Funderstanding got their new book cover by running a design contest:
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Funderstanding is a publisher of educational books. Our mission is to inspire and connect people who care about learning.
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We are about to deliver an ebook version of The Doomed Colony of Mars, book 2 in the Maurice Series. The paperback version has existed for a few years but we feel that the cover is very subpar. You can see it at: http://amzn.com/1425794939 Description of the book: The Doomed Colony of Mars continues the adventures of Maurice Haberman, a young boy growing up in a frontier mining colony which began in Maurice on the Moon. In Doomed Colony of Mars, Maurice and his mother are shanghaied into going to Mars to try and save the Eureka Colony, which is on the verge of collapse. On the way to Mars, Maurice meets Shannon Kappel, the daughter of an Irish flight engineer who has also been recruited in the rescue effort. Sparks fly as the cultured girl from Ireland meets our frontier boy from the Moon! On Mars, Maurice becomes convinced that the problems plaguing the colony are not just accidents; he begins to see spies and saboteurs around every corner. Could someone living in this remote colony hundreds of millions of miles from Earth really be trying to destroy the environment upon which all their lives depend? Mars is a challenging environment for Shannon, who has never been to space before; and for Maurice, who has never spent much time on a planet with real weather. Can they survive Martian storms and dust devils as they explore craters, ancient lake beds, and the fabulous Mariner's Valley on Mars? Maurice continues to look for evidence of sabotage, but there doesn't seem to be any motive for one of the colonists to destroy their own home, and no one is quick to believe a notorious prospector and buggy pirate from the Moon! The tension mounts as Maurice and Shannon continue to explore; Maurice could be right about the saboteur - dead right! Requirements: New Title: The Doomed Colony of Mars Subtitle: Book 2 in the Maurice Series Author: Daniel Barth Format: This is for an ebook cover only. It needs to look great in all the online bookstores (Amazon, Apple, B&N, Kobo, etc), in all sizes. We will be looking especially hard at thumbnail sizes. Audience: Although this book's science related text is geared towards 5th-9th graders, we want the cover to entice up to an 18 year old. This is NOT a children's book. We want to depict a sense of adventure, mischief, science fiction, realistic science, spies, sabotage, mars, and fantasy. The cover should NOT reflect that it's an educational book. It should speak to the adventurous nature of the book while also letting people know that this is about life on Mars. Current Amazon Keywords: science fiction series, science fiction for teens, fantasy fiction for teens, fictional space books, realistic science fiction, fantasy space series, adventure books for kids Other information: This is the second book in the Maurice on the Moon Series by Daniel Barth. The third book is due out soon. More information can be found at MauriceOnTheMoon.com. Attached is the first chapter of the book in pdf format.
- Title needs to be clearly visible - be sure the spine is included - the image has to look great as a thumbnail on Amazon or other sellers - don't use a white background - when selecting colors, we like bright color but used sparingly Please see the document 'the Galileo.doc' below if you want to represent the spaceship on the cover.
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at €269.
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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.
Funderstanding 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…
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