We require the front cover art for this Series of 3 books (we do not need any spine or back cover artwork).
Fate's Forsaken Series;
Book 1 - Harbinger
Book 2 - Slight & Shadow
Book 3 - Dragonsbane
We are looking for 1 design concept, but 3 separate and distinct covers. Basically, we would like a single design concept to be customized for each of the books. The degree and type of variation(s) between each book is left to the designer's discretion.
We don't mind if designers choose to only submit a single design in the first round. But descriptions of the proposed variations across all books should be provided with the submission - with the expectation that they all will be provided in the final round.
We request designs be prepared in two different orientations - but this is not strictly required. The first, and primary orientation is a perfect square (for an audiobook), the second is a traditional portrait format. OR, submission of a portrait format that can be easily adapted/cropped to a perfect square.
The perfect square format should be 300dpi, 2400x2400 pixels. The portrait should be of similar resolution.
The genre is Fantasy - more like Game Of Thrones than Lord Of The Rings
Our top priority is that the artwork gains the attention of the viewer in Amazon and Audible search result listings, so the designs should be effective when viewed as a thumbnail in those environments. This should also be considered when setting font sizes.
**SPECIAL NOTE: All of the books are named after weapons that appear in each book (featured on Author's original cover art, as seen on Amazon and in attached pics).
We *do not* require these weapons to be featured in the cover art, but if they are featured, the following descriptions/notes should be taken into account (they would not need to be identical to what's described - just as close as possible);
Harbinger (wielded by young female warrior) - "the blade was a solid, bright-shining white, and curved in the middle for the sole purpose of catching flesh". **Also note that this book's lead character is a young male who wields a simple hunting bow).
Slight & Shadow (wielded by a different young female warrior) - "they fit her better than any pair of gloves. She brandished Slight and kept Shadow tucked against her forearm. The guard sneered when he saw how small her blade was."
Dragonsbane (wielded by yet another young female warrior - a leader of 'the wildmen') - "a two-headed axe that's had one of its blades broken off. The shaft is made of wood and the head is solid gold with a sort of grayish rust crusting over it (thick around the dragon in the middle, thinning as it reaches out towards the edge of the blade). It is a weapon that's been passed down through generations of warriors, so it should have some wear on it"
The books and plot summaries can be seen on Amazon.com;