lkleveen got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Create a dramatic book cover design for Smart Kids, Can't Read, an advocacy book for parents
Check out lkleveen's Book cover contest…
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What's your vision?
Book cover design for the upcoming title: Smart Kid, Can’t Read 5 Step Parent Program to Closing Your Child’s Reading Gap By Lorna Kaufman, Ph.D, With Sandy Doran, Ed.D and Leigh Leveen The cover should be: • Bold, dramatic but also visually simple, use primary colors as a background • Speak to parents and be easy to read • The main part of the title should be larger, with the “5 Steps…” statement as a subtitle • No use of children or photos of children on the cover • The back of the jacket will include a few paragraph description of the content, 2 endorsement quotes, and a small author photo (to be given to the winning designer to add) • The book cover design will be used as a jumping off point for marketing materials including a logo and the look of the book’s website. • This cover will be used to self-publish the title through an online publisher. It needs to be available in jpeg and pdf format with a minimum dpi 300. No clipart, no stock images should be used. Only original materials and designs should be used. One idea we have is that the book cover would mimic the look of an open book. This is only a jumping off point, we are open to other ideas. The audience is parents of school-age children who are having trouble learning to read. It is an advocacy book that gives parents the inside scoop on how decisions are made in schools and how to advocate for their children to get the support they need and deserve. Reading issues are a common problem, shared by 38-40% of the school-age population. There is a widespread audience for this book, and the cover should capture them, and let them know the book will help them support their child’s reading needs.
UPDATED BRIEF INFORMATION FOR FINALISTS: 1. Please make sure there is a comma in the title -- "Smart Kid, Can't Read" 2. Sandy should be changed to Sandra 3. UPDATED SUBTITLE: 5 Steps Parents Can Take to Close Your Child’s Reading Gap 4. See below attachment for back jacket copy. 5. Assume size of book is 8.25" x 5.5" 6. Please make there is a spine design included. Many thanks for all of your amazing designs - this process has shown us some real creativity in the world!!
$799 Gold package
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at ¥32,199.
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.
lkleveen 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!
Sumit is the ultimate freelance professional graphic designer! His work speaks for itself. He designed me the most unbelievable book cover! I am so grateful he bid to compete on my book cover design contest. Everyone who I've shown the design to has literally been blown away by how amazing it looks! Not only is he a top notch graphic designer, he is a wonderful communicator, understands the needs of his clients, and responds to client requests in a timely and efficient manner. I can't recommend Sumit highly enough! He is the BEST of the best! Thank you 99 designs and Sumit for making this project a most wonderful experience!!
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