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March 4, 2016 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

holymothercover

Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

If you had a magical lamp, what would you wish for? How would you use your three wishes? (You can’t wish my more wishes. That’s cheating!)

That is what the magical lamp covers make me think of—those questions and Aladdin. I don’t even have an answer to those questions for myself. :P It was difficult finding covers that had this theme. I mostly found covers of Aladdin or of people with no magical lamp in sight!

Let’s check out the magical lamp covers I did find!

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January 28, 2016 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

holymothercover

Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

What can you do with an anthology cover? Well, you can do many things.

One of the many things I love about anthologies are the covers.There’s a connected theme inside the stories of the anthologies, and I just love that it’s reflected on the cover. Cover designers can go many ways with it, and in these batch of covers I’ve put together, you see ones with gorgeous typography, excellent attention to detail, illustrations, and so much more.

Let’s check out those covers!

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December 24, 2015 • Cee • Holy Mother Cover

holymothercover

Inspired by What She ReadsPure Imagination Blog, and Stacked.

I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?

Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe) and discuss cover changes.

(A big special thanks to Georgie at What She Reads for bestowing me this fabulous name and to Charlotte at The Simple Tales for creating the beautiful feature banner you see before you.)

Star light, star bright, you look mighty beautiful in that vast night sky!

I’ve noticed a book cover trend of the big night sky with people or structures below. I’ve picked the ones with stars on it because holy gorgeous stars! I love the way the stars twinkle and the way the covers are framed because you see how big the night sky is when you have the people and buildings at the bottom of the cover. It makes the scene even more epic, and to me, emphasizes how there’s so much out there in the sky, in the world, and in the books! It’s weirdly welcoming to me.

Let’s check out those covers!

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December 11, 2015 • Cee • Design

2015yacoverchoiceawards

The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

Over 250 people voted, and you guys, I’m very emotional about it because it has really grown from last year. (Triple the amount of people last year!) I owe each and every one of you a huge thank you and hugs with lots of confetti, dancing, and delicious sweets! <3

A month ago, the 2015 YA Book Cover Choice Awards kicked off with lots of cheers and support. I was hoping people will get pumped up because book covers maketh a book (sometimes), and you guys did not fail to express your excitement. You really showed the love and appreciation for book covers in this Cover Awards, and I am so grateful for the enthusiasm. I cannot stress enough how much it means to me to see all the votes, the sharing, and the excitement. It keeps me excited to do more of this! (Not that I was gonna stop. ;D) There’s so much we can do.

I won’t talk your ear off because we have covers to award!

Let’s see who came out as victor for each category! Expect delight, disappointment, and all the emotions with seeing your favorites win or lose.

What You Need To Know

  • When you click on the category links below, it’ll take you directly to the category.
  • Click on the covers to see the pie chart that will pop out (with the # of votes and percentage).
  • If you have questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask them and I will answer. :)

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December 2, 2015 • Cee • Design

2015yacoverchoiceawards

The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

Huzzah!

I am completely blown away by the support and excitement I’ve gotten for this year’s YA Book Cover Choice Awards. It’s true what they say, people like covers. ;) You don’t know how much it means to me to see all of you voting, sharing it and your excitement. It makes hosting this Awards truly rewarding. Thank you to everybody who voted and shared this! Let us do it one more time, okay?

With the good, there is the bad: Cheating is not okay.
Every award must have a cheater, right? The day before Thanksgiving, I found a cheater. I unfortunately had to disqualify the cover from contention. There were a suspicious amount of votes for the cover continuously one after another (almost like spam). (May I note that no other covers were voted along with it.) I didn’t think I would need to say this, but cheating is not okay nor is it tolerated here, and if I find votes for a cover that is cheating, the cover will be disqualified. That is not the spirit of the Cover Awards.

On the bright side, in the words of Charlotte, “this is how you know your awards have made it.” XD

What you find in this post are: 8 covers for each category + polls. Let the best become the victor?

Here we go!

What You Need To Know

  • This is the FINAL round.
  • These covers are all reader nominated and voted.
  • Vote for the cover you believe should win each category because it’s superior and prettier than the others and fits.
  • Judge base on the covers. Not what’s in the book.
  • You’re only allowed to vote for ONE cover once.
  • DO NOT CHEAT. DO NOT SPAM VOTE. I will be checking the spreadsheet for suspicious activity.
  • If you click on the pictures, it will pop up a bigger image. If you want a bigger picture, click on the links in the Google Docs poll.
  • When you click on the category links below, it’ll take you directly to that category.
  • If you have questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask them and I will answer. :)
  • Voting ends Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12 PM PST. (The results will be unveiled Friday, December 11 PST.)
  • Last but not least, have fun! Share this with friends and force them to vote!

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November 23, 2015 • Cee • Design

2015yacoverchoiceawards

The YA Book Cover Choice Awards (aka YABCCAwards) aim to honor all the wonderful (and not-so wonderful) book covers that were published in the past year. It will be nominated and voted by readers (à la Goodreads Choice Awards and the *Book Shimmy* Awards) for the best cover design in each categories.

Bye, bye nominations. Helllllloooo, voting round!

Let me say, 1. thank you to everybody who nominated! <3 and 2. I am EXHAUSTED after laying out and putting this post together non-stop. It’s so much to do for one person—compiling the votes, making the images and laying everything out. (Good thing is that I had this layout already, so I didn’t have to figure out the logistics of everything. Bless that I started doing the Cover Awards last year.)

What you find in this post are: 15 (yes, that’s right) covers for each category + polls. I was amazed at the many different covers that people nominated, but unfortunately not all of them made it in the semi-finals round because they didn’t have a lot of nominations for them or didn’t belong in the category or in YA. (So sad that Conviction didn’t make it into “Best Typography” or The Walls Around Us in “Best Illustration.”)

Enough chit chat. This is a lonnnnnnnng post, so beware of scrolling. ;D (Seriously. When you reach the bottom, you will go, “man, Cee wasn’t kiddin’ around.”)

And once again, we begin.

What You Need To Know

  • This is the semi-finals. (This will determine the eight books that will make it to the final voting.)
  • These covers are all reader nominated.
  • Vote for the cover you believe should win each category because it’s superior and prettier than the others and fits.
  • Judge base on the covers. Not what’s in the book.
  • You’re only allowed to vote for up to THREE covers once. (You can vote for one cover or two or three.)
  • DO NOT CHEAT. I will be checking the spreadsheet for suspicious activity.
  • If you click on the pictures, it will pop up a bigger image. If you want a bigger picture, click on the links in the Google Docs poll.
  • When you click on the category links below, it’ll take you directly to that category.
  • If you have questions or need clarifications, feel free to ask them and I will answer. :)
  • Voting ends Sunday, November 29, 2015 11:59 PM PST.
  • Last but not least, have fun! Share this with friends and force them to vote!

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