Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator's Blog (77)

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE VOTING SYSTEM.

After receiving lots of feedback from fans, readers and industry alike, we at the DGLA have - after much deliberation - come to the decision to make the David Gemmell Legend Award completely publicly voted.



This means that once the Longlist closes, the top 5 novels will be put forward to the Shortlist Poll and YOU will be able to have the final say about who should win, by voting once more on the shortlist! Readers and fans will be involved at every step to produce our… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 21, 2008 at 15:40 — No Comments

Taking it to the wire... Del Rey and Ace!

Because it's the first year of the Award and we want ALL the genre publishers to be a part of the excitement, we have been somewhat relaxed and fluid with our Nominations deadline! And so, we have a few late - but very welcome - extra Nominations!



THE QUEEN’S BASTARD by C. E. Murphy

SHADOWBRIDGE by Gregory Frost

VICTORY OF EAGLES by Naomi Novik

THE ENGINE’S CHILD by Holly Phillips

A WOMAN WORTH TEN COPPERS by Morgan Howell



All from DEL… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 19, 2008 at 11:45 — No Comments

The Gemmell Award.com community

I was just doing some IT housekeeping on this site and Wonderlands and thought you all might want to know a bit about the DGLA community...

At time of writing we have:

259 Members

Our youngest Members are 19

And our oldest is 65

We come from 24 different countries:

UK,

USA,

Canada,

Australia,

New Zealand,

France,

Poland,

Israel,

Ireland,

Norway,

Germany,

South… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 15, 2008 at 10:45 — No Comments

AND FINALLY - ON THE LAST WEEK OF NOMINATIONS - NOMINATIONS FROM TOR (US)

Here are the Nominations from TOR (US)



The Dragons of Babel – Michael Swanwick

In a Time of Treason – David Keck

Steward of Song – Adam Stemple

The Ancient – R. A. Salvatore

Mage-Guard of Hamor – L. E. Modesitt, Jr

Ill Met in the Arena – Dave Duncan

The Phoenix Endangered – Mercedes Lackey, James Mallory

The Hero of Ages – Brandon Sanderson

The Gods Return – David Drake

Thirteen Orphans – Jane Lindskold



This brings the total of… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 28, 2008 at 9:47 — No Comments

Gemmell quotations for t-shirts...

I've been in touch with Sky, the webmaster at the Gemmell fansite, 'Legend Readers' & he's agreed to ask the fans over there, their favourite Gemmell quotations so that we can incorporate them into t-shirts designs for the shop. Take a look over there to see what's being suggested so far, and also for further dedicated Gemmell discussion!

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 19, 2008 at 14:27 — No Comments

Welcome to our 200th Member!

Peter Elliot.



It's great to see the word is spreading re the Award and this website. Remember, although we have reached out via social networks such as MySpace and FaceBook, THIS website will be the ONLY place you will be able to vote once the polls open - so please tell all your Fantasy inclined friends to mosey on over and join us! You can send out invitations yourself - just click the 'Invite' tab on the menu bar at the top... the more the merrier...…





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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 13, 2008 at 13:05 — 1 Comment

NEW SHOP TAB + 15% SAVINGS VOUCHER CODE!

Hi there - just wanted to draw your attention to the new SHOP which is reachable via one of the tabs on the Main Page. I've had lots of fun creating t-shirts and bags & this is my first iteration of the shop - I'm kind of feeling my way with it.



You'll notice there are 2 categories - one for Wonderlands & (which is my other web community); one for the David Gemmell Legend Award (DGLA). Of course, you are more than welcome to order from either.



Importantly, any… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 11, 2008 at 15:58 — No Comments

THE WINNERS OF THE WEEKEND NEW MEMBER GIVEAWAY ARE...

Dierdre Thornton
Aytan
and Warner Chal

Congratulations!

Can you all send me a message with your postal addresses please & I will dispatch your signed copies of Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Empire in Black and Gold"

* As a matter of interest, we were happy to receive 16 new members over the weekend - so welcome to all!

Debbie

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 10, 2008 at 12:31 — No Comments

A PRIZE FROM THOSE KIND PEOPLE AT TOR UK!

Just popped in to remind you that we are having a "Recruitment Drive" for the David Gemmell Legend Award site - and if any of your friends join up over the weekend, 3 lucky new Members will be drawn at random to receive a SIGNED COPY of Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Empire in Black and Gold" from Tor.



All they need do, is hot-tail it on over here and join up! Winners will be notified in the next 2 weeks.



"Empire in Black and Gold" is a Nominee on the Longlist for the DGLA.… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 7, 2008 at 21:49 — No Comments

AND ANOTHER LATE ADDITION FROM VOYAGER (HC)...

'THE KINGDOM BEYOND THE WAVES' - Stephen Hunt

That's all folks!

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 3, 2008 at 22:14 — No Comments

ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FROM TOR/PAN MAC (UK)

TOR have added a few more titles to their Nominations - to accompany the excellent, 'Empire in Black & Gold' by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which was previously put forward...

THE DOG OF THE NORTH - Tim Stretton
WINTERSTRIKE - Liz Williams
HEIR TO SEVENWATERS - Juliet Marillier
KING OF ITHICA - Glyn Iliffe

All added to the shop for your delectation!

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on November 3, 2008 at 15:11 — No Comments

HEADS UP... INCOMING! NOMINEES FROM DAW!

A lovely crop of Nominations from DAW - with some old favourites and some new names to explore!



THE VACANT THRONE - Joshua Palmatier



A MAGIC OF TWILIGHT - S.L. Farrell



THE HIDDEN CITY - Michelle West



GOBLIN WAR - Jim C. Hines



THE SHADOW ISLE - Katharine Kerr



THE DARK FERRYMAN - Jenna Rhodes



KING’S SHIELD - Sherwood Smith



THE SOLDIER KING - Violette Malan



FOUNDATION - Mercedes Lackey



THE… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 25, 2008 at 11:39 — No Comments

STOP PRESS! MORE NOMINEES JUST IN...

FROM BANTAM SPECTRA

Havemercy - Jaida Jones and Danielle Bennett

Iron Angel - Alan Campbell

Fallen - Tim Lebbon

Tracing the Shadow - Sarah Ash

Final Sacrifice - Patricia Bray

Shadows Return - Lynn Flewelling

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 23, 2008 at 19:39 — No Comments

ANOTHER SPATE OF NOMINATIONS!

A lovely spread - some established "big-hitters" and some sparling new talent!

Bantam
Two Pearls of Wisdom - Alison Goodman

Transworld
Toll the Hounds - Steven Erikson
The Return of the Crimson Guard - Ian C. Esslemont

Simon & Schuster
A Darkness Forged in Fire - Chris Evans

Tor UK
Empire in Black and Gold - Adrian Tchaikovsky


ENJOY!

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 14, 2008 at 11:55 — No Comments

STOP PRESS! MORE NOMINEES JUST IN...

EOS

Wrath of a Mad God Raymond E. Feist

Renagade’s Magic Robin Hobb

The Twisted Citadel Sara Douglass

The Divine Talisman Eldon Thompson

Goddess Fiona McIntosh,



ABADDON

Twilight of Kerberos: Shadowmage Matthew Sprange

Twilight of Kerberos:

The Clockwork King of Orl
Mike Wild



THE BLACK LIBRARY

Heldenhammer Graham McNeill

Nagash Mike… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 1, 2008 at 10:56 — No Comments

THE NOMINATIONS HAVE BEGUN! HERE ARE THE ENTRIES SO FAR...

We've decided to add the Nominations as they come in from the Publishers and Editors. If there are any that you'd like to read to help you decide who to give your vote to, you can BUY THE BOOKS, HERE!



So... drumroll please...



GOLLANCZ



The Margarets - Sheri S Tepper

Red Wolf Conspiracy - Robert V.S. Reddick

The Last Argument of Kings -… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on September 30, 2008 at 8:30 — No Comments

Welcome to the DGLA website & blog...

Well, things are well underway for the launch of this website and the Award - it's an exciting time here at HQ! Letters have gone out to every publisher in the UK, Europe and the US whose list publishes genre Fantasy - and there's more than you might imagine!



Press Releases are flying out - people are emailing us... many asking how they can become involved, which is brilliant! There's so much excitement and goodwill for the Award that it's very gratifying and is keeping us (the… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on September 23, 2008 at 13:52 — No Comments

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