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The winner was announced today with a very informative analysis of each cover by Scarlett Rugers - check here:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/2013/05/01/april-cover-award-winner/


Just feast your eyes on the amazing self-pubbed ebook covers we have in the April Cover Awards this month!! Which one is your favourite? I have mine...but our guest judge Scarlett Rugers is going to have the hard time to pick the best three from this absolutely stunning collection!

(I only display the best cover entries every month up to a limit of 20 - so these covers are all darn excellent - just place for one more...)



More info at: [URL=http://ebookindiecovers]http://ebookindiecovers.com/monthly-indie-ebook-cover-awards/april-2013-indie-ebook-cover-awards/[/url]
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Steve Vernon said:
I'll have to check this out.
Thanks Steve - you have some seriously great SciFi covers! I love studying covers when I'm not designing them...and I very much appreciate the work of other artists. I believe in the spirit of co-operation rather than survival of the fittest competition....

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There's some nice looking covers on there - I spend waaaaay to much time staring at book covers. I should probably spend less time looking and more time reading.  The site is awesome by the way!
 
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I hereby submit my Iron Bloom cover by Ruecole for the 'January 2013's Best Indy Novel Cover Featuring A Scarred Up 200+ Pound Beast Of A Heroine' award.

Any challengers?
 

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Caitie Quinn said:
Oh man! I'd LOVE to enter. This looks like so much fun.... but my book came out 2 days too soon and I miss the "last week of December" cut off date :(

I'm breezing through reading your articles - great site!
I love your "It's in his Kiss" cover - it's light, clean and perfect for a light-hearted romantic story. Thank you for appreciating my site.

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I hereby submit my Iron Bloom cover by Ruecole for the 'January 2013's Best Indy Novel Cover Featuring A Scarred Up 200+ Pound Beast Of A Heroine' award.

Any challengers?
Thank you - if you are serious please send a copy of the cover to me - approx. 600x900 pixels - to: [email protected] (this address is especially for the cover awards - my other one is for design customers)...
 
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Thank you - if you are serious please send a copy of the cover to me - approx. 600x900 pixels - to: [email protected] (this address is especially for the cover awards - my other one is for design customers)...
Err... I was kind of making a joke related to my other thread, but I could enter it, I'd have to ask Rachel for permission though - Rachel if you read this thread can you give us a thumbs up or thumbs down? If she doesn't see it I'll email her tomorrow or so.
 

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Cool, fun, and, if we are being honest, useful to both parties. Clever idea. I've sent my new one off to you.
 

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Cool, fun, and, if we are being honest, useful to both parties. Clever idea. I've sent my new one off to you.
Thank you for the entry...it's an amazing original piece of art. Well - the event helps me to keep on top of fashionable trends in covers. I would love to choose a final winner myself, but I was accused of being biased, so now I am grateful to the brave souls who agree to be my guest judges. I also don't enter my own covers for the event...there aren't too many cover awards competitions out there, and the one other main one that I know of always chooses the more literary type of cover or very arty rendered and abstract ones. I believe it is run by someone who does not like faces on a cover. I tend to get more romance entries...Plus I invite all sorts of people as guest judges - from marketing experts to designers to authors to readers...to ensure a wide variety in style and taste. Personally I am not in favour of the view that there is only one clear-cut recipe that applies to all covers. A lot depends on the genre.

I will post the new selections by Friday - I usually add the best covers of the week on a Friday.

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This month I have to thank author E.Ayers for acting as our courageous guest judge. Here are the amazing Indie covers that made it into the finals this month - which one would you have chosen and why?



To see our guest judge's choice, please view her post at:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/2013/02/01/january-ebook-cover-award-winner/

Please note I invite a variety of guest judges - from designers to authors to readers to editors, so that we can keep an interesting amount of different perspectives. For February we have an experienced graphic artist (I will soon announce his name, some of you may know him). So are you up for the February challenge?

All self-publishing authors are invited to enter a cover for the event. I post a maximum of 20 top covers per month to my site, and this page gets Facebooked and Tweeted a lot so it's hopefully a little advertising opportunity for Indie authors. Every month I have a guest judge that picks the best cover to be displayed for a month on my front page.

Covers may be designed by professional cover designers, but please do ask for their permission to enter your cover and let me know who designed it. The full rules for entering can be found here (please note the book must be published either in the last part of the previous month or in the month that the event takes place):

http://ebookindiecovers.com/monthly-indie-ebook-cover-awards/

This is the seventh month that the Cover Awards "competition" is running and it has become quite a popular event.

Thank you!
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After the exciting January Indie Cover Awards Event that was judged by an experienced author - E. Ayers (who wrote such an excellent article, thank you!) I have the pleasure of announcing the February judge: the well-known designer GX from Graphiczxdesigns.com. Is your cover up to the challenge?

Please read more about GX and enter your cover for the Event:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/2013/02/04/our-february-ebook-cover-awards-judge/



Thank you to all the great authors who make this event possible!
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UPDATE on THE MONTHLY INDIE EBOOK COVER AWARDS EVENT: These were the three top covers GX from Graphiczxdesigns chose for the month of February. Read his full article here - he very aptly describes what makes a good ebook cover too:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/2013/03/01/february-2013-cover-award-winners/

The Bluest Eyes in Texas was third, On Edge Second and Losing Penny first:



Thank you once again GX! To enter your cover for the March Event - please read the rules here:

http://ebookindiecovers.com/monthly-indie-ebook-cover-awards/



Thank you!
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Hi There

The Monthly Indie eBook Cover Awards Event is becoming very popular. Each month we invite a judge from the different echelons of the publishing world. Last month we had a graphic designer as judge and this month we have a couple who runs a new and exciting book cover market website...

You can read more about them here and also enter your cover for the March event - it's free and a fun promo opportunity.

http://ebookindiecovers.com/2013/03/07/announcing-our-march-cover-awards-guest-judge/

Here are our March entries so far - which one would you choose?



Thank you!

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Thank you Scarlett

You are an older and experienced designer and I am hoping you are going to say something about each cover :D...we've had some new entries - see the first section in this post for all the covers...

Oh, and just so everyone knows - I had to remove Screaming Spires by Georgiana Derwent as it was coincidentally designed by our Guest Judge!  I will add her cover entry to next month's event...

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Just feast your eyes on the amazing self-pubbed ebook covers we have in the April Cover Awards this month!! Which one is your favourite? I have mine...but our guest judge Scarlett Rugers is going to have the hard time to pick the best three from this absolutely stunning collection!

(I only display the best cover entries every month up to a limit of 20 - so these covers are all darn excellent - just place for one more...)



More info at: [URL=http://ebookindiecovers]http://ebookindiecovers.com/monthly-indie-ebook-cover-awards/april-2013-indie-ebook-cover-awards/[/url]
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