With just about seven days left in this month’s bracket, I thought this would be a good chance to update you all on how things have been progressing. Unfortunately, this is a very slow month. How slow? It’s in the running for the least-voted (full month) competition. (December didn’t have a full 32 entries.)

933 votes so far. Now, as few votes as we’ve had, I will say it’s a very close fight.

510QAdWwRNLFor a Few Credits More, edited by Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey, has had the lead for a few days now.

Most Voted on so far: Scars of the Sand by Frank Dorrian has the most total votes so far with 74.

Least Voted for: Seeds of Blood by C. Chancy. This cover only has a total of seven votes. I think it’s deserving of more than that even if the voters feel it’s not deserving of the championship.

The other good news is that the championships are the closest round. There are essentially three books right in the hunt for the championship. Credits, Sand, and The Festival of Tiral and Ember by Logan Miehl are all within three “finals” votes of each other. This means if either book gets three people to vote them all the way through, they’re right back in the winners’ circle.

51VsRDdVG+LA quick reminder of how the tournament works. The easiest way to win is to have the most people vote for you in every round. The trick is you have to have the most people vote you through in each round, all the way to the final.  As an example, 100 people could vote someone through to the finals, but that doesn’t do a cover any good if he doesn’t win the first round. It’s not total votes. It’s not simple championship votes. The winning cover has to have the most votes in each round of the competition.
Since this is such a slow month, ANYONE can win if they can get nine people to vote them all the way through to the championships.


This will be the only update for this type of bracket. It’s been an amazing tournament to watch thus far, and I hope readers continue to support their authors by voting, liking, and sharing the bracket with as many people as possible.  You can vote at this address!

I’ll announce the winner is just seven days!

Thanks for reading,


11 thoughts on “September Book Cover of the Month Midway Update

    1. Hard to say. Most of the votes come from the authors and artists. So the biggest issue may simply be that I’ve had trouble reaching the authors. Though I just checked. We had some 700 votes today, and we have an almost entirely new top 4. So maybe this post and the shares of others has sparked more participation. That said, everyone is still within just about 3 votes (in a particular round) of one another.

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      1. I have you five votes back depending on what round you’re in. If you can get six votes, you can retake the lead, assuming of course the other authors don’t get support. As long as people are voting, I’ll support the winner, but that’s what you need at the moment. In fact, if ANYONE gets six people to put them all the way through, they should get in the lead.

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