Who Reviews What In 2013
27th January 2013*
Last year I made a chart listing book bloggers and their subgenre preferences in 2012. Not even a year later many of those listings are out of date, as blogs grow, go on hiatus or change their policies. One of the biggest surprises for me was that Graeme Flory has stopped blogging after six years. Graeme's Fantasy Book Review has been a source of insightful reviews for years, and I'll miss it.
This year I've changed the format slightly, listing anthologies and graphic novels. I've also removed the category for grimdark novels, because it overlaps too much with epic fantasy. Some things haven't changed: there are still very few outlets for self-published books, and paranormal romance is one genre where tastes tend to be extremely polarised. If this chart is representative of the overall blogosphere, anyone self-publishing paranormal romance can't rely on book blog reviews to spread the word.
I'm listing blogs with more than four contributors separately. Many of these cover quite a wide range of subgenres, but even in these cases very few will review everything in the speculative fiction field.
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© Ros Jackson
*Links checked 22nd August 2022.