Definitely went outside the box with the design. It is not only eye catching - but it tells the reader the premise, it's about the evolution of a boy into a man who winds up a contract killer. Highly recommend Michaelbrent Collings for design work.
Happy to make changes. Very flexible and easy to work with. Made sure all project files were exactly as needed.
Responsive, prompt, great designer, highly recommend
As always, working with Clarissa from Clar.c Design was so wonderful. She always delivers exactly what we're looking for, is so timely, and is so professional! Thank you again!
MatsGfx has been a really great guy to work with. He has gone out of his way to help. His response to feedback was quick, Thank you,
In my contest detail form I gave some ideas of what I wanted, within the form there were other details that this designer, Radio Designs, picked up on and incorporated into the design. others picked up on this also but the winning design hit the mark.
- GEM Environmental
How Highlight.pm01 started their book cover journey
The Skinny Girl
Steve Matthews was born in the UK in 1953, migrating to Australia in 1985. At the age of 55, he sold his business interests to fulfill a lifetime’s ambition to write. Since then Steve’s acclaimed children’s books have been published in Australia, UK, Canada and the USA and his work in children’s literacy at home and abroad has been acknowledged in the Australian Parliament.
'The Skinny Girl' is Steve’s first adult novel. He now writes full time from a 90 year old cottage in the grounds of a beautiful farm he shares with his wife Diane and a variety of animals, outside Sydney.
Shy, petite Daisy Croucher lives in other people’s shadows and is practically invisible, even in her own family. She is surprised and flattered when popular pub local Jeff Singleton looks her way. ‘Skinny Minnie,’ he calls her.
Jeff has a golden rule when it comes to women – never keep one for more than thirty days. Then he meets Daisy.
Life with Jeff is a roller-coaster ride, the likes of which Daisy never imagined. She soon discovers that marriage consists of more than playing happy families in the suburbs. Daisy’s marriage has its secrets.
Raw, powerful and confronting, ‘The Skinny Girl’ positions the reader to walk a mile in Daisy’s shoes. Can Daisy step out of the shadows and shine?
21 years and over.
Adult readers interested in serious women's issues and definitely not women looking for a light romance novel.
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
Lightning Source / IngramSpark
What colors do you want to see in your design?
Other color requirements
Possibly elements of white and yellow, shadows, dark elements and shades, traces of red using CMYK
Highlight Publishing is interested in either:
• a symbolic or abstract cover design
• a literal design with symbolic elements
The design needs a modern gritty feel to it.
The design should convey a dark mood touched by positive elements.
Designers should consider the imagery embedded in the back-cover blurb.
What to avoid
Soft pastels, light-hearted styled typography, and anything that suggests that the novel is optimistic.