Flip a coin

Wed 21 Feb 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

Why don’t we enter books in competitions such as the Foreword Book of the Year? The books that win are usually pretty worthy, but here’s a line from the press release. It’s the word “narrowed” that kills me:

Nearly 1,400 books were entered in 59 categories. These were narrowed to 698 finalists, from 419 publishers. The winners will be determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers…

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