We are proud to announce that we have created a special cover for B.M. Allsopp’s first book Death on Paradise Island, as part of a new Fiji Island Mystery series.
Our mission according B.M. Allsopp:
CREATE A BOOK COVER FOR BOTH E-BOOK & PAPERBACK (front, back, spine)
Death on Paradise Island is the first in a series of police procedural novels set in Fiji, featuring sometime saviour of Fiji rugby, Inspector Joe Horseman and Sergeant Susila Singh.
The cover needs above all to convey a sense of place – a boutique native materials resort on a tiny coral island. Elements should include a coconut palm, azure water, white sand. I’m not sure whether any building or figure should be included, or whether the image should be a drawing or photograph.
Design should be strong to display well in thumbnail format. I see it as overall bright and light – perhaps a threatening element could be storm clouds if you think that’s necessary to establish genre.
Creating the book cover
After doing some research on Fiji Islands, a place we’ve never been before, and searching for the right pictures we came up with this design.
The palm tree is creating an arch which makes it possible to play with contrast: threatening dark clouds broken by sunlight beams Illuminating a heavenly tropical island. Thumbnails do not ask for many details, but when a design is in normal format it may not lack details. This is why birds are flying over the azure sea and you will see footprints near in the sandy beach near the title and disappearing after the palm tree. This contributes to the mystic atmosphere without the need of dead body’s or blood. Contrast is also created with fonts. The serif font makes it also readable in thumbnail format and the red colour draws the attention of the viewer. However: nothing of what you see is real. The sand, the sea, the beach, the palm trees at the distance, the palm tree in front, the little shack, the footsteps, birds, clouds, all are separate pictures merged seamlessly and enhanced with colour and light effects, as if it was real.
“MaryDes has designed a terrific cover which will attract readers to my book. She has excellent English communication skills and responded quickly to my many amateur comments with revised designs and explanations. Maryna is a talented perfectionist who is generous with her time and expertise. Next time I will ask for MaryDes.” – B.M.Allsopp
Death on Paradise Island is shortlisted for the Impress Prize for New Writers.
Since cover creation is only one aspect of all designing work that needs to be done, we also helped her out with her marketing issues. We’ve created social media banners, flyers, business cards, bookmarks and book trailers for her.
We wish Bernadette a lot of success.
See her book trailer on YouTube.
Visit her website at: http://www.bmallsopp.com/
Order her book at Amazon
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