Yesterday Mark Lawrence unveiled the page where he’ll track the 2018 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Finals. Keep in mind this is not a sprint but a marathon.
Phase I began in June and runs through December. Ten participating bloggers have been chewing through the 300 entries to decide which book each of them will advance to the finals. The bloggers are —
- Bookworm Blues
- Fantasy Book Critic
- Lynn’s Books
- The Qwillery
- The Alliterates
- The Weatherwax Report
- Fantasy Book Review
- Kitty G video reviews
The list of entries is here.
Lawrence explains how the first phase works —
This does not mean they have to read all the books. My own agent would go through that number in a day. But hopefully they will read part of all of them and all of some.
Then they have to post a review of their chosen title.
As of today, bloggers have eliminated 136 of the 300 entries. Follow their progress at this post.
In Phase 2, which also lasts five months, the bloggers —
- Read and score all 9 finalists from the other blogs.
- Review their favorite.
- Review the winner.
The final result will be revealed early in summer 2019.
Filers will be interested to know there are links to a large number of book reviews at the post for the first phase of the Blog-Off.