Don’t rush around thinking you’d missed an entire year. Boeke is here to stay, as Exclusive books begins to breathe new life into the promotion that started as a tongue-in-cheek take on the celebrated British Man Booker Prize.
The new process is an exciting one that now allows books throughout the year to stand a chance in this great award in the South African book trade. It now works like this:
At the start of each month, Exclusive Books will put forward a minimum of five titles according to the demand in store, what titles are receiving glowing reviews, and what books are most talked about. One of these titles will be picked out as the Book of the Month.
Where 10 judges (me being one of them) will announce their favourite; a gruelling task no doubt but one I am excited to be a part of. The first book up for the month is Two Brothers by Ben Elton.
Don’t forget to hop over to I Want a Dodo blog for more details and where I’ll be posting my reviews each month.