So a while ago, I threw Bad Cow into the #SPFBO, the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. In it, 10 book reviewers / book blogs read 300 fantasy books between them to decide the best self-published fantasy book of the crop.
We’re not really in with a realistic shot, team Oræl, but what the hey. I might just get some reviews and publicity out of it, as well as some contacts with the writing and reviewing world.
The question was raised: what about sci-fi books?
And so the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition was created.
You’d think that this would be a good thing for me to enter Eejit into, right? Stand-alone or first in a series, no anthologies, it fits.
But we just don’t roll that way here! Oh no.
Instead, in a moment of what I can only assume was caffeine-, alcohol-, sleep-deprivation- and undiagnosed-depression-fuelled overconfidence, Edpool volunteered to be a reviewer.
So, starting in a month or so (because it couldn’t start while we were on vacation, precious, could it?), you can expect a whole lot of book reviews to be dropping on this blog that has abruptly decided to hide its soap box and movie couch and pretend its handful of book reviews are the main point and that this is in fact a book blog now.
Well, 30 books in round 1 and 27 books in the semifinal round will make this a book blog before Christmas.
So stay tuned for that.
*uncomfortable, sweaty laughter*