I'd like a design that attracts people who are passionate about rock and pop music. Something that appeals to music fans who are not necessarily musicians would be ideal. I'd also like a design that looks professional and inspires confidence in the quality of the writing inside.
The real bands in the book are rock and guitar-led, although one of them also uses a synth. Something that conveys the energy of a live performance, without putting faces on the characters, might work well. Also something more graphic-design led might work well. I don't have fixed ideas about how this should work and am excited to see your interpretations.
It's okay to hint at the technology elements of the story (they're a big part of it), but it needs to look like a novel about music, not a book about technology. I also write non-fiction books about tech, so this needs to be visually distinctive from them.
I don't think any literal interpretations of 'earworm' will work - so no real worms, please.
Please use clear typography for the title "Earworm" and the author's name "Sean McManus". Both should be clearly legible when the cover is viewed as a thumbnail on Amazon.
Please ensure the book cover meets the specifications for Amazon Createspace and Amazon Kindle publishing.
The book is for adult readers, not children.
I'm happy to take any questions about any element of this project or the book content. If you're not sure about something, please do ask: I'm happy to help. I appreciate your your time in taking part in this contest. Thank you.