The BookNest.eu blog announced the winners of the 2018 BookNest Fantasy Awards on November 1.
Best Traditionally Published Novel (Shortlist)
- Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames
Best Self-Published Novel (Shortlist)
- Paternus: Wrath Of The Gods by Dyrk Ashton
Best Debut Novel (Shortlist)
- The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
Best Imprint (Longlist)
- Harper Voyager (HarperCollins)
AWARDS PROCESS. The BookNest Fantasy Awards are selected by a hybrid process — part jury, part popular vote, with a final sanity check on the winners.
The longlist was created with the input of nine popular Fantasy Blogs (Bookworm Blues, Fantasy Book Critic, Fantasy Book Review, Fantasy-Faction, Grimdark Magazine, The Fantasy Hive, The Fantasy Inn, The Grim Tidings Podcast & The Weatherwax Report), three big Fantasy Imprints (Gollancz, Harper Voyager & Orbit), and two well-respected Agents (John Jarrold & Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency). They nominated their favorite books in 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 10 books and five 5 imprints with the highest number of votes in each category made it to the shortlist. The winners were chosen by a public vote that ended yesterday.