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.
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 …
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.
I wanted to keep this particular post going as the Book Cover of the Month contests are frankly less successful than I had hoped. I’m too afraid to take a break with this at the expense of failing to give it my all.
With that said, we do indeed have a winner for November. We also have a winner for Week 2 of December. So let’s announce the winners.
The 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month is …
Genesis Draconis by Kevin McLaughlin and Michael Anderleis such a dynamic cover with so much energy and great color and texture. It’s a worthy entry into the November contest. ! This really was a dynamic image with great texture. Congratulations to the artist and the authors. Good luck in the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year poll.
This means we only need four more covers to get the Book Cover of the Year poll going, and we’re already halfway through December.
The Week 2 winner of the 2021 M.L.S. Weech December Book Cover of the Month is …
Infinite by Duncan Ralston was a great example of balance and reflection (if with a twist). It’s a beautiful cover and a fitting entrant into December’s contest. It joins School for Spirits in the poll, and you can vote for your favorite cover in Week 3’s poll right here.
First off, I just want to say again that Hazel is live in both electronic and paperback formats. I’d be ever so grateful if you gave it a try.
We’re just one week away from having the full roster of participants for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month.
The winner for Week 3 is …
The cover for Chimera’s Prism by PJ Garcin is just so dynamic. I love how they use the text and light to create a three-dimensional effect. The detail is also amazing. That means Prism joins The Doormen and Oldtech for the November title.
We’re chugging along and about to finish the seventh month of my book cover of the year competition.
The winner of the third week of October is …
Dragon Bond by Ursula Visser had perfect composition! Every single element was placed exactly where it needed to be while avoiding any overlap, which can cause tension in the eyes. That means it joins Gutter Mage and You Give Magic A Bad Name in the overall October competition. This week’s winner will round out the poll, and you can vote for Week 4’s cover right here.
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Desert rounds out our Final Four (Sorry Suns! Get ’em next year). You can vote for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech July Book Cover of the Month right here. August is up and running as well, and you can vote for Week 1’s cover right here.
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