The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, in conjunction with Dickinson Press as a sponsor, began the ECPA | dp Book Cover Award program in 2007 to educate, promote and recognize superior cover design in the Christian publishing industry. The program was built on the foundational RESEARCH of the Research Institute for Social Change [RISC] which measures consumer buying motivations and expands on the direct relationship between cover design and book sales. Book covers were judged by how well their design elements match characteristics of their intended audience.
ECPA congratulates the following 2008 program Winners:
Author: Leland Ryken and Philip Graham Ryken
Publisher: Crossway Books & Bibles
Designer: Josh Dennis
Author: Claudia Mair Burney
Publisher: David C. Cook
Designer: Jason Gabbert, The DesignWorks Group
Author: Ted Dekker
Publisher: Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Designer: Tim Green, The DesignWorks Group | Mark Ross, Art Director
Author: Andrew Peterson
Publisher: WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Designer: Mark D. Ford, Sr. Art Director | illustrated by Justin Gerard