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Mike Tribby (
Thu, 6 Jan 2000 07:57:16 -0800 (PST)

Glad to see that Gary will welcome vendor-contaminated nominations as long
as the vendor-afflicted don't nominate their own product. I would not
nominate a title we carry [insert QBI joke here], so this seems to me a
good caveat. As to Kris' point about the difference between excellent
titles and titles that are winners with users, I would take mild exception.
The list should not, I think, be limited to crowd pleasers, else why make
the list. Again, this is only a mild disagreement; after Gary et al. have
done the serious work, a wacky but wonderful list would seem like an
excellent collection development tool for larger collections.

Mike Tribby
Quality Books Inc.