Thursday, August 4, 2011

Reading and Judging

GBA books read to date: 6

I'm really enjoying reading the entries for Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards. Judging is a little harder--like I've said before, I really don't like ratings. Luckily the process is simplified with a table of factors to consider. Each item is scored on a scale of 1-10, with space for comments too. And everything starts at 10, so it's quite simple to knock points off whenever I feel a complaint coming on. The scores are summed and a nice little comment reminds us if we gave 10/10 for everything this must surely be the best book ever, so score carefully. The result is then multiplied by 7 (?) with the reminder to recheck if the result's over 1,000. So far I've scored two books at over 900. Now I just need to decide if I should submit them as finalists. But I haven't read everything in a category yet, so I'll see what else I find.

Now back to the washing and cleaning, real life intervening on my reading life. Perhaps I should eat some lunch too.


Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

Go to and pick up your award.

Ruthi aka abitosunshine said...

Sheila, today must be your lucky day, as I have a Surprise for YOU!

maryrussel said...

That sounds like a fair way of rating. It shouldn't end up as a popularity contest that way.