The judges and I were thrilled by the amount of nominations we received for the Top 10 Blogs for Book Lovers contest.
We narrowed it down to 20 finalists:
The Book Wheel
In Which I Read Vintage Novels
Jen Daiker’s Unedited
The Librarian Who Doesn’t say Shh…
Living a Writing Life
Me, My Shelf, and I
ReadENG. Didi’s Press
Well Read Fish
Your Urban Fantasy
Want to know who won? Here are the winners of the top book blogs contest.
Congratulations to these very worthy blogs. There were so many blogs that we liked but weren’t able to include on this list. To all the book bloggers out there, keep up the good work. Your voice is important!
Here’s How the Winners Will Be Chosen
If you’re curious how the judges and I will choose the winners of this contest, we’ve included our four criteria below.
- Quality of posts: Quality counts! Posts will be judged based on how engaging, useful, and well-written they are. This is our main criteria and counts for more than half of the final score.
- Frequency of posts: Blogs that post more regularly will be scored higher than blogs that post infrequently.
- Reader response: We like to see blogs with higher comment counts and social media shares because it shows a dedicated community of readers.
- Initial nominations: The number of nominations each blog received at the start of the contest will also play a small part in our final decision.
Our panel of distinguished judges include:
- Jeff Goins is the creator of goinswriter.com and tribewriters.com and the co-founder of storycartel.com/blog. He is also the author of Wrecked.
- Marion Roach Smith teaches memoir at marionroach.com, has published several books, and is a former New York Times staffer.
- Crystal Pain is creator of the incredibly popular moneysavingmom.com.
- Sophie Novak blogs at sophienovak.com, and is a professional book translator.
- Joe Bunting is a professional ghostwriter and editor. He publishes thewritepractice.com and co-founded storycartel.com/blog.
We will be announcing the winners of the Top 10 Blogs for Book Lovers contest soon!