SPFBO 5 - BookNest Judging Team

SPFBO 5 - BookNest Judging Team

Write on: Wed, 03 Jul 2019 by  in Blog Be the first to comment! Read 692

Hello everyone, and welcome to BookNest!

We are excited to announce that we're once again part of the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off as one of the 10 Judging Teams, alongside some other popular and well-respected blogs such as Fantasy-Faction, Fantasy Book Critic & Fantasy Hive! Last year we were lucky enough to discover some amazing self-published novels, and send not one, but two different books to the Final Round, with one of them eventually winning the contest (Orconomics by Zachary J. Pike) and the other one coming up third (We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson). We hope this year will be equally good in terms of quality! 

The BookNest.eu Team will pick their Finalist in the same way we did last year, and the year before that. We've split our initial batch of 30 books into 6 different groups, with 5 books each. Keeping up the tradition of getting previous SPFBO winners on our Judging Team, this year we managed to convince Zachary J. Pike to join our very own Katerina Papasotiriou, C.T. Phipps, Janelle Garrett & John L. Scritchfield as well as our guest star, the ever-amusing Dyrk "The Sloth Lord" Ashton. Each one of them will read the 5 books assigned to them (this year we're allowing some DNFs), review all of them, and pick the one they liked the best as a Semi-Finalist. I (Petros Triantafyllou) will then proceed to read those 6 Semi-Finalists and pick the best one among them as the BookNest Finalist.

Filip Magnus, Daryl Grave & Andrew McVittie will join our team in the Second Round of the contest, reading and reviewing 3 Finalists each. 

 

Here's the aforiomentioned groups, and the Judges assigned to them:

Dyrk Zack Janelle
Spark City In Numina Witch in Winter
A Noble's Quest The Charismatics Igniting Vengeance
Pool of Knowledge Ghosts of the Sea Moon Children of the Dead City
The Golden Unseen The Thief and The Demon The Ravenmaster's Revenge
Sir Edric and the Plague The Six, and the Crystals of Ialana In The Land Of The Penny Gnomes
Katerina Charles John
The Silk Mind Since Never Throne
Shadow Hunter Tides of Mana Weird Theology
We Must Find Her The Emperor's Harvest The Winter of Swords
The Empress of Timbra The City of Locked Doors The Gossamer Globe
A Child of Great Promise The Dark Sea Beyond The Dragonslayer of Edgewhen

 

Best of luck to all contestants from the BookNest.eu Team!

Last modified on Wednesday, 03 July 2019 16:02
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.

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