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Old 08-13-2019, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by puzzlegal View Post
But for "best novel" or "best mystery" or "best sci fi short story" I am shocked to learn anyone cares about the binding.
In science fiction, the format doesn't matter. For last year's Hugo Awards, 14 of the 15 nominees in the short story category were from online sources. Novels have never differentiated source, though they are usually hardcovers. The Philip K. Dick Award is for paperback originals.

The main reasons why ebooks don't get nominated is that the voters don't know most of them exist.
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