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 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 …
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’ve just wrapped up another month of voting as we plod along to the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year.
Let’s start by announcing that. The 2021 M.L.S. Weech October Book Cover of the Month is …
You Give Magic A Bad Name beat out three other very good covers. It’s light and detail really help set it apart. I want to congratulate Ty Burson and wish the cover the best of luck in the 2021 Book Cover of the Year poll.
We’re actually close to announcing November’s winner, but we need a few more covers first. The week two winner of November is …
Oldtech by D. Edward had a very nostalgic Robotech kind of feel, and the detail of that figure in the middle is just cool. This cover will join Doormen in the November poll.
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.
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!
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.
I’d appreciate it if you’d head over to my YouTube channel and give it a like and a subscribe. It really does help me out.
First, it’s important to note that the 2021 July Book Cover of the Month Poll is still live. You can choose from four best covers from July and pick one cover to rule them all. Please vote for that cover here.
August is still going, so that means I get to announce Week One’s winner, which is…
Please take a few minutes to head on over to my YouTube channel. Give it a like and subscribe. That’s where I talk about these covers and why I choose them. You can also leave comments there and recommend new scifi and fantasy covers (has to be published within the last 90 days).
With just three days left in the 2018 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year bracket, it’s time to update you all on how things have been progressing.
As I type this, we have 1,512 votes so far. That’s a bit slow, but still not terrible considering the size of the bracket and the amount of time there is to vote.
Metal and Stone by Kevin Potter is in first place.
Most Voted on so far: Potter has 245 total votes, but it’s pretty close in a couple of ways. I also think if we make sure these authors and their fan bases are aware of it, the 37 votes Potter has isn’t that steep a margin.
So, how close is it? Well, Asunder by L. Steinworth is only 20 votes behind Potter in the Final Four.
There are still a few days left, so let’s see about spreading word and helping these authors and artists out. It would make me sad to hear an artist or author didn’t have an opportunity to participate.
A brief not on Brackify. As I’ve mentioned, it’s shutting down. Some of you may be getting a warning. I’d appreciate any comments if you are. That said, if you do get that screen, just know the IP is running down because of the site’s shutdown. I consider it a safe site, so you can click through to vote without too much concern in my opinion.
A 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.
This will be the only update for this type of bracket. I hope the record does get broken and that I see voters lining up to support their authors by voting, liking, and sharing the bracket with as many people as possible. You can vote at this address!