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Business Info

Business Name

Jess Lourey

What do you do?

Writer

How many pages of print design do you need?

A front and back book cover--front is the main design, back has some of that bleed over for continuity but leaves room for back cover copy, ISBN information, etc.

List the size requirement(s) for your print design

a .jpg or .tif( f) file at least 1000 pixels on the longest side ideal image height/ width ratio is 1.6 (example: 1000 x 1600)

Target Audience

What is your industry?

Fiction

Describe the target audience for your print design

I am requesting a book cover (front and back) for a young adult (ages 15-18) novel, though I would like the design to have cross-over appeal (appeal to adults as well as teenagers).

What 3 things would you like to communicate to your audience through your print design?

Adventure (entering books), conflict (being hunted), fantasy (magic is real)

Style and Concept

What print design styles do you like?

Cornelia Funke's Inkheart covers (http://www.amazon.com/Inkheart-Trilogy-e...); Kristin Cashore's Graceling cover (http://www.amazon.com/Graceling-ebook/dp...). I like intricate framing with a clean design in the center, but I'm open to anything that captures the essence of the book.

What colors do you want to see in your print design?

I prefer jewel tones (midnight blue, deepest purple), but a good cover is a good cover

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

I have no off-limit colors.

What adjectives should best describe your print design?

Edgy romantic, fantastical, suspenseful, hunted, scary, literary

How will you use the print design?

Book cover (front and back)

What content must be included in the print design?

ON THE FRONT:

The book title (The Toadhouse Trilogy, Book One)
My name: Jess Lourey

ON THE BACK (plus ISBN #):

"Lourey's wonderful way with words will whisk readers away to an amazing new world!
-- Chris Grabenstein, Anthony and Agatha Award winning author


Aine and her blind younger brother Spenser arent certain why their memories contain so many gaps. Most troubling is why their mother disappeared and why they cannot recall early details about Grandma Glori, the reclusive woman who has raised them the last five years. When Glori goes missing and a blue-eyed monster named Biblos begins hunting them, they discover their only chance at survival lies in a mysterious and striking young man named Gilgamesh, who reveals truths they can barely grasp: Glori wasnt really their grandmother, faeries are real, and somehow, theyve been living inside To Kill a Mockingbird.

Joined by Spensers friend Dill, Aine, Spenser, and Gilgamesh begin their strange and dangerous odyssey. Aine must choose between a family she doesnt remember and her growing attraction to Gilgamesh as more beloved novels come to lifeThe Time Machine, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. Only by entering stories will they learn the truth of their heritage, if they can stay alive.

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