garywstout has picked a winning print design

For $450 they received 119 design concepts from 18 designers!

  • Award 1
    Updated designs by LioArtimis

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Starts:8-Apr-13 5:05 p.m. GMT

Ends:22-Apr-13 5:05 p.m. GMT


Award 1: $450, was awarded to LioArti...


Tip 1: $100, was tipped to ortwrx

Tip 2: $40, was tipped to MohibAl...


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Creative brief

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Author's Name

Gary W. Stout


A female investigative journalist becomes emotionally involved in serial murder case. Someone is killing prostitutes by strangulation believing that they are freeing them from their own personal hells.

Size Info

Trim size: 5.25" x 8",
Page count: 500 pages,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: White,
Spine width: 1.126"

Who are your readers?

readers of murder mystery thrillers, teen and older

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?

This is a thriller. There is crime scene investigation. A journalist/reporter and detective are both on the trail but from totally different perspectives.

What colors do you want to see in your design?

I'm open to your creativity.

What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?

I'm open to your creativity.

Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)

traditional, though open to creative ideas

What content must be included in your design?

Reference to crime scene investigation or strangulation or dead call girl (nothing graphic, more subtle to suggest the violence). There is a popular bar/club called Felinity where large cats (lions and tigers) are a main attraction. The murders occur in same neighborhood.

NOTE: Please leave space for a 2" by 1.2" white box in the lower right-hand corner of the book's back cover for the ISBN barcode. Images or text in the barcode location will be covered when the book is printed. Make sure you don't have any important elements where the barcode will be placed. Visit CreateSpace for more tips on book cover sizing and requirements.

Brief updates

By garywstout on 22-Apr-13 10:23 p.m. GMT
Hello Everyone: This email is going to all the creatives that worked on my project. I want to thank you all for participating. I'm amazed at the tremendous creativity you've shown and the great proposals you submitted. It was a very hard decision in the end; I wish I could have awarded multiple proposals.

I will be writing more books and will need more covers, so even if your proposal wasn't my final selection this time, you will have other opportunities, and I look forward to working with you again.


Gary W. Stout