William was very responsive and did a great job making the changes I requested. Thanks!
We were extremely pleased with the high-quality of designers who participated in our book cover contest. With 52 participating designers, it was a difficult decision, but Mr. Alexander von Ness was most creative and most responsive to our design requirements. It was a pleasure to work with Alexander and we intend to utilize his services again in the very near future.
Lan designed a book cover for my Chinese book about some sinologists. Our cooperation was very smooth, she modified the design several times on my request and also provided her opinions when she thought it's right. I'm very satisfied with her design. Definitely will hire her again!
How T.R. Publishing started their book cover journey
Who are you known as?
Alison McLennan Twisted Roots Publishing
What industry do you think your business is most related to?
Entertainment & The Arts
Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach
I am an author and have completed my first novel entitled, Falling For Johnny which I am publishing through my company Twisted Roots Publishing. Falling for Johnny is a gritty, urban thriller that could be considered for Young Adults or Adults who enjoy fast paced stories.
What inspires you and how do you envision the design for your business?
Leave space for text and barcode on the back as well as Twisted Roots publisher logo on the side. The story takes place in (working class)South Boston and Quincy during the 80's. The plot is described below. The mood is of danger that lurks beneath the surface. It's about friendship between a dangerous man and a sixteen-year-old girl who thinks he is a harmless gentleman. Pressing question: is he a predator or protector or some twisted combo of the two. It would be good not to show faces maybe the backs of heads or no people at all. It would also be nice if the cover looked good as a thumbnail for ebooks. Below I've pasted a synopsis of the plot. Money is a big issue in the story. I've thought of the image of money falling from the sky. The cover could also be abstract and mysterious, does not have to be literal. Don't be afraid to be creative and surprise me. Make the reader want to pick up this book. READ the notes below and COMMENTS!
Friendship between a teenage girl and an Irish crime boss becomes twisted when she finds out his true identity.
Fifteen-year- old Riley Donavan doesn't know that her father is a bookie. She thinks her mother’s death was an accident. Yet it really happened because her father didn't pay, Johnny, "The Camel" McPherson. Riley doesn't realize that the nice old gentleman named Johnny, whom she sits on a bench with each morning, is the ruthless crime boss responsible for her mother's death.
Over time, Johnny becomes a father figure to Riley. Her real father is drinking too much and sleeping with a trashy woman. Johnny is drawn to Riley because she resembles his lost daughter. Riley's curiosity leads her to discover Johnny's true identity. In the end, she must summon the strength to free herself, from both the harassment of a teenage punk and the protection of a self-deluded killer with whom she has become dangerously close.
***Important the picture I've attached is of a real person who is the partial inspiration for one of the characters. I do not own the rights to this photo and I don't know how to obtain them. So please only use this for inspiration.