I'm looking for both an ebook and print cover that I will be putting up on retail sites, my website, and using in general advertising/marketing for the book.
Print cover: I'd like the book to retail for $10.99 US and 6.99 UK. Dimensions (I know the dimensions are unusual) 5.06” x 7.81 on white pages for CreateSpace. Book title: Race to Refuge. It will be about 230 pages. The ISBN for the print edition, if needed, will be ISBN: 978-0-9962599-1-0.
Bio for the back of the print edition (author headshot is attached):
Liz also writes mysteries as Elizabeth Craig. She writes the Southern Quilting mysteries for Penguin/NAL, the Memphis Barbeque mysteries for Penguin/Berkley, and the Myrtle Clover series for Midnight Ink and independently. She blogs at ElizabethSpannCraig.com/blog , which was named by Writer’s Digest as one of the 101 Best Websites for Writers.
Back cover copy for the print edition:
Tagline to go over the back cover copy (in bold. Rest of back cover copy will not be in bold):
When the world crumbles around you, how do you keep hope alive?
Mallory, escaping a damaging relationship, struggles to navigate a chaotic world…where a viral outbreak turns helpless victims into ruthless zombies.
Ty, who’s only recently gotten his driver’s permit, is abruptly thrust into adulthood as he desperately seeks to save his young sister. He makes a fast friend in a German shepherd yearning for companionship and love in this new, dangerous world.
Charlie, restlessly searching for meaning in his life, learns meaning is elusive during an apocalypse. Tremendous obstacles provide him with new self-discoveries.
If they can escape the constant peril and find refuge, can they forge a new life from the ruins of the old one?
Race for Refuge rivets readers with mild thrills in a novel that’s not about the zombies…but about the people striving for elusive shelter and a future of hope.
I don't want any images of people (unless they're in the shadows...or facing away on the cover...no faces) or zombies on the cover. I'd prefer no stock photo images. I'm going more for an atmosphere...an ominous mood, a bleak landscape. Maybe something with cross-appeal for a women's fiction type of audience. There is a German shepherd in the book, so that's also a possibility, although again I'm not really interested in seeing faces. A clean look is nice and it should be easy to read the title and author name and look good in thumbnail size.
Links to covers that I like:
http://bit.ly/1CG0Fxj : except I would want it set in the woods or a rural area, not a city
http://bit.ly/1gDMtea : although I don't like the font as much
http://bit.ly/1McRyHl : although, again, I wouldn't want it set in a city