Monday, 31 October 2011

Mr Ripley's Book Cover Wars 2012 - Heat 3 of 4 Plus Competition - Signed David Walliams - Mr Stink

You are now in Mr Ripley's Book Cover War Zone....

Heat two has just recently come to an end. The close run winner was Conrad Mason's up and coming book cover for 'The Demon's Watch'. This cover received amazing 189 votes out of the 449 votes that were cast. Therefore, as a worthy winner it now finds itself in the final.
  • Heat one winner - Ransom Rigg's - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - 104 Votes
  • Heat two winner - Conrad Mason's - The Demon's Watch - 189 Votes    
For any new or existing follower of this site this is the chance for you to become part of the weekly book cover wars. Each week (for the next 2 weeks) I am going to select four book covers for you to vote from. The winner of each heat will then go forward to the final round and get a chance to be crowned as 'Mr Ripley's Enchanted Book Cover Winner 2011'.

As a voter not only will you get the chance to choose your favourite book cover, but you will also be in with the chance to win a different special book each week.
The book competition winner from last week has been picked and has won a copy of the new proof by Jonathan Maberry - "Dead of the Night". The lucky winner is Michelle at MuchLovedBooks - I will be in touch with you for your postal details. Hope you enjoy reading it.

In order to kick off the competition this week we have yet another amazing book prize. This week it's an first edition hardback "Mr Stink" which is signed by David Walliams and by the illustrator Quentin Blake. This is a rare opportunity to add this edition to your book collection. 

If you are interested in voting for a book cover and being in with a chance to win the above book then all you need to do is: 
  • Vote for your favourite book cover using the poll (see top of the page)
  • Leave a comment through this post 
  • Sit back, watch the voting develop and wait to hear whether you've won (once the poll has closed). Please note that this competition is open Worldwide.
So here are the four book covers to vote for:


Book One - Barry Hutchison - The 13th Horseman - Published by HarperCollins - March 2012


Book Two - Andy Briggs - Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy -  Published by Faber and Faber - June 2011


Book Three - Tommy Donbavand - Scream Street 13: Flame of the Dragon - Published by Walker Books - October 2011
              
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Book Four - Rick Riordan - The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune - Published by Hyperion - October 2011 - US Book Cover


Get voting and may the best book cover win. Don't forget to leave a comment if you want to win a signed book. Open worldwide....



41 comments:

BookZone said...

This was a no-brainer for me this time. David Wyatt's cover for The 13th Horseman is stunning and portrays the comedy/fantasy theme of the plot perfectly.

Anonymous said...

13th Horseman. It reminds me of early Discworld covers. That is a good thing.

Paul Carroll said...

Now if I could get my hands on a COPY of 13th Horseman I'd be happy. Love that cover! :D

Kulsuma said...

I voted for The Son of Neptune. It looks amazing!

Lara W said...

The 13th Horseman for me. Lovely cover. :D

Barry Hutchison said...

Ah, I LOVE Book Cover Wars. Of course I'm going to say vote for mine, but let's be honest, the standard this week is utterly brilliant once again. Creating a strong cover is a vastly underrated artform, and this competition is a great way of drawing attention to it. Keep up the good work, sir, and may the best cover win.

Lari Don said...

Much tougher heat this time, but I voted for 13th Horseman, partly cos I'm a sucker for swords and horses, and partly cos it promises both excitement and humour.

Weirdmage said...

The 13th Horseman. Great cover.

JD SHARPE said...

I went for Andy's book,I love the heat that comes off this cover but I also think the 13th Horseman is very strong. Am I allowed to vote twice?

Lucy Coats said...

Yep, I'm with the majority, and have gone for the 13th Horseman. It's a brilliant cover and makes me want to buy the book right now.

Andy Briggs said...

I was going to vote for Barry's too - but realised he never sent me a proof copy :( - guess I will just have to vote for the Lord of the Jungle... or Tommy's

John C said...

The 13th Horseman, I love the colours

gszwed said...

I voted for Book Three - Tommy Donbavand - Scream Street 13: Flame of the Dragon. Just a great cover and will appeal to kids and parents

feefeegabor said...

I've voted - sorry to disagree with others but I like the cover for Scream Street.

glennamy said...

I voted for the 13th Horseman cover. It looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

Barry Hutchison's The 13th Horseman gets my vote. The cover looks epic!

Michelle McCulloch said...

13th Horseman - Great cover !

Anonymous said...

Voted for Barry Hutchison's The 13th Horseman

mandy turner said...

My Children would love to read the 13th horseman xx

Anonymous said...

I have voted for the 13th Horseman. Great cover!

Anonymous said...

The 13th Horseman

liz denial said...

I voted for the 13th horseman, stunning cover

sarag said...

The 13th Horseman is striking and stunning. Very, very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Just voted for Barry Hutchison - The 13th Horseman
@compevent

silverkaylah said...

13th Horseman for me. Certainly draws you to the book.

Anonymous said...

Tarzan for me

GeorgeBee said...

I voted for Book One, best layout imho! @GeorgeBee69

james_ellen said...

13th Horseman wins in my eyes. I really like the typography for a start, it really stands out. The characterisation is excellent it hints of humour, adventure and scares. As a kid I always picked books by their cover, 13th Horseman would have definitely been picked!

Anonymous said...

I voted 13th Horseman got my vote. I love the colours and the whole atmosphere of it, it's stunning. Not to mention the fantastic tag line!

Ponkelberry said...

It's got to be 'The 13th Horseman'... got a spare copy? ;)

Mr Vincent said...

I would like to give one away Barry in the next round?

Barry Hutchison said...

I'll see what I can sort out for you.

Anonymous said...

Screen Street.

@Heavenlyink said...

I voted for Scream Street 13; Flame of the Dragon...it was the dragon that did it for me-reminiscent of a Henning piece & I love his work!

Carmen said...

The 13th Horseman cover made me laugh aloud so that in itself makes it the winner for me :D Looks a fab read!

Didn't realise Quentin Blake illustrated David Walliams book! Wow!

Ali said...

I vote for the 13th Horseman. Very eye catching and reminds me of Discworld.

josie301 said...

13th Horseman all the way!

Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

The 13th Horseman spoke to me...

Lisa said...

Definitely 13th horseman for me. Love the illustration style :)

Michelle said...

My vote goes to The Son of Neptune :D

Lucy said...

Definitely The 13th Horseman. Great cover.

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