I need a book cover design for my new novel, Lawgivers. Here's the book synopsis to give you the idea:
Welcome to the near future, where law enforcement has evolved and been given new powers to more efficiently deal with crime. Attorneys are judge, jury and executioner in one. Police officers are free to investigate and apprehend at will. Working together as a pair, they are called Lawgivers.
Like all attorneys, Sarah Jordan delivers justice with a katana blade. Moderate offenses result in the telltale scar of a Lawgiver sword through the palm. More serious crimes end with a blade through the heart.
When a young girl stumbles into their office after witnessing her father’s murder, Sarah and her cop partner Robert seek the murderer but soon find they’re on the trail of a vast conspiracy revolving around a new drug that vaccinates against all genetic diseases. Going up against its creator, Integrated Life Sciences, would be the case of a lifetime. But against ILS and its shadowy backers, even the law offers little protection.
Learn more about ILS at their website: http://ilsciences.com
The story happens in the near future in Seattle, WA. There are some tech and culture changes from today, but overall, things are still recognizable. Think of the movie Gattaca.
The main character, Sarah Jordan, should be prevalent. Like all attorneys, she wears a leather jacket with an embedded sheath along the back for her sword. The blade's handle extends over her right shoulder. She's very attractive, but shouldn't be overly sexualized. The Lawgiver vehicle is also a possibility, but certainly not a requirement. I'll include pics of Sarah, her car, the headquarters of the biotech firm she fights against, her cop partner Robert, and the city skyline.
The cover should also include the title "Lawgivers" and author name: Chris Kohout. Otherwise, I encourage you to be creative. The book will be available as an ebook and in paperback.
The final requirement is that the cover be understandable and engaging, even as a thumbnail. Amazon displays books at 135 pixels tall, and that's where readers will decide whether to click or not.
Please be able to provide a layered Photoshop file with these specs:
Height: 2500 px
Width: 1560 px
Color Space: RGB
Please separate all major elements in layers, especially any copy.
Also include any fonts used.