Petros
Petros

Petros

Petros is the creator & owner of BookNest. He lives in Patrai, Greece, where he works as a betting agent.

In his free time you may find him reading books, watching TV, and participating in Roman orgies (not really). 

He also has an infatuation with sloths that others might call unhealthy.

BookNest's second Semi-Finalist, by Dyrk Ashton (SPFBO 2018, Phase 1) 21, Oct

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have been a guest judge for Booknest in this year's SPFBO competition. The brainchild of Arch-saint of indie authors, the Almighty Mark Lawrence, the SPFBO has become one of the most significant things to happen to self-publishing since, well, maybe ever, and Booknest has waved the torch high for indie books for quite some time. I have to thank Petros T. for asking me to do this. It's been a hell of an honor to be involved.

My task was to read five of the thirty books in Booknest's group, and forward my choice for semi-finalist. Time for a rolling of drums...

Nick Hayes takes the news of his imminent death pretty well, or at least as well as any fifteen-year-old boy would. With an aggressive form of leukemia, the same disease he lost his father to a few years back, he knows that he has to live in full the last few months of his life. And what would that entail? Playing D&D with his friends, of course. But when the seemingly random events of his D&D campaign start mirroring real-life situations, or vice versa, he realizes that leukemia may not be his biggest problem yet. 

2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards (Shortlist) 15, Oct

In the first stage we created a Longlist with the help of nine popular Fantasy Blogs (Bookworm BluesFantasy Book CriticFantasy Book ReviewFantasy-FactionGrimdark MagazineThe Fantasy HiveThe Fantasy InnThe Grim Tidings Podcast & The Weatherwax Report), three big Fantasy Imprints (GollanczHarper Voyager & Orbit), and two well-respected Agents (John Jarrold & Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency), with each one of them nominating their favorite books in each of the first three categories (Best Traditionally Published Novel, Best Self-Published Novel, and Best Debut Novel), published between October 1st 2017 and September 30th 2018.

In the second stage and with the public's help, the ten (10) books and five (5) Imprints with the highest number of votes in each category, made it to the Shortlist (revealed bellow), gaining the chance to compete for the title of the BEST, and the engraved sword that comes with it! 

Now, it's time to pick the winners. You can vote for your favorite books, authors and Imprints by Wednesday 31st October 2018. The Winners will be reveled a day later.

Best of luck to all contestants! 

 

 

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Note: Some of you may get the error message "You've already voted in this poll today".

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Note: Some of you may get the error message "You've already voted in this poll today".

You can ignore it. Your vote has been counted in *without* an issue.