- Posted by Johanna on June 19, 2008 at 7:01 pm
- Category: LinkBlogging
I’m not going to say too much about this because I have a connection with the folks who run the Awards. They ask me to do their proofreading and fact-checking. I know nothing about how many nominating ballots were received or any specifics about entries.
But I did want to make one point: because there’s nothing scarier than a blank page, filling out the nominating ballot can seem like a lot of work. That may reduce the number of professionals who participate in that round. All of these “why wasn’t (well-respected title) included instead of (book hated by the poster)” posts are 20-20 hindsight. Suggestions have much more beneficial effect if they are made when nominations are still open, instead of afterwards. Some well-considered “books I’d include on the Harvey ballot” posts might have some positive effect, at the right time in the process.