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 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month! Week 4 is Live!

Announcing the Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech November Book Cover of the Month! Week 4 is Live!

Greetings all,

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.

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

I’d appreciate it if you took a moment to head over to my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. It’s just another way to give your friendly neighborhood author a bit of support.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month Poll is Up! The First Week of the October Contests Has Also Begun!

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month Poll is Up! The First Week of the October Contests Has Also Begun!

Greetings All,

We’re officially halfway through the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year! That means we get to start the September poll and start collecting covers for October.

Let’s start by announcing the final winning cover for the month of October which is …

Falling by T.J. Newman had such a clever combination of color and pattern. Even against fantasy covers, this book stood out. Falling joins The Desert Prince, The Maleficent Seven, and War Priest to round out the 2021 M.L.S. Weech September Book Cover of the Month. You can choose the winner by heading here and voting.

Meanwhile, the October competitions have begun, and you can vote for Week One’s winner right here.

I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. I’m hoping to drum up intrest in the book cover competition, and you can help by spreading the word.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing The Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month! Please Vote for Week 4!

Announcing The Week 3 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month! Please Vote for Week 4!

Greetings all,

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech September Book Cover of the Month is rolling as always.

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

The Maleficent Seven by Cameron Johnston really did just look awesome. I loved the energy and color of the image, and I’m a sucker for silhouettes. So big congrats to that cover, which joins War Priest and The Desert Prince in the overall September poll. But before we can do that, we have to pick a winner for Week 4. Please vote for that cover right here.

I’d appreciate it if stopped by my YouTube channel and gave it a like and subscribe. It really brings attention to the authors and the covers, and it really helps me out.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing the August Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3 of September!

Announcing the August Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3 of September!

Greetings all,

The 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year is moving along. We now have a winner for August, and September is moving along nicely. Let’s get straight to it.

The August 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month is …

I honestly think She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chan was a no-brainer. It’s just a stunning cover.

We’re almost halfway through the roster for the 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Year. September’s cover will actually be the halfway winner. So let’s look at the winner for Week 2. And that winner is …

War Priest by Harmon Cooper was a pretty wicked-looking cover. It has so much energy, and the color is great.

War Priest is will join next week’s winner, The Desert Prince, and one more cover in the September 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month poll. You can vote for Week 3’s best book cover right here.

I’d appreciate it if you took a look at my YouTube channel and shared it. I’m trying to generate more voters and more support for these authors and book covers, and that will also help me.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Time to Vote for the Week Two August 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month

Time to Vote for the Week Two August 2021 M.L.S. Weech Book Cover of the Month

Greetings all,

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…

Of Glass and Ashes by Elle Madison and Robin D. Mahle was just too clean and hit too many Disney buttons to be denied. It was a clean concept with strong visuals, and those traits always come out ahead.

Glass is the first book to gain a spot in the August poll, and you can vote for Week Two’s cover right here.

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).

We’re Ready to Start the 2021 M.L.S. Weech June Book Cover of the Month Poll! Week 1 of July is Underway!

Greetings all,

Still on vacation, so I just want to post these quickly.

Congratulations to the following Week for 2021 June Book Cover of the Month. The winner is …

Honestly, there wasn’t even a close second in my personal opinion. Animal Farm by George Orwell (which I’ve read by the way) was just an amazing cover. That means it’s Animal Farm against Tournaments of Thaw, Angel of Armageddon, and A Clash of Fates for the title of 2021 M.L.S. Weech June Book Cover of the Month. You can vote for your favorite here.

As always, Week 1 of July is also underway, and you can vote for that right here.

I’d be much obliged if you’d check out my YouTube channel, where I talk about these covers and what I like about them. It’d mean a lot if you subscribed and clicked that bell notification. It’s a free way to support me.

Thanks for reading,

Matt

Announcing The Week 1, 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! There’s Still Time to Vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month

Announcing The Week 1, 2021 June Book Cover of the Month! There’s Still Time to Vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month

Greetings all,

Before we get into June’s news, would you please take a moment to vote for the 2021 May Book Cover of the Month? There’s only about six days left to vote, so please show these covers some support.

Now we can move on to announce the winner of last week’s 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 1 of June.

The cover for Angel of Armageddon by Michael Anderle is a great example of composition. Look at how everything in the scene has its own unique space.

But, as one week passes, another begins. So you can vote for your favorite Week 2 2021 June 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 Angel of Armageddon is the first cover to earn a spot 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 2 2021 April Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3’s Cover

Announcing the Week 2 2021 April Book Cover of the Month! Vote for Week 3’s Cover

Greetings all,

My Book Cover of the Month contest is back in the swing of things. Things have picked up a bit, but we still aren’t getting a ton of votes. I’d be much obliged if you took a few moments to let your voice be heard. Once again, I had to break a tie. I had eight votes, and, sure enough, two books each had two votes. I need your help to get this back to the level of support it had a few years ago before I went on hiatus regarding book covers.

So first, let’s announce the winner for week 2.

The cover for The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner has wonderful color and texture. It really stood out to me from the moment I first saw it.

But, as one week passes, another begins. So you can vote for your favorite Week 3 2021 April 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. My middle son joined me for this episode, so that was nice of him.

Remember to vote for your favorite through the link I provided above! This means that The Lost Apothecary joins Spellmaker in the finals for the 2021 April 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

The March Book Cover of the Month is up and Running!

The March Book Cover of the Month is up and Running!

March_Cover_Collage_175Happy first everyone! As is now officially tradition here on my blog, it’s time to start a new book cover of the month competition.

Star Mage Exile by J.J. Green joins 31 brand new covers this month.

You can vote all the way through the tournament, supporting the covers you like best through each round. I like to make sure people get the credit they deserve, so please show your support. Please vote and share as much as possible to get people a chance to pick their favorite.

As always, I’d appreciate it if you tag the authors and artists if you know them. I try to tag or friend every author I can, but sometimes it’s hard to track someone down. Max participation is a huge deal to me. The more people who vote, the more recognition these authors and artists receive, and I want this to be as legitimate as possible.

If you are the author, let’s remember to be good sports! 1) Please feel free to message or contact me at any time. 2) Please feel free to like, share, text, ask for support, and call everyone you know. I absolutely want max participation. However, if you’re going to offer giveaways or prizes, please offer them for voting, not just voting for you.

Also, while your summoning your army of voting soldiers, please make sure you ask them to vote in every match. Part of the idea of this is to get exposure to as many artists and authors as possible. By all means, if you can get 1,000 people to vote for your book, do it. Just please also send some eyeballs to the other matches.

A final note to authors and artists: I currently have links to the books’ Amazon pages. If you’d prefer I switch that link to sign up for your newsletter or like your social media page or whatever, just send me the link and let me know. I want this to help you. I want this to be as helpful as possible, so whatever you need me to do to facilitate that, just let me know.

I hope you keep having fun. Please, vote, share, and discuss as much as possible.

All you have to do now is head over here to vote!

Thanks for reading,

Matt