Paper Raven Books got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Cover Contest For A Fiction Series Exile: A New Beginning Book 4
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Exile: A New Beginning
ML Dunker has been a reader for as long as she can remember, and when she thought the books didn’t reflect the people she knew and loved, she wrote her own stories. A reader and a writer, she truly believes the most important piece of paper anyone will ever own is a passport. She lives with another like-minded soul in a magical woods on the shores of a Minnesota lake.
Zren Janin has friends in high places. Through accident and adventure he knows Ngahuru of the West Islands, Miyamoto Suki, a diplomat of Vikland, Bima Ritwik the Softfoot, Solkka Ulani, a man who is more than the son of a coffee farmer, and Vikland’s prolific inventor and firemaster, Chul Swyler. He is loyal to those he calls his family: Rell Huena, Piffik Qanaq, Siba and Rygee Namikk. He respects the talents of the Wrens who came to fight for a chance at a better future than Kerek City would offer: Oro, Falan, Callis, Linna, Nelo, Arden, Josef, Kid, Dica, Ross, Jenny, and Tyra. He understands those who want a place to belong: Lou, Inezi, and Therin. But not all of them will survive the war. Some will carry scars that will never fade. During one of Ngahuru’s long trips away from the others, the news comes to Manumina the Kerek King’s son and heir has been murdered in the Sinner’s District along with his friend, Primo Resoro. Without knowing who did it and why, the Kerek King and his wife flee the country with all the gold they can carry. Kerek City is a gift for the taking for any country who can get there first. But there is no peace. Ngahuru’s network collapses through betrayal and violence. The remaining Wrens fly to anywhere they think is safe. Vigilantes search for traitors, ragged soldiers look for someone to blame. Who is still alive and who is not? What does the future look like when the people you love cannot be found? How can you search for someone when you don’t know where to look? What can a future in Vikland hold when the Wrens wear the faces of the enemy, and the Conrosans the voice of another language? As the world turns upside down, Zren Janin wonders what truths will remain, what promises will be kept.
Middle grade/Young Adult/Adult who like cozy fantasy
Book cover type
I am wide open on this one. The book covers the end of a war and the aftermath. (The good guys didn’t win.) Our heroes and friends are refugees in another country. Read the back copy and surprise me. Please see books 1 through 3 for fonts and layouts. A Gift of the Stars Manumina War and Wrens Pictures attached - see below
What to avoid
It’s not medieval, it is not modern. It’s an alternate reality, but no dragons or mythical creatures. It is middle grade/young teen so no gory battlegrounds, please.
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.
Paper Raven Books 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!
Klassic Designs always does a great job! Everything they do looks professional and tasteful. There must be endless design concepts in their head!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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