Thursday, August 4, 2011
Reading and Judging
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.