#SPFBO5 : Friday Cover Love

Posted On 21 June 2019

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SPFBO5 will commence at the start of July.  The books have been assigned and as with previous years the first stage of the competition is all about the cover art.  Each of the 10 judges will choose their three favourite covers from the 30 books they’ve been allocated.  Once the entries are all chosen the voting begins (I’ll post more details about the competition soon).  Anyway, this isn’t my opening post – I’ll be sorting something out shortly to let everyone know how I intend to proceed this year.  In the meantime feast your eyes on my assigned books.  This is a good opportunity for me to ruminate on my covers and also gives authors the chance to shout out if I’m not displaying the  most uptodate cover (just leave me a comment if I need to make changes).


22 Responses to “#SPFBO5 : Friday Cover Love”

  1. Jules_Writes

    Great selection!

  2. Tammy

    Very cool, and I even recognize a few of these😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, some of these have definitely been popping up recently so not surprised they’d be on your radar.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It would be interesting to turn this cover presentation into a game where we can guess the story based on the cover design and/or the title. Of course, seeing “Prince of Cats” I could not help wondering if it meant a young Tybalt… 😀 😀 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Tybalt…. – I need to get back to the Toby Daye series.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow, you guys don’t get much of a break between years! I’m glad another round is about to commence though, and I definitely think the covers get better with every year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, we do seem to have picked up fairly quickly this time around – just a month’s break in between. The covers are really good aren’t they – difficult to choose just three.
      Lynn 😀

  5. mervih

    Great covers. I would have a hard time choosing between them.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes, I’m feeling that about now. I’d definitely like to choose more than 3.
      Lynn 😀

  6. Weekly Wrap Up : 23rd June 2019 | Books and travelling with Lynn

    […] to select my three favourites – there are some impressive covers for sure, check them out here.  This week I’ve read three books, I did go off plan a little but read two of my scheduled […]

  7. sjhigbee

    Urg! Rather you than me – but what I take away from this selection is the overall quality and sophistication. Indie covers are every bit as spiffy and eye-catching as their trad cousins, it seems to me. Often better…

    • @lynnsbooks

      There are some really good covers here to be honest in fact I find overall that the quality of covers during this competition has been very good.
      Lynn 😀

  8. PerfectlyTolerable

    Oh man! I don’t think I could pick three favorites! I was able to narrow it down to 6 😂😂

    River of Thieves
    Realm of Beasts
    The Gates of Golorath
    Shard & Shield
    Daughter of Fate

    • @lynnsbooks

      Good choices – I definitely have a couple of those on my narrowed down list 😀

  9. Vincent Bobbe

    Blimey… there’s a lot of stiff competition here. I have to admit I’m really nervous about entering this competition now. Good luck to all the other authors and good luck to Lynn, you’ve got quite a mountain of reading to do!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Vincent – and good luck to you too. At the end of the day without the courage of all you authors to put your work out there we wouldn’t have a competition at all. I salute you all.
      I also must say that bearing in mind this competition goes down fairly quickly from 300 to 10 and then to 1 – it really is pretty intense, but, I think that everyone who enters can gain something, connections, friendships, advice, reviews and pointers, etc.
      I wish you all the best.
      Lynn 😀

  10. waytoofantasy

    Looks like a great group this year! I’ve heard A LOT of great things about Rob Hayes’ book as well as Benedict Patrick. Also, Benedict’s books have THE best covers, I love them. 🙂

  11. jessicabookworm

    Ooo there are some more great covers this year 😀

  12. #SPFBO5 – a few details | Books and travelling with Lynn

    […] into the cover competition.  Details here.  My list of books and all my covers can be found here and my final selection was posted yesterday.  Go and check out the covers selected – because […]

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