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  • auwg
    http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/09/all-prizes-like-all-titles-are-dangerous.html Excerpted: In 1926, on discovering that his novel, Arrowsmith, had been
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      http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/09/all-prizes-like-all-titles-are-dangerous.html
      Excerpted:
      In 1926, on discovering that his novel, "Arrowsmith," had been awarded what was then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, author Sinclair Lewis wrote the following letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee and declined the honour.
      He remains the only person to have done so.

      "All prizes, like all titles, are dangerous. The seekers for prizes tend to labor not for inherent excellence but for alien rewards: they tend to write this, or timorously to avoid writing that, in order to tickle the prejudices of a haphazard committee."-Sinclair Lewis

      --- In ebook-community@yahoogroups.com, "danpoynter" <parapublishing@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ebook awards get the potential buyer's attention.
      > A "sticker" makes an ebook stand out from the rest.
      >
      > An award is a "seal of approval" because it means
      > the ebook has been read, evaluated, compared, and scored.
      >
      > For a list of ebook awards, see
      > http://globalebookawards.com/ebook-resources/ebook-awards/
      >
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