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.
Here's the aforiomentioned groups, and the Judges assigned to them:
Best of luck to all contestants from the BookNest.eu Team!