One of the only things just as fun as chatting about favorite books is oohing and ahhing over lovely covers. The 2017 Christy Award finalists are live, and there are some wonderful designs represented in all different genres.
We’ll have to wait until November to see which of these titles will win awards in their categories for their actual content…but until then, why not do a fun poll choosing your favorite covers? Here’s how it works.
Go to the Christy Award finalists page to look at all of the covers. Then pull up this survey. (Maybe make it fill half the screen so you can evaluate both at the same time.) After that, it’s time to make the tough choices for what stands out to you in each of the categories listed.
This is just for fun—we won’t be handing out fancy statues to the authors…but I will post the winners here next week.
And speaking of the Christy Awards…
We’d love to see you at the upcoming Art of Writing Conference and Christy Awards! You can find out more about the event below, or if you’re already convinced, you can register here.
About the Art of Writing Conference: The Art of Writing is designed to bring Christian creatives and publishing curators together for a half day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking.
The speakers represent a wide range of roles and areas of expertise. Andrew Peterson, young adult writer and founder of the Rabbit Room, will give advice on how to create and benefit from a vibrant creative community, while Wheaton College professor Theon Hill, Ph.D. will present a survey of the obstacles and opportunities of diversity in Christian fiction. Authors will receive encouragement for the ups and downs of the writing life from blogger Carrie Schmidt and author, agent, and ACFW public relations liaison Cynthia Ruchti. Finally, a panel of representatives from major ECPA publishers will share insider information on where the genre has been, where it’s going, and the exciting changes they see in today’s market for writers. Learn more about the speakers and sessions here.
About the Christy Awards: The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres. The award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967 and inspiring a continuing book series and a CBS television series starring Kellie Martin. The novel will be re-released in 2017 in a 50th anniversary legacy edition by Gilead Publishing in partnership with Kregel Publications.
Hosted by award-winning author and radio host Chris Fabry, this year’s celebration gala dinner will feature New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury as well as musician and writer Andrew Peterson. You can view the finalist list here.
Monday, October 9:
Top Ten Writing Industry Issues at Seekerville
Tuesday, October 10:
Survey: Give Us Your Best Questions at By the Book
Wednesday, October 11:
Interview with Dr. Theon Hill at Reading is My Superpower
Thursday, October 12:
Celebrating the Christy Awards…With a Giveaway! at Bethany House Fiction
Friday, October 13:
Quiz: Pick Your Gala Dress at Dani Pettrey’s blog
Saturday, October 14:
Eight Reasons to Come to The Art of Writing at The Power of Words
Sunday, October 15:
Interview with Carrie Schmidt at Bookworm Mama
Monday, October 16:
Interview with Cynthia Ruchti at Just Commonly
Tuesday, October 17:
Christy Nominee Bingo and Giveaway at Faithfully Bookish
Wednesday, October 18:
The Unofficial Readers’ Choice Cover Awards at Singing Librarian Books
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