September 13, 2014
Re: Project Description
Perspective Graphics Artist:
Product - The final product will comprise the front, back and side cover of a novel to be self-published by Amazon.
Dimensions - The image will be one piece to “wrap” around the book and measuring 12.86” x 9.25”. The front cover will be on the right and will be 6.125” x 9.25”. The spine will be to the left of the front cover and measure 0.61” x 9.25”. The back cover will be to the left of the spine and measure 6.125” x 9.25”.
Image Quality - 300 to 400 dpi minimum. The quality shall be such that the image looks closely like a photo. See the attached Ariel book cover as an example of the art work and image quality. The max size Amazon will accept is 40 MB.
Format - Amazon has instructed me to provide a graphics file in .pdf format.
Front Cover - The background shall be all bright flames. See the attached Cussler book cover of red, yellow and orange colored flames. At the top of the cover in white block letters outlined in a thin blue line (see same attached book cover) write the title:
Beneath the title in smaller white block letters write:
A JACK HUNTER NOVEL
At the bottom of the cover in blue block letters place my name:
(size letters appropriately for a book cover. See samples attached)
To the readers left half of the front cover standing behind my name place a blond haired man in a black leather jacket. The man needs to stand a minimum of 3” tall. His legs from his knees down will be behind behind my name. Have him turned slightly to his left holding an M4 assault rifle (you may have to research what this looks like) chest high pointing to the reader’s right firing on full automatic in an aggressive posture. On the readers right half of the cover slightly deeper into the field of view place a black SUV careening toward the man. Show the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Hanging out the passengers window show a terrorist firing an AK-47. Standing through the sun roof show another terrorist firing an AK-47 at the man. Above the SUV, show a black predator drone flying from the readers left to right. The drone does not have propellers but instead is jet propelled (again you may have to research on Google what one of these looks like). Put enough detail into the drone so it does not look like a silhouette. The final image will need to look clear enough when reduced to slightly larger than a thumbnail size as depicted in the Amazon book sale site.
Spine - The background shall be all black. The top half shall have the title in white block letters
Beneath the title place again in smaller white block letters
A JACK HUNTER NOVEL
On the bottom half of the spine places my name in blue block letter
If there is enough room between the halves place a square image of the front cover picture minus the letters.
Back Cover - Shall be an image of a city taken at altitude and at 45º angle. Image and any background shall be darkened to allow visibility of the synopsis, sized appropriately, of the novel superimposed over the image. Lettering shall be white and cover the upper ¾ of the back cover to allow placement of the bar code provided by Amazon at the bottom. Print as follows:
(16 pt white Garamond +/-) A US warship attacked
A secret alliance bent on destruction
A region in turmoil
(20 pt red Garamond +/-) HIJACKED
(main body sized appropriately)
When a ruthless Islamic fanatic sets his sights on America’s destruction by launching a series of deadly stealth drones re-engineered from one lost by the US over the Iranian desert some years before one man has the cunning and ability to find and stop the attackers and foil the diabolical plot before untold destructions rains down upon the world.
Jack Hunter a retired Marine Corp officer trained in special operations is pulled back into service to his country and given an impossible mission to thwart the deadly plot covertly without direct knowledge by his government. Relying only upon his wits, his good friend Raul and an intrepid general supplying the required arsenal it becomes a race against time to find and stop the terrorist’s invisible attack before it’s too late.
Jack’s difficult assignment is compounded by a separate shadow group of Islamic extremists bent on world domination who seek to recover and destroy a long lost deed of ownership to the Arabian Peninsula granted to Great Britain at the start of World War I. Peace or destruction in the region is up for grabs to whoever finds the document first.
Hijacked is a no holds barred action adventure that will keep the reader on the edge of his seat asking for more.
Contact after Sale - the printed image of the book covers may change once Amazon actually prints the file. The images may require being either lightened or darkened as the case may be therefore the selected artist must provide me his or her email address so I may notify them of the required image adjustments and resubmission. Two image adjustments to be included in the price of the original work.