dgryoun8 got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Crime thriller book cover
Check out dgryoun8's Book cover contest…
Sean Black is a winner of the International Thriller Writers' award. His Ryan Lock series has sold over a million copies and been published in numerous languages from French to Russian, Italian to Turkish. To research his books he has trained as a bodyguard in Eastern Europe and spent time inside California's most notorious Supermax prison, Pelican Bay.
They turned a good kid into a bad man. Now they’ll pay. In 2009, star athlete Neil Brody was wrongly convicted for triple homicide. To survive, he joined an ultra-violent prison gang. Fighting ability and intelligence saw him rise quickly through the ranks, becoming a prison shot caller, feared and respected in equal measure. Now he's out, and looking to put his past behind him. But Brody lives by his own code of honor and that's going to be a big problem for the men targeting an innocent young mother in the small Florida town where Brody is eking out a living as a bouncer, The first in a brand-new series of crime thrillers from the award-winning, million selling author of the Ryan Lock series.
Crime and thriller readers in the US who enjoy authors like Lee Child, David Baldacci, Don Winslow and Michael Connelly.
A polished cover for a contemporary crime thriller. Think the recent covers for Michael Connelly, Lee Child's Jack Reacher series (UK publisher covers which are better than the US version), and the Rachel Hatch series by Brian Shea.
What to avoid
Try to avoid having a gun, or figure holding a gun on a cover. I'm really open otherwise.
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.
dgryoun8 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!
Sanja did a fantastic job of designing my book cover. Sanja was very responsive to my requests and was quick to help with whatever I needed. I will do another book cover soon and I hope Horoscope will participate. I'm very happy with the outcome. T.R. Schaap
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
Recently completed contests:
- Young professionals new/newer to the business world - Age: 20-34 - Making around $30,000 to $50,000 per year in an
Business Owners & Corporate Career Professionals who want to not only increase their financial well being, but want to f
Working professionals, entrepreneurs and small business startups, productivity and goal-orientated people
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