An April Book Cover of the Month Update!

An April Book Cover of the Month Update!

With just seven days left in this month’s bracket, it’s time to update you all on how things have been progressing.

As I type this, we have 3,015 votes so far. This is a pretty solid spot to be in, and the matches are all pretty close.

by Jesse Teller is in the lead at the moment.

Most Voted on so far: Primordial by Mario Loomis, which is in second at the moment, is just four voters behind Teller, but Loomis does have the most total votes so far with 179.

Least Voted for:  If it Takes a Lifetime  by Bruce Whitehead. This cover has 51 votes. Perhaps you all aren’t fans of classic sci-fi. I think the cover’s pretty cool, but this is to see what you all like.  Still, if you lie this cover, give him a few votes.

Loomis isn’t the only one close to unseating Teller.  These Unnatural Men by E.J. Babb is only six votes away from overtaking Teller in the Final Four.

Loomis isn’t untouchable either. Unafraid by Megan Lynch is within 11 votes of Loomis in the Final Four. Tuning In by Richard Roberts is only five votes away from Loomis in the Elite Eight.

This basically means that if any of the named authors get at least 11 people to vote for their cover, the top four changes, and we have new leaders. I should probably mention that Personal Warriors by Rachel A. Collett is also within 11 voters.

511bEmT3S3L._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_So a lot of these matches are pretty tightly contested, especially in the Elite Eight. Heck, I see a few covers in the Sweet 16 that are only about 13 voters away from the championship. That means it’s pretty much neck and neck for about half the books in the bracket. I like seeing the brackets where any cover could win.  Who will you vote for?

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. It’s been slow so far, so I hope readers start 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!

I’ll announce the winner is just seven days!

Thanks for reading,


The April Book Cover of the Month Begins! (Following a quick announcement)

The April Book Cover of the Month Begins! (Following a quick announcement)

We interrupt this blog for a brief announcement. Bob’s Greatest Mistake is live! It’ll be 99 cents from today until the 15th. I’d be honored if you would be kind enough to pick up a copy!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

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

Metal and Stone by Kevin Potter and The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson join 30 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,