The SPFBO 4 Cover Contest Winners!

Jenny Zemanek and Seedlings Design Studio once again takes the gold with yet another eye popping design. As pointed out on Mark Lawrence’s results pages, there is no overlap of choices between judges and public votes, but Zemanek’s design leapt to the top once again.

The Cover Competition for SPFBO4: Tough Choices Ahead

Are you a Cover Lover? You will find a group of 30 beautiful books put forward for the cover competition of  Mark Lawrence's Self Published Fantasy Blog Off. Every year sees more and more head-turning covers gracing the books entered into the SPFBO as savvy authors are going for the gold.  Watch this space for an …

The Winner of The Self Published Fantasy Blog Off 2017: Where Loyalties Lie by Rob J. Hayes!

Mark Lawrence's 2017 contest crowns it's 2017 winner. A contest with no prize? Hardly. Without much besides bragging rights, the SPFBO has begun to create attention in the right places and it's just going to keep growing. Those bragging rights carry a bit more weight with every consecutive year of competition. We have been seeing …

These ARE the Droids you’re looking for…

"Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View"...there has never been another Star Wars book like it. Each story in “Star Wars: From A Certain Point of View” is told from the perspective of a background character in the films. Stories range from the Stormtroopers that never could quite find the droids they were looking for, to the X-Wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star.

A Parthenon of Banned Books

Artist Uses 100,000 Banned Books To Build A Full-Size Parthenon At Historic Book Burning Site in Germany You may be surprised to find some of the titles in this beautiful structure,  including some of our favorite classics in Science Fiction and Fantasy.  Books that have inspired millions, had huge impacts on culture, sparked our imaginations and that …

SPFBO3: The Cover Contest

The third annual SPFBO3 is well under way. 300 Self Published entrants, 10 amazing blog sites, and in the end there can be only one. With a 97% cut rate in the first round, the competition is a tough one. Each blog site selected for this gruesome, albeit rewarding task, was randomly assigned and received […]