hojo.spofford got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design an interesting, intriguing book cover for a first-time murder mystery author.
Check out hojo.spofford's Book cover contest…
A LETTER FOR HOOT
I taught and coached for close to twenty years. During my tenure as an English teacher, part of my curriculum was teaching a mystery unit. I was inspired by the books I taught my students and decided that I was going to write my own. It is a goal of mine I have had for over thirty years. I am an avid reader, writer, golfer, and cook.
Over the course of a summer, two teenagers investigate the brutal murder of a family member one of the teens did not know existed. They are aided in their investigation by Hoot, a man whose friendship with the victim started on the golf course thirty years prior to the murder. The teens and Hoot forge a friendship as he not only helps their investigation, he also is their golf coach for the summer. As the summer unfolds, they uncover hidden secrets and hard truths about the town's history.
Age 10 and up, female and male, all walks of life
Book cover type
I would like colorful, eye-catching color. I'd like the title at the top with my name at the bottom under the cover design. The book will probably be 6"x9". I'd like the cover to show it is a mystery. As far as imagery, blood or blood splatter is good, and so is an allusion to golf. Mood: suspenseful
What to avoid
please do not include people/faces,etc.. I do not want the title to make it appear as if my book is a sports book No stock images please
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at $299.
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.
hojo.spofford collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
We think contests are a super fun way to get design.
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