28 December 2012 – NOTE: DECEMBER ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED – to give our guest judge, Chris Bates of Bookkoop.com, a chance to make his decision and write a report, no more entries will be accepted for December. Any new entries will automatically go through to the January 2013 Event, provided the book is self-published either in the last week of December or anywhere in January 2013.
The Monthly Indie eBook Cover Awards Event is becoming really popular, and it has been great fun as I love looking at varieties of ebook covers! I am also grateful that I have had guest judges to make the final end-of-the month choice.
Once again, to enter the Event, please email a copy of your cover in an approximate size of 600 x 800 / 900 pixels PLUS a link to where it can be found in a store online, to:
Publication date must be the last week of November or the month of December 2012.
The book must be completely self-published, though the cover may be professionally designed by anyone.
We only accept fiction at the moment, as a different category is required for non-fiction.
I select maximum 20 covers to be posted per month. I post covers throughout the month – usually I choose the best ones at the end of every week. From those 20 one will further be selected to be displayed on my home page for a month.
Read more about the Monthly Indie eBook Cover Awards Event here…
Here are the superb Indie eBook Covers for December 2012:
The first super-excellent cover of the month belongs to the ebook Pyramid of the Moon by Teresa Smith. Mysterious misty blue colours and clouds indicate the paranormal genre. The typography is so stunning, with the moons incorporated and the little owl on the “N” adding the extra perfect touch.
The bright colours of this cover certainly stand out. The text is also placed in an interesting position, as if it is written on the wall above the canopy of the shop. One thing, however, is that it’s supposed to be a murder mystery. I’m not too sure if the bright colours and flower shop reflect the genre well enough.
Here is a Young Adult Paranormal Thriller with an interesting font, appropriate colouring and great rendering of the hand. Though in thumbnail size especially, only the hand is really visible – I feel the face and title should have been more visible, and the hand a little smaller and maybe more off-centre. Otherwise this is a very original and attractive composition.
What I really like about this cover is the colour scheme – the purple shades and grey match together well and the title is clear and well-designed. A great cover for a romance.
I love this cover concept – it perfectly reflects the theme of a paranormal novel involving a native American shaman, plus it is very original! The only slight disadvantage is that it is not so visible in thumbnail size, as the whole cover is a bit dark. Maybe the figure could have been slightly lighter and more contrasting with the background. Nonetheless it is a favourite for its creativity and balanced composition.
This I believe is a YA fantasy/paranormal horror, and the cover perfectly fits the YA Paranormal genre. The composition is well-balanced as far as focal point (on the top of the girl one third up from the bottom), light variation (the light down the middle leads to the girl and provides contrast), perspective (the road also forms two lines that further leads to the girl plus it creates depth) are concerned. It certainly has a mysterious and intriguing feel and certainly depicts the theme of a teenage girl involved in mysterious paranormal activity.
Here’s a lovely neat and clearly visible cover. It’s a dystopian suspense thriller, and the image portrays the idea of bondage.
A captivating Western Romance cover – with a lovely grungy background, warm glowing contrasting colours and a clear title:
Here’s a perfect suspense thriller cover with its typical red and black colours and bold lettering, but with a very original concept that reflects the title. Notice the shadows and slight grungy textures too. Just perfect for a thriller.
Here’s a fantasy romance with a mysterious feel, a lovely blue-green and grey colour scheme and wonderful decorative elements that match the theme. The title is also suitably bold and glowing to match the background.
Here they are in thumbnail-size, as they might be seen in Amazon or Goodreads – they are all quite striking and different covers that will attract attention!
Now, this cover is not a fiction cover and hence I could not enter it for the competition as non-fiction covers are all in a category of their own. However, I received this entry and thought it was one of the best non-fiction covers I have ever seen, so just wanted to display it here: