dalBt got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Design a book cover that will fly off the shelves
Check out dalBt's Book cover contest…
Hush, Child: Finding My Voice & Breaking the Silence
At the age of fifty-five, I came out as gay. Even though I had been married to a woman for thirty-five years, I could no longer deny the reality that had been sloshing around inside of me all of my life. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio with my wife in a mixed orientation marriage. In 2019 I founded a non-institutional open and affirming community. I write The Unlearning Blog and have had articles printed in The Plain Dealer, Columbuis Dispatch, and Cincinnati Enquirer. My effort in this work and in all of the facets of my life aims to help others discover what in their lives is holding them back in favor of living a truer, more meaningful life.
Hush, Child is the story of ending up in voice therapy after an illness which unleashed memories of sexual and emotional abuse that had constricted my body and soul all of my life and the resulting journey of discovery and healing.
mid to older adults, men and women, who have been abused or traumitized by persons or systems that took away their voice.
Book cover type
Don’t know yet
I am going to publish with KDP (Amazon). Here are some specifications I found... Ideal dimensions for cover files are 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The minimum image size allowed is 1,000 x 625 pixels. The maximum image size allowed is 10,000 x 10,000 pixels. The image file size should be 50MB or smaller. Before you upload your file to KDP, make sure you: Save as a PDF. Your cover must be a single PDF that includes the back cover, spine, and front cover as one image. Flatten all transparencies. These can cause the file to print with missing or distorted content. Consult your software's documentation to learn how. Embed your fonts. Consult your software's documentation to learn how. Remove crop marks, color bars, template text. Crop marks are lines showing where pages should be trimmed. Color bars are strips with a series of patches used to ensure color balance during printing. Also, remove any template text, PDF creation guides, or software references. Ensure your cover image meets the minimum resolution of 300 DPI (dots per inch). Optimize PDFs. Optimization is useful to reduce your file size, allowing for higher performance when transferring, uploading, viewing, and printing the files. Remove file security. Locked or encrypted files will fail review. Check for missing or blank pages. Manuscripts with missing pages, or excessive blank pages will be rejected. File type. Your cover must be a single PDF file that includes the back cover, spine, and front cover as one image. File size. Cover files larger than 650MB won't convert. We recommend a file size of 40MB or less because large files can slow down printing.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €289.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
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.
dalBt collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
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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