It is currently in a precarious second place.
Someone on Facebook pointed out that competitions like these are little better than popularity contests, and the writer who can whip up the most fans will win. It won't necessarily be the the most deserving book cover.
I'm okay with this. I never actually expected to win (though I am terribly biased, and I reckon The Winter Wolf is the best cover up there). I knew what this was going in - a popularity competition.
I'm not a popular person. I never have been. When I was younger, this fact often made me feel sad. Not so much any more.
Honestly, I'm thrilled I'm even in second place, even if it is a distant second!
Winning was never really the point (though it has the potential to be a nice perk!).
Why then? you might rightly ask. Why do it at all?
Well... exposure. Duh.
Honestly, my thinking is that if I can just get my books out there somehow, make them more visible somehow, perhaps I may attract a few more readers... somehow. Little things like this are small ways I can try to increase my exposure.
Winning, and then having the book featured for a week, would just be a spectacular bonus.
Will it work?
I have no frakking clue. None at all. I'm terrible at marketing, guys. Really bad.
Worth a shot, though. Right?
Thanks to everyone who has voted and keeps voting. You make me so happy!
Now I have to go learn Welsh.