Sophie Lark got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Anastasia Fantasy Book Cover
Check out Sophie Lark's Book cover contest…
I'm a fantasy/dark romance author. I write strong female characters and intense, suspenseful stories with a lot of sexuality/spice.
This book is a fantasy retelling of Anastasia (Anastasia Romanov, the last grand duchess of the Russian Empire). This book includes magic, time-travel, an antique music box, a falcon, vampires, wolves, Rasputin, reading the future, and an alternate version of Russia where everyone can do magic. Other symbols you could use are a mirror, ballet dancers, crowns, moon phases, snow/ice/frost, etc.
This story is for adults (mostly women). It's sexy, violent, dark, and magical.
I need this cover to look mature, magical, dark, and beautiful. This book is set in 1917 so you can use Art Nouveau or Belle Epoque style if you want, or old-fashioned Russian influence.
What to avoid
I do not like pink, orange, yellow, or brown, I don't want cartoons/cutesy. I don't want this cover to look young or YA.
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.
Sophie Lark 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 2 winners!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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