenience, the guide is provided below as one of the included files.

The story is the first chapter of an episodic series of books my best friend and I have been developing for about ten years. This book in particular is a dramedy about a young man in an insane asylum and his struggle to understand himself in a world that doesn't understand him. The monotony of his life is broken when a large, angry man claiming to be from the future is admitted to the facility. Through this man's rantings of honor and contractions our protagonist with find the courage he needs to take charge of his life find the pride in himself he never knew he had.

Files included with this contest:

+Some character sketches so that you know definitively what some of the main characters look like (see note at the end for details)
+The first three chapters of the story in .doc format, so that you can get a feel for the narrative style as well as the personalities of the characters
+The first three chapters in .rtf format, just in case you're using a computer from 1998 and have absolutely no access to a doc reader whatsoever (and yes, I have encountered this within the past five years)
+Smashwords Style Guide

I'm sorry that I don't have much money to offer for the prize. I'm a broke college student working two jobs to get by, so my budget truly is limited. However, not only will the winner received prize, I will also provide the entire rest of the story for you to read. Because I value consistency, I will also offer the winner first dibs on designing the cover for future Baron Syndicate books. Thank you for all of your time and good luck!


NOTE: I apologize for the inconvenience, but not all of the pictures are accurate regarding the mask's appearance. Use mask scribble [url removed, login to view] as a proper, 100% accurate reference for the physical appearance and colors of the mask. color [url removed, login to view] is another color reference, higher quality. stupor c26 [url removed, login to view] is a quick sketch and accurate to the physical appearance of all three characters depicted within.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks again, and good luck!

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“paulmage2 is extremely polite and willing to do everything you ask. Like his profile says, he will keep trying and trying until he gets it right. His work is money well spent and I would love to work with him again in the future.”

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  • HackGate
    HackGate
    • 3 yıl önce

    in case you are not getting anymore PMs. I'm copy/pasting my reply here!

    no I still couldn't complete it, there was so much I still wanted to do with Baron and fonts. Oh well great contest!! Need to get back to my icons now. Dave must be angree hahaha
    Have a great day and GoodLuck with the cover and your book!!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • pufutama
    pufutama
    • 3 yıl önce

    Oh my.. My internet had issues uploading my entry, and now it's closed..

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      You're not the only one who had issues. I'm sorry that happened! I would have been able to extend the deadline if you had let me know about it. I'm not sure if I can do that now that the contest has ended.

      • 3 yıl önce
  • AgentBaron
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    I'll be stalking the contest from now until the end, so post here if you need me for anything!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • HackGate
    HackGate
    • 3 yıl önce

    I cannot submit my entry for some reason. i cannot press submit entry...?!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • SuperFloree
    SuperFloree
    • 3 yıl önce

    Since by the time I get back from school this contest will probably be closed, I wish everyone a final good luck!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • SuperFloree
    SuperFloree
    • 3 yıl önce

    Okay, I am loving this story! :D I think I'm gonna join just to see if I can get the rest of it for free XD However that section at the middle of the mask:

    1. Are those dots or lines or... what, exactly?
    2. Is that just a painted pattern on the nose?

    Thanks~!

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. SuperFloree
      SuperFloree
      • 3 yıl önce

      Yes, thank you! I've replied to the fullest ;w; Terribly sorry for the long post in advance. Unless you read this afterwards. Then let me apologize for a second time ^^;

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      Apologies accepted! You have a torrent of messages waiting for you too. :P

      • 3 yıl önce
  • AgentBaron
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    It seems a couple of you are cutting it close to the deadline, and others have not replied to the PMs I have been sending, giving my opinions on their work. If freelancers need more time to work on their entries, I am willing to extend the time on the contest. In order for me to grant an extension, you must submit some work so that I may comment on it and give you a direction to go in over the last days of the contest.

    Also, to extend the contest it will cost me more money. There needs to be a considerable amount of interest from everyone before I will grant the extension. Let me know here on the public clarification board what you think!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • HackGate
    HackGate
    • 3 yıl önce

    Will send you line art version tonight, do look forward to it, you can give me some advices and then I will move to coloring. :)

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. HackGate
      HackGate
      • 3 yıl önce

      Okay and check the PMs :)

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      I guess I'm not getting emails about replies to messages anymore! ...And I guess that means I'll just have to really stalk the board during these last two days. :P

      Anyway, I've replied. Thanks!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • HackGate
    HackGate
    • 3 yıl önce

    well just don't close this early!!

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      I've updated the brief with some more images, if it helps. See my relevant post for details.

      • 3 yıl önce
    2. HackGate
      HackGate
      • 3 yıl önce

      It is all going to be great help Sir. Thanks Again!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • AgentBaron
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    Does anyone here know of or play a game called Minecraft? I used it to build a replica of the asylum with Neil a long time ago. To help stimulate those creative juices, I have updated the brief with some images of that replica. I've provided the front of the asylum, a bird's eye view to show the circular structure of the facility, Lanzendorf and Dr. Goodrich's offices, the common room, and the courtyard where Stupor and C26 hold their Honorable Resolution. I hope it helps!

    If anyone needs any other references, feel free to let me know and I'll do my best to get you whatever you need.

    • 3 yıl önce
  • ThefatIronMan13
    ThefatIronMan13
    • 3 yıl önce

    I shall do my best Captain!!!

    • 3 yıl önce
  • AgentBaron
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    For those wondering about the mask, the texture is very woodlike and old. It's hand painted. The decorative red hair is very thick and coarse, like animal fur. The horns are actual horns (or tusks, if that is more consistent to their shape).

    • 3 yıl önce
  • AgentBaron
    Yarışma Sahibi
    • 3 yıl önce

    A note regarding the numbering of the book: Though the series is called "Baron Syndicate", the actual entity that is the Baron Syndicate does not exist in the timeline, therefore I am counting down to the "first" Baron Syndicate book via negative numbers. Ergo, this book is negative one (-1), the next book will be Baron Syndicate 0, and the following book will be titled Baron Syndicate, LLC.

    • 3 yıl önce
  • terrygu1986
    terrygu1986
    • 3 yıl önce

    A greeting,

    I am a skilled Illustrator, love this work!

    If you like visit my portfolio as well:

    http://www.behance.net/teresaguido

    Thank you!

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      The range of styles you can create is amazing and your skills are very good! If you like my book, please feel free to enter the contest!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • unsoftmanbox
    unsoftmanbox
    • 3 yıl önce

    http://kirichenkov.cgsociety.org/ do it

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      Those works are very beautiful, thanks for sharing!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • HerDarcy
    HerDarcy
    • 3 yıl önce

    Are there any specific items that you know you want on the cover itself? (Besides the Mask)

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      If nothing else, I definitely want the title and subtitle of the book on there. Stupor himself would probably be more suitable than the mask itself because the story truly is about him. But to be completely honest, I do not fancy myself an artist so I am completely open to whatever creative vision the artist may have for the cover!

      • 3 yıl önce
  • msimpson77
    msimpson77
    • 3 yıl önce

    Hi. Couple of questions....
    How old are the characters exactly?
    What's your target audience?

    Thanks

    • 3 yıl önce
    1. AgentBaron
      Yarışma Sahibi
      • 3 yıl önce

      The main character, Stupor, is 22 at the time this story takes place. C26 is a bit older, in his upper twenties. Lanzendorf is in his mid-thirties.

      As for the target audience, I plan to aim this story at young adults, but I feel it can be suitable for anyone 15+.

      • 3 yıl önce

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