Gold star award for cover design
Every month Joel Friedlander and his team at the Book Designer take submissions for book covers in fiction and non-fiction. I have been following the awards for some time because the comments are invaluable and it has helped me to develop my sense of what makes a good cover design and current trends.
They award an overall winner in fiction and non-fiction. Runner-ups are awarded a gold star.
Some months there are lots of entries and some months few. The quality also varies month by month. If no books are worthy of a gold star they don’t award any.
October 2017 was a tough month to enter. 99 entries in the fiction and many of them with excellent covers. We were one of 7 gold stars.
Congratulations to Joy Lankshear for her excellent design.