It’s a week late, but it’s better late than never!
We have a winner folks! After 52 weeks, we found 12 nominees for the competition. Then you were allowed two weeks to vote, and those votes have spoken.
The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year is …
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan is just a stunning cover. I thought there were some great covers in the final twelve, but I have to admit this one still stood out to me. First, I congratulate all 12 nominees. You wouldn’t have been in this bracket if people didn’t vote for your cover twice (once for the book cover of the week and once for the book cover of the month). So hold your head up high!
Next, I want to offer my congratulations to Parker-Chan and the book designer. If the story is half as beautiful as the cover, it must be amazing!
That does it for my Book Cover of the Year series. I’ll be shifting gears to focus on the series that walks you through writing and publishing a book on Amazon. I hope you’ll check out my YouTube channel for that.
This contest will go on for three weeks, and then I’ll name a winner.
There won’t be a 2022 competition. I think my channel needs a bit more time to really make all the effort and stuff worth it. I may revisit the idea if my channel gets more traction, but this is it for the next year at least. The channel will go in a different direction. Once I have a sense of what sort of content viewers are looking for, I’ll build from there.
It’s time now to announce our last weekly winner of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Weekly Book Covers. With this winner, we’ll have four nominees for the March poll. Once that’s decided, we’ll put all 12 winners in one, winner-take-all, poll.
The Week 3 Winner of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech March Book Cover of the Month is …
Grey Mother Mountain by Elyse Russell had beautiful blending and awesome texture. I’m excited to see it in March’s poll. It joins House of Sky and Breath, Lost in the Waking Well, and The Starless Crown in the March bracket.
You can vote for the best cover of the month right here.
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We’re just about ready to start looking for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year, but to do that, we need one more weekly winner and then one more monthly winner.
As I said, I certainly won’t do a 2022 Book Cover of the Year. The project isn’t generating a level of interest that makes the time and energy investment worth it, but I’m going to try a few other things on YouTube. If you have any ideas, please feel free to let me know.
For now, let’s name the winner fro Week three of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of March.
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas was honestly such a beautiful cover. It had great art. The detail was fantastic. It joins Lost in the Waking Well and the Starless Crown in the 2021 M.L.S Weech Book Cover of the Month of March poll, so you only need one more cover.
We’re now just two weeks away from having our final Book Cover of the Month Contest. We’re going to name February’s winner as well as the Week 2 winner for March.
So let’s get to it.
The 2021 M.L.S. Weech February Book Cover of the Month is …
Outcast by Louise Carey. Honestly, this was a very competitive month, and all four covers deserve a ton of credit. But, there has to be a winner. Outcast is our eleventh entry into the Book Cover of the Year bracket, where it will face ten even better covers.
The Week 2 winner for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech March Book Cover of the Month is …
We’re a few weeks out from the book cover of the year poll, which is exciting. This means we ned to name the winner for Week 1.
The Week 1 winner for the 2021 March M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month is …
The Starless Crown by James Rollins is just a beautiful cover. The color is great. The composition is fascinating. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s a fitting first entrant into the March competition.
We have our fourth and final weekly nomination, so we can begin the February Book Cover of the Month!
The Week 4 winner of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech February Book Cover of the Month is …
The Light We Lost by Kyla Stone had great color and a pretty solid landscape for those characters to walk through. The dog earns bonus points.
This book joins Outcast, Atomic Ballerina, and Rising Shadows to round out the four for this month, which you can vote from right here.
You can vote for the first week of March (the last month of the year) right here.
I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to stop by my YouTube channel and give it a like and subscribe. It is a nice way to support me as well as the artists and authors I talk about in each weekly episode.
As I type this, we are officially only two book covers away from naming the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year! That means we can announce the January Book Cover of the Month!
The 2021 M.L.S. Weech January Book Cover of the Month is …
The Tinder Box by Kate Elliott was such a unique cover. That uniqueness paid off as it beat out three other great covers to earn a spot in the 2021 overall bracket. Congrats to them!
The February competition is already halfway done, too. The Week 2 winner for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech February Book Cover of the Month Winner is …
The Atomic Ballerina by I.O. Adler was just amazing from top to bottom. Some may argue the art could be more “realistic,” and I suppose they’re right, but this cover is just wonderful! It joins Rising Shadows in the overall bracket for February.
We’re getting closer and closer to naming the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year. If I’m being honest, it looks like this plan was a bust, but I will finish the event because I just think people should finish what they start. We’ll try a few other YouTube ideas and see how they go, but this one didn’t take off like I thought it would.
That said, we can still work hard to name a good list of candidates for February, and we’re off to a good start.
The Week 1 M.L.S. Weech 2021 Book Cover of the Month of February is …
Rising Shadows by A.E. King wasn’t the most dynamic cover in the batch, but I do think it was the best executed, so it’s a nice first entry into the February Book Cover of the Month.
I’d be thrilled if any of you were kind enough to head on over to my YouTube channel and gave it like and subscribe. I’m still open to doing more book covers; I’m just trying to find content people would be interested in watching.