Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech January Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4’s Cover!

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech January Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4’s Cover!

Hey all, another week, another book cover! It’s actually New Year’s Eve as I type this, so I’m going to get straight to it.

The Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech January Book Cover of the Month is …

Ravens of Yellowstone by Russell James. It’s not that complex a cover, but it’s beautiful rendering of that raven, and the color is awesome. Big congrats to that cover. Yellowstone joins The Tinder Box and Spark in the overall competition.

You can vote for Week 4’s cover right here.

As always, I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. It’s a nice way to help a guy out.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing Week 3’s 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of December! Vote for Week 4’s cover!

Announcing Week 3’s 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of December! Vote for Week 4’s cover!

Greetings all,

We’re moving along nicely in the December polls, so that means it’s time to announce Week 3’s winner and then start choosing our final cover for the month.

The Week 3 December 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month is …

Anvil Dark by JN Chaney and Terry Maggert has great composition and detail. I also like the text color. Dark joins Infinite and School for Spirits in the December poll, and we only need to pick one more cover to have a full roster for the month, and you can vote for that cover right here.

I’d appreciate it if you took a second to head to my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. That’s where you can watch me talk about each book cover.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

The November Book Cover of the Month Contest Has Begun! The 1st Week of December is Live!

Greetings all,

We’re officially in our ninth month of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month contest. That means we get to announce the winner for the last week of November and kick off the overall contest.

The final entrant into the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of November is …

Genesis Draconis by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderle is such a dynamic cover with so much energy and great color and texture. It’s a worthy entry into the November contest.

That contest is actually live now, and you can vote for the best cover in the whole month of November right here!

The December Book Cover of the Month is also live, and Week 1’s poll is right here.

I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my YouTube channel and gave it a view, like, subscribe, and share. It’s a nice little way to show your support.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the Week 1 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of November!

Announcing the Week 1 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of November!

Greetings all, the first thing I’d like to do is remind you that the voting for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month of November is still live. You can pick your favorite from the four previous winners. You can do that here.

November is off and running, and I’m happy to announce the winner for week one, which is …

The Doormen by Victor Godinez had great use of color and light. Those concentric circles really do draw the eye in. And each one seems to frame a different scene. This is our first contender for the November 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month.

You can vote for Week 2’s cover right here.

I’d be very grateful if you took a moment to pop over to my YouTube channel, where you can watch me talk about all seven covers you can vote for this week. If you gave it a like and subscribe (click the bell notification), I’d be elated!

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the 2021 May M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month and Other Book Cover News

Greetings all,

Today marks the official end of May’s Book Cover competition. June is still ongoing, but the voting for May’s winner-take-all poll ended Friday, and that means I get to announce a new winner! The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of May is …

Betrayed by me! This is the first time one of my covers has ever actually won Book Cover of the Month! I really think this is one of my stronger covers. Carlos really outdid himself. The stats still aren’t flattering at all, but I won fair and square (100 percent of three votes). I still need your help to get this contest going the way it was before I took that break. The more votes the competition gets, the more legitimized it is. I’ve always been a fan of book covers, and I truly want this award to become meaningful, but I need your help to do that. Please take moment to vote when you see the new poll come up. Please share it with readers you know. Just taking the time to do that will go a long way.

That means Betrayed has found its place in the 2021 Book Cover of the Year poll, which will begin in another 10 months.

That’s not the only other winner to announce! The 2021 June Book Cover of the Week polls have been going on for two weeks now, and I have have the pleasure of announcing the winner for week two.

That winner is …

A Clash of Fates by Philip C. Quaintrell!

The Week 3 poll is available right over here, so please take a second to let your vote be counted.

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that A Clash of Fates is the second book to make it in the finals for the 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Announcing the Week 3 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4’s Cover

Announcing the Week 3 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 4’s Cover

Greetings all,

It’s time again to announce another winner of the Book Cover of the Week poll. Seven covers were nominated, but only one cover could win and advance to the Book Cover of the Month poll.

Without further delay, here is the winner for Week 3.

The cover for A Hag Rises From the Abyss by Douglas Lumsden is a very clever way to create depth in two dimensional art. It’s not the greatest in terms of font or even style, but it’s just so cleverly put together it can’t help but stand out.

But, as one week passes, another begins. So you can vote for your favorite Week 4 2021 May Book Cover of the Month right here!

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that A Hag Rises From the Abyss joins Betrayed and The Sunfire King in the finals for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Announcing the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month and Other Book Cover News

Announcing the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month and Other Book Cover News

Greetings all,

After a few years hiatus and a platform change, it’s my honor to present to you the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month!

This new system pits four weekly winners against each other in a winner-take-all poll. This months’ winner is …

City of Time and Magic by Paula Brackston. So the stats aren’t flattering at all. I honestly only had two votes, so I had to break a tie. This is where I need your help. Two years ago, I was getting thousands of votes per competition. The move votes the competition gets, the more legitimized it is. I’ve always been a fan of book covers, and I truly want this award to become meaningful, but I need your help to do that. Please take moment to vote when you see the new poll come up. Please share it with readers you know. Just taking the time to do that will go a long way.

Regardless, this cover is amazing, and I’m proud to put CIty of Time and Magic in the 2021 Book Cover of the Year poll, which will begin in another 11 months.

That’s not the only other winner to announce! The 2021 May Book Cover of the Week polls have been going on for two weeks now, and I have have the pleasure of announcing the winner for week two.

That winner is …

My book, Betrayed, which is available in both ebook and paperback! Now, you can cry bias, and I couldn’t even argue with you. I had four votes, and all four voted for this cover. I’m positive that all the voters are fans or friends of mine. The solution is the same. Vote. That way, your favorite will have a better chance to win.

The Week 3 poll is available right over here, so please take a second to let your vote be counted.

I’d be grateful if you would be so kind as to watch my channel, where I talk about all seven of the covers and why I think they were so cool.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that Betrayed is the second book to make it in the finals for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month! You guys can choose who wins the title and then support your favorite in the yearly competition (obviously next year)! I hope you’ll participate.

Thanks for reading and watching,

Matt

Vote for the 2019 April (Week 1) Book Cover of the Month!

Vote for the 2019 April (Week 1) Book Cover of the Month!

That’s right folks! The Book Cover of the Month (and year) is back (click here if all you want to do is vote)!

This has actually been going for a bit, and I even mentioned it in a different blog, but that blog had some other information that might have buried the news.

How the new system works!

First, if you want to watch my pick the covers and talk about why I like them, check out my YouTube channel!

Would you like to join me and talk about book covers? I’d love to have you. You just have to email me and give me your name, email, and Zoom user name. Do that, and I’ll email you to tell you when I’m about to be on. I try to be on at the same time, but married life makes that a bit tough. For instance, I expect to be on looking at covers Friday.

Also, Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m., I still plan to do the cover reveal for Betrayed that way, and I hope you’ll join me.

But, that’s not what you came here for is it?

Each week, I pick seven covers. Then I post a Google Form where you can vote for your favorite of those seven. The winners for each week get put in a final form for the title of Book Cover of the Month.

I’m hoping you’ll take a moment to vote for your favorite of Week One’s seven covers. You can vote here! You’ll need to be signed on to Google (to keep those super passionate people from voting 1,000 times).

I’ll announce the winner in a future video (and a small post here).

Thanks for reading (and hopefully voting!)

Matt