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Old 08-12-2019, 03:10 PM
Hilarity N. Suze is offline
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At least as of a couple of years ago, the Edgar awards for mysteries lumped ebooks into the same category as paperbacks (i.e., there was a Best Novel category, and there was a Best Original Paperback category, which also included ebooks). However, at that time the publishers had to print a copy of the ebook to send to the judges. And might I say that some of them did a terrible job of printing their ebook, such that it was pretty much unreadable (I'm thinking of one that had a quote mark wherever a space should have been). I think the International Thriller Writers has an ebook only category. It hasn't in the past, but I believe it does now.
I would consider the Edgar a major award even though you only get a plastic Edgar Allen Poe and not a nice lamp.