Congratulations to the Semifinalists!
We always give our judges plenty of time to read and rate every book and we are flexible with changing the announcement dates when every judge is finished. In this contest the judges finished earlier than expected, therefore, we thought, it would make a nice holiday present for the semifinalists to receive their award before January.
Some of the judges were a little disappointed about not having any romance and sci-fi books in the contest and he majority of the books entered were children's books. But they reported great satisfaction about the quality of the books.
The judges said:
"Some of these books are real gems and deserve the recognition."
"I'm a fantasy fan and I thought reading the children's and YA books would be boring, but these authors surprised me. The quality of the books and the moral messages the stories deliver are outstanding."
"Thank you for choosing me as one of your judges, it was a treat to read these great stories, I enjoyed every book."
"It's either you guys handpicked the best books or advertised the contest to the best authors, I enjoyed reading every single book and I had a hard time choosing the best ones."
"Quite a few books fit my expectation of great entertainment in this contest and I will have to read those books again to decide on the finalists and winners."
"Some of these books are good, most of them are great, and a few of them are outstanding."
A huge thank you goes to the judges for volunteering and judging the books in a fair and unbiased manner!
The badges will be emailed to the authors within a few days and the books will be added to our Featured Books genre pages.