By Dann: The 2018 Self Published Fantasy Blog-Off has concluded. After the dust settled, Orconomics: A Satire, by J. Zachary Pike, was proclaimed the SPFBO champion with an average score of 8.65. Four of the ten reviewers also gave it their highest rating.
Orconomics was first published in 2014. It is the first book in The Dark Profit Saga trilogy. The final entry in the series, Dragonfired, should be issued in 2019.
Retweeting this announcement from Mark Lawrence gets you in the running for a signed copy of the book.
SPFBO began with a 300-book longlist, and every finalist was the top pick out of 30 reviewed by the participating bloggers.
Past winners include:
- 2017 – Where Loyalty Lies by Rob J. Hayes
- 2016 – The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French
- 2015 – The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung
This year’s SPFBO was particularly competitive as four of the finalists ended up with average ratings of 8.00 or better. In past years, only the winner achieved that mark.