2012 Book Covers

Winner of the 2011 Readers’ Choice Best Book Cover
as voted by LDS Publisher blog readers
is…

EpicTalesMisfitHeroThe Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Cover Designer: Angela D. Olsen
Cover Artist: Neil Robinson

Here is the award image that you may download for use on your website or blog.

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Winner of the 2011 LDS Publisher’s Choice
Best Book Cover is…

EverneathEverneath by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Cover Designer:

Here is your award image that you may download for use on your website or blog.

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Congratulations! I’m excited to see the covers 2013 will bring.

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Before I announce the overall 2012 Best Book Cover Winners, here is a recap of the genre finalists and the awards. Authors, publishers and cover designers may download the award image and upload it to your own blogs and/or websites, if desired. Right click on the image and select “Save Image As…” to save to your computer.

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Readers’ Choice Genre Winners
(Click on the Genre link to see details about the cover.)

Athena by Heather B. Moore
General/Women’s Finalist

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Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert
Historical Finalist
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Deadly Undertakings by Gregg Luke
Mystery/Suspense Finalist
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Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack
Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Finalist
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For What It’s Worth  by Karey White
Traditional Romance Finalist
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Family By Design by Heather Justesen
Light/Comedic Romance Finalist
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Dispirited by Luisa M. Perkins
Speculative Finalist
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Witch Born by Amber Argyle
YA Speculative: Character Finalist
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Everneath by Brodi Ashton
YA Speculative: Other Finalist
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After Hello by Lisa Mangum
YA General Finalist
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The Epic Tales of a Misfit Hero by Matt Peterson
Children’s/Middle Grade Finalist
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LDS Publisher’s Choice Genre Winners
(Click on the Genre link to see details about the cover. My comments
about each cover will be added soon.)

Athena by Heather B. Moore

General/Women’s Finalist
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Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert
Historical Finalist
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Dead Running by Cami Checketts
Mystery/Suspense Finalist
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Code Word by Traci Hunter Abramson
Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Finalist
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For What It’s Worth  by Karey White
Traditional Romance Finalist
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The Reluctant Bachelorette by Rachael Anderson
Light/Comedic Romance Finalist
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Dispirited by Luisa M. Perkins
Speculative Finalist
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Bonded by Michelle Davidson Argyle
YA Speculative: Character Finalist
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Everneath by Brodi Ashton
YA Speculative: Other Finalist
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Altercation by Tamara Hart Heiner
YA General Finalist
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Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell
Children’s/Middle Grade Finalist
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Take the Silver Award if your book was one of the five genre finalists, but is not on the list for Readers’ Choice or LDS Publisher’s Choice.

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2012 Overall Best Book Cover

January 28, 2013

I’ve tallied up the votes in the genre categories and the finalists for 2012 Overall Best Book Cover (in alphabetical order) are: After Hello by Lisa Mangum YA General Finalist ••• Athena by Heather B. Moore General/Women’s Finalist ••• Banana Split by Josi S. Kilpack Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Finalist ••• Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert Historical […]

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2012 Children/Middle Grade Book Covers

January 25, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Another highly competitive category. There are six covers for you to vote on.   Albrek’s Tomb by […]

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2012 YA General Book Covers

January 25, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. After Hello by Lisa Mangum Publisher: Shadow Mountain Cover Designer: I like the elements of this cover. […]

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2012 YA Speculative Covers: Other

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *These are covers that feature something other than the character’s face as the central design. Everneath by […]

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2012 YA Speculative Covers: Character

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Another category with too many choices, so I’m breaking it into two. These are covers that feature […]

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2012 Speculative Covers

January 24, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *These are for adult speculative fiction. YA comes next. And yes, there are six covers for you […]

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2012 Light Romance Book Covers

January 23, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here. *Note: This is the category for lighter romance or romantic comedies. Emmalee by Jenni James Publisher: Walnut […]

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2012 Romance Book Covers

January 23, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.  *Note: This is the more traditional romance category. Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson Publisher: Shadow Mountain Cover Designer: […]

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2012 Cozy Mystery/Romantic Suspense Book Covers

January 22, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author.   Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.     All Fall Down by Julie Coulter Bellon Publisher: Julie Coulter Bellon Cover Designer: LibrisPro I […]

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2012 Mystery/Suspense Book Covers

January 22, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.   Have you noticed a trend in mystery covers? A lot of them use frayed fonts—meaning, the font […]

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2012 Historical Book Covers

January 21, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.   Historical is probably my least favorite category of covers. A lot of historical books seem to just […]

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2012 General Book Covers

January 21, 2013

Please vote for your favorite cover using the poll at the bottom of the post. Remember: Vote for the COVER, not the story or the author. Voting deadline: Midnight, Saturday, January 26, 2012. Voting guidelines & details here.     Athena by Heather B. Moore Publisher: Covenant Cover Designer: ?? I love this cover! I love […]

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