#SPFBO 2018 – coming soon!

Posted On 25 June 2018

Filed under #SPFBO, Book Reviews

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blackThe Self Published Fantasy Blog Off, brainchild of Mark Lawrence, will soon commence it’s fourth year.  In just under 48 hours 300 entries were received from self published authors and the doors are now closed.  If you want to read more about the competition find a link here to Mark Lawrence’s blog and some helpful information about the aims of the competition.  If you click on this link you will be able to see all the books submitted this year.  The books I’ve been allocated are listed there and I’m really excited to take a closer look at them all.

To all the authors taking part I’d like to say a big thank you – there wouldn’t be a contest without you and I wish you all the best of luck.  I hope you enjoy the competition, make a whole heap of friends and get the most from the experience.  I truly appreciate you putting your books out there for scrutiny and also realise how nerve wracking that can be.

The only advice I would give is to interact as much as possible and have a presence in the competition.  Use the facebook page, follow the #SPFBO twitter feed, chat, discuss and ruminate.

For my part, I will be shining a light on my books as often as possible.  If any authors would like to pay me a visit to either take part in interviews or submit written articles about their own piece of work or any other topic of choice – one and all are welcome.  I’m sure other aspiring authors would greatly appreciate any tidbits you can throw their way.

Finally, in the much repeated words of the Highlander :


My list of books and authors will be posted shortly.

My twitter feed is : @LynnsBooks

My email: lynnsbooks64@gmail.com – if you email me and I haven’t responded then please try again, unfortunately my emails can be a bit busy sometimes and it’s easy to overlook something – don’t be shy.




14 Responses to “#SPFBO 2018 – coming soon!”

  1. Justine

    Oh! I’m excited to see how the competition plays out this year!

  2. Kiersten

    What an awesome opportunity! (For you and the authors) I can’t wait to follow the contest. Happy reading to you!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – it’s a great competition and there look to be some very good entries so I’m excited to begin.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    I never heard how last year’s competition ended up, I guess I should Google it and find out. I hope you have fun again this year!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – last year’s winner was Rob Hayes Where Loyalties Lie. Gritty dark, pirate adventure.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Yep, this version of the SPFBO banner looks great with your blog! 😀

  5. Danya @ Fine Print

    Another year commences! It seems like the competition is becoming more fierce with every year, which I think is a good thing. And the new SPFBO banner looks awesome, too!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, my daughter made me the banner, she’s studying graphic design – I was really pleased with it.
      Lynn 😀

  6. vacuouswastrel

    Woah… *head spins*. I look away for a few days (ok, a couple of weeks…) and you go from still being in the middle of the 2017 version to suddenly starting 2018! Did you ever even read/review your last book? (I only remember you getting to eight, and I can’t find the ninth in your archives either).

    A small suggestion for next year: maybe have a couple of posts about the competition as a whole, and the winner and so forth, so that those of us following along at home can find out what’s happening? [or maybe I just missed that too…]

    • @lynnsbooks

      Quite right – tbh last year I did a round up post but this year it kind of fell by the way with all the buzz about this year’s competition. I did review all the books though (Plus I was particularly useless for most of May and got really behind with everything). The winner was Rob Hayes Where Loyalties Lies.
      Unfortunately my archive list needs badly updating although if you look in the ‘books read in..’ page I usually have the books listed that I’ve read so far this year with links to reviews.
      Lynn 😀

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