The Cover Competition for SPFBO5: A Beautiful Dilemma

Attention All Cover Lovers! 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 standard in getting their books noticed.  …

Sworn to the Night (The Wisdom’s Grave Trilogy Book 1) by Craig Schaefer

This time, they're writing their own ending. Craig Schaefer has been writing urban fantasy for quite a few years. This is his second entry in Mark Lawrence's SPFBO competition. Many will be familiar with his Daniel Faust series and Harmony Black series in urban fantasy. But the two mesh here in an entirely new way …

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 …

Review: Song (The Manhunters Book 1)

In just a few short weeks, Jesse Teller will publish the second book of the Manhunters series. This is the perfect time to grab book one, Song. The beautifully stylized covers of The Manhunters don't reveal the depths or origins of the story, they just invite you in so nicely. The creative work of Jenny Zemanek …

Paternus: Rise of the Gods by Dyrk Ashton

Dyrk Ashton has a fast paced fantasy here with complex mythology, ancient powers, and powerful demigods with cell phones... Unique and original, this urban fantasy is a spendid combination of ancient mythology and non-stop action. The entire story in book one, takes place in a mere 24 hours of our time, yet covers millennia of …

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 […]