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message 1: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments Hello, lovely librarians! I was wondering if you could help me add a literary award for my London, Can You Wait? It was the 2018 gold medal winner for romance at the recent Independent Publisher Book Awards. Thanks so much! Please let me know if you need anything else from me!
Have a great weekend. -- Jacquelyn


message 2: by Cullen (new)

Cullen Kisner (cullen_leeann) | 83 comments Hi!

I have added the award to your book. Next time to make it easier for us librarians, please provide a link to your book and to the award website.


message 3: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments Hi, I'm so sorry! I've got one more award, but I have all the links for you this time.

My debut, LONDON BELONGS TO ME, won an honourable mention in the mainstream/literary fiction category of the 25th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...

And my book is here: https://www.jacquelynmiddleton.com/bo...

As well as here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/099521171X?...

And here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

I hope that helps! -- thank you!


message 4: by Cullen (new)

Cullen Kisner (cullen_leeann) | 83 comments Award has been added! Thanks for including the links!


message 5: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments Thank YOU!


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6912 comments Cullen wrote: "Award has been added! Thanks for including the links!"

Changed to Nominee - Honorable Mention isn't a winner.


message 7: by Cullen (new)

Cullen Kisner (cullen_leeann) | 83 comments Opps, my mistake! Thank you for fixing that Elizabeth.


message 8: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments But it should be winner, not nominee ... if you look at their website, they list 44 *winners* and that includes honourable mentions. I just did a count (again) and yep, 44 winners includes all honourable mentions.
http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...


message 9: by Scott (new)

Scott | 23174 comments The winner would be first place I would think.


message 10: by Jacquelyn (last edited Jul 28, 2018 05:57PM) (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments I don't think so...If Writer's Digest calls us winners on their website (see link in previous email -- I'm guessing you didn't look at it), in their magazine, and in the email they sent each of us, I think that's what our books should be called. It's not up to someone not associated with the WD program, to take that title away.


message 11: by Scott (new)

Scott | 23174 comments In a contest there is a winner and honorable mentions go to other entries that were good but didn't quite make it. That's what "honorable mention" means.


message 12: by lethe (new)

lethe | 14176 comments Scott wrote: "In a contest there is a winner and honorable mentions go to other entries that were good but didn't quite make it. That's what "honorable mention" means."

Agreed.


Elizabeth (Alaska) | 6912 comments Goodreads treats honorable mentions, finalists, short/long listed as Nominees. It's the way the software works.


message 14: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments Scott wrote: "In a contest there is a winner and honorable mentions go to other entries that were good but didn't quite make it. That's what "honorable mention" means."

I agree in other circumstances, but they, Writer's Digest—the giver of the awards—is calling the honourable mention recipients winners. I wouldn't suggest being called a winner if they weren't calling us that themselves! If you go to the website, count the 44 winners. Let's do some math. That 44 total = 1 grand prize winner + 9 category first place winners + 34 honourable mention winners. And read the opening sentence to announcement on the WD website: "Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 44 winners of the 25th Annual Self-Published Book Awards" I'm not making this up!! I'm confused as to why GR librarians are changing the wording to the Writer's Digest Awards announcement? http://www.writersdigest.com/online-e...


message 15: by ☕ Lachgas ♿ (last edited Jul 29, 2018 03:05PM) (new)

☕ Lachgas ♿  (lachgas) | 7222 comments It does not matter for GR if they call it also sheep, elephant or winner - they seem to be officially honorable mentions (otherwise you wouldn'T have named it such yourself I assume) and they seem to call it winners also for whatever reason

And additionally GR rules for awards say it's only an award if there is a clear winner . if there are 40 or how many others all called "winners" it wouldn't be a noteable award on GR at all as far a s I remember the rules on that.


message 16: by Jacquelyn (last edited Aug 01, 2018 03:23PM) (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments Yes, I'm calling it what Writer's Digest calls it. It's not up to me to change the prize name or what WD's calls the recipients. They consider honourable mention a 'win', so that's where I'm coming from.


message 17: by Jacquelyn (new)

Jacquelyn Middleton | 26 comments May I request that the "nominee" part of the award listed for London Belongs to Me be removed, and have it show just as "honourable mention"? We weren't WD nominees.... none of us were. Everyone, regardless of the prize they were given, submitted books. Cheers.


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