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Subject: Making Tags Useful - Mission #6
Date Posted: 2/14/2008 12:56 PM ET
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It's a WINNER!

Tag books and authors with the awards they've won. Some are: Edgar Awards, Nobel Prize for Literature, Agatha Awards, Newbery.... OK I'll look up more in a minute, LOL! And you all can add posts with the various awards as well.

Also, feel free to add nominees as well, just be sure to name them as such.

Also valid: selected for national book reading promotions (eg Oprah Book Club).



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Date Posted: 2/14/2008 2:03 PM ET
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I've found various awards for mysteries listed at Stop! You're Killing Me!

Nobel Laureates are listed here.

Newbery Medals are listed here.

Caldecott Medals are listed here.

Various poetry prizes are listed here.

A copy of Oprah's Book Club list can be found here. (Click to open printable list.)

 



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Date Posted: 2/14/2008 3:21 PM ET
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the hugo awards (for sf&f) are listed here: http://www.worldcon.org/hc.html

can you give some specific examples of suggested tags?

like 'hugo award' or 'hugo award for novel' or ?

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 4:23 PM ET
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I'd check and see if there are already tags out there. (If you type in Edgar Award you'll see there are already several.) This will help prevent multiple tags that mean the same thing.

If you're the first, I'd keep it simple, like: Hugo Award Winner - Novel, Hugo Award Winner - Novella, Hugo Award Nominee - Novel... You could also just say Hugo Award Winner or Hugo Award Nominee for a general label.

Does that help?

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 5:02 PM ET
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yes, that's what i was looking for.  thanks!

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 6:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 2/17/2008 10:07 PM ET
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Just one thing I want to note for those that are tagging award winners: several books that have won the Newbery are incorrectly tagged as Newberry award winners (used 145 times). The correct spelling of the award is Newbery.

Not picking on anyone or anything. Don't want anyone to think I am.  :)



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Date Posted: 2/19/2008 10:38 PM ET
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You're right... It's Newbery... One R, not two! I should triple-check the spelling next time! Oh well. I suppose the objective is still the same! :)

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 7:36 PM ET
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I can't believe that I forgot about the Pulitzer Prize....

Date Posted: 3/20/2008 1:49 PM ET
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I did a bunch of Hugo winners. It was a great way to look for books with missing covers and descriptions, too. :->

Subject: book awards
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:05 AM ET
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Maybe somebody could post the descriptions of what all the awards mean? I don't know what the Hugo is.

Thanks

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:30 PM ET
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The Hugo is the annual awards (named for Hugo Gernsback) for excellence in science fiction, by the members and attendees of each World Science Fiction Convention. Categories include short fiction, novels, short and long-form dramatic presentations (read: movies and TV, mostly), and so on.

The Nebula is also an excellence-in-science-fiction award, but given out by the Science Fiction Writers guild (I forget their precise name). So the Hugo is given by fans, mostly, and the Nebula is given out by professionals in the field.

Newbery is for children's literature, and the Caldecott medal is given to excellent picture books for young readers. I don't know who gives either of those out.