The book is military science fiction with some fantasy elements.
It's the first book in a 9 book series and I'm looking for an artists who is able to demonstrate strong author branding across the whole series with a compelling design that can compete with the best sellers on all platforms.
I write military science fiction and fantasy. The series is called Cinnamon City. The first book in the series is called Information Cloud.
The whole series takes place on a world called Megarothia (on the planet surface). There are no space ships or travelling among the stars. There's a lot of action with the security forces fighting various factions but there are also fantasy elements too with strong world building, complex plot lines and more depth to the characters.
The current covers were created by me on photoshop and I'll need the photoshop files as part of the delivered designs from the winner so I can tinker with text and create adverts etc. I'll need copyright of the files and the rights to use them for book covers, adverts or related merchandising worldwide, for life time.
What I'm looking for is a compelling brand that can be applied to the whole series and I'll be looking for an artists who can commit to delivering that on all nine books with a coordinated, impressive and non repetitive theme.
I'm a writer and you are a graphic designer or artist. I'm not going to tell you what to put on the covers other than avoid space ships since this story all takes place on the planet. You know more about that than me and I don't want to mangle your creativity with some daft requests about shoe-horning specific things into it.
All I'll say is this needs to stand proud among the books of the top in their class in the military sci fi section of Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. It needs to compete with the likes of Joshua Dalzelle, Isaac Hooke. I like their designs but I'm open to new things too so long as they fall within genre and are highly desirable to readers of military Sci-Fi.
There is a dome shield over a city called Cinnamon City.
There are security forces and warring factions.
There are lords in robes with hoods who carry spears / staffs.
The lords can teleport and throw air with heir hands, and control people's minds. The lead character is a lord herself but doesn't realise it until later in the series. She's called Rachel. She's combat trained, around thirty and has short dark hair. She doesn't need to be on the covers unless you think that will help.
You can use stock images and combine them in interesting ways but bear in mind that this is a 9 book series. The first book cover needs to be something that will match the next 8 books in terms of style and design without just cutting and pasting the same stock photos over and over).
Take a look at the series here: