I am running a contest to design a cover for my self-published book!
In Italy, unknown authors have to pay a lot of money to even have a chance to have one's book looked at and published by a publisher. I am not famous and I do not have that kind of money, so instead I am going to try to self-publish on Amazon, and hopefully get my name out there. To help the book get noticed, it needs a good cover image.
The prize will be 500 points, and your image will be used as the cover for my book[, as well as 25% of all profits from the sales of the book]! I realize this isn't very much, but it's all I can afford currently. Normally, publishers pay hundreds of dollars to use an image as a cover for a book, but I don't have a publisher or that kind of money, and I don't expect the book to ever earn that kind of investment back. So, if you want to help out a poor writer who can't afford to follow their dream, have some fun trying your hand at making a book cover, and maybe win a little bit of points, consider entering this contest!
In this year I start to write again.
I wrote a new story about blood, money, sex and LOVE.
The book title is S.W.A.T.T. that mean
SPECIAL WEAPONS ANTITERORISM TACTIC TEAM a
secret organization authorized to the government to
defend good people from organized crimes, using people
who have a dark past.
The book tell the story of a young man (Elliott) who fall in love
with an ordinary girl so beautiful (Jessica).
But He do a dangerous job and hide his nature from her
till she desappears.
so he and the SWATT start to looking for her from Russia, to Ereland to end
in Usa. They have to fight again some of the most important criminals
from all over the world.
Happy end is not so dscounted.
For the character of Elliott I get inspired by Christian Kane
and for the role of Jessica I get inspired by a beautfiul girl with dark hairs and hazel eyes.
For the role of the dark lady I get inspired from Elisabetta Canalis roles on Leverage.
I don't know if the novel will be publlished by an editor,
but I should like to have a cover before to send it to someone
I just evalueting if post the book on Amazon.
so feel free to express your creativity.
You can use just the title, weapons, 3d, drawing, etc
where ever you want to illustrate the book.
The prizes I get to the winner is 500 DA points
as payement to use the cover on the book.
Contest start from the 08/02/2016 and end the 14/03/2016
Good luck to all.
Just to be clear, the image need to me to illustrate the book itself
but none for the moment ask me or pay to me milion dollars to
Much authors in Italy are requested to pay to fee for publication, and need to buy copies and only
in this way your book will be edited.
I can't permit myself to spend 500 euro to pay an editor to publish my book.
So if I find no one who want to publish it, I think to send as PRIVATE PERSON on Amazon.
so the needing to create an image, or a cover that I can use waiting to sell a copy.
sincerely I don't think to do nothing wrong, none is forced to enter.
I have no much points and 500 points is all I can give for the moment,
so please don't accuse me to
rip off you cause I'm not Patricia Cornwell or E.L.James that sell
milion copy all over the world and live of them books.
I'm just like you, an artist who try to make know her name too.