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Ebook Cover Design Award Winners

Every month, Joel Friedlander, aka The Book Designer, invites authors to submit their books for his “Ebook Cover Design Award“.  The complete list can be found at Mr. Friedlander’s site.

And the winners are….


Kristian Truelsen submitted 30 Failures by Age 30 designed by Katharine Miller. “In this image author Katharine Miller pays homage to the works of painter Art Frahm.”

Joel Friedlander: Clearly the best nonfiction cover this month. This cover design brings together a delightful tongue-in-cheek air with strong typography and the discipline of a limited palette. It stands out from the crowd and reflects the quirky humor and artistic sensibilities of the author. Well done.


Tamara Henson Coffey submitted The Pathos of Rowan Jun designed by Tamara Henson Coffey. “I wanted to express a graphic novel feel for a very action/adventure type of story, so I made a close-up of a fully inked comics-style character and hand lettered the title and author name.”

JF: An astonishingly strong and harmonious blend of art and lettering. The energy in this cover is palpable, it almost leaps off the screen. Getting this kind of internal consistency and focus, here for a “warrior sci-fi” story, is unusual. Great stuff.

Other covers to check out this month: We had a number of very strong competitors this month, all in fiction. Readers who would like to see some of the really great covers should head over to the post and check out these: Demon Whisperer by Tawny Stokes, design by April Martinez; Hive by Griffin Hayes, design by Kit Foster; Matador by Steve Bauman, design by Steve Bauman; Pandora’s Succession by Russell Brooks, design by Carolyn Webb; The Zen Man by Colleen Collins, design by Peter Ratcliffe; and The Uglies by Thomas Burchfield, design by M.S. Corely.

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