Winners 2007The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announces today the winners of its first ECPA/Dickinson Press Book Cover Award during its 2007 Publishing University in Chicago, IL. This new awards competition, sponsored by ECPA and Dickinson, is open to all ECPA member publishers and recognizes excellence in book cover design. Nineteen publishers submitted more than 55 entries within four categories.
The 2007 ECPA/Dickinson Press Book Cover Award winners in the four award categories are:
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Best Cover from a Small Publisher
(1-100 titles annually)
The Wounded Warrior
Author: Dr. Steve Stephens
Designer: The DesignWorks Group
Best Cover from a Mid-level Publisher
(101-250 titles annually)
Author: David A. Anderson
Designer: Cindy Kiple
Best Cover from a Large Publisher
(251+ titles published annually)
Baker Publishing Group,
Author: Hayley DiMarco
Designer: Christopher Tobias
(From all Bible Publishers)
The Voice of Acts: The Dust Off Their Feet
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Authors: Brian D. McLaren and Chris Seay
Designer: Scott Lee, Scott Lee Designs
A team of design, marketing and book reader preference experts evaluated the entries based on how the design itself matches the characteristics of the book’s target audience. Design components such as composition, images, font treatment, color palette, and title were also considered.
“It is exciting anytime we announce the best of the best,” says ECPA President Mark Kuyper. “Our publishers have some of the top designers and artists working to create outstanding covers. The ECPA/Dickinson Press Book Cover Award allows us the opportunity to honor the talents within the industry.”