46 Following


Currently reading

The Man Who Made the Movies: The Meteoric Rise and Tragic Fall of William Fox
Vanda Krefft
Progress: 277/944 pages
The Paraguayan War, Volume 1: Causes and Early Conduct
Thomas L. Whigham
Progress: 192/520 pages

Interested in judging books?

Today I opened my e-mail to find a message from the Eric Hoffer Award Committee soliciting judges for next year's contest. The award is given to independently-published (essentially self-published) books, and this year they will have openings in a number of categories: Poetry, Culture, Fiction Legacy, Nonfiction Legacy, E-Book Fiction, and E-Book Nonfiction.


If you're interested, send your resume/CV and any relevant experience directly to Dawn Shows at info@hofferaward.com. I was a judge in the fiction category, and while I didn't think the overall quality of the books was that great (there are a lot of authors who can't get past the self-projection issue in their works) there were a couple that were pretty good and it's definitely an interesting experience (you even receive a small remuneration for it, which does allow you to buy better books afterward).