Two decades ago, Publishers Weekly recognized the importance of indie booksellers and indie reps by launching the PW Bookstore and PW Sales Rep of the Year Awards. It’s time to nominate your favorite indies for this year’s awards, which will be presented at BookExpo America in New York City. Award winners will be profiled in the pre-BEA print issue of Publishers Weekly.
PW Bookstore of the Year: Nominees should operate a professional storefront retail bookstore in the U.S. and should excel in buying, vendor relations, marketing, handselling, customer care, community involvement, management-employee relations, merchandising, and business operations. Please be sure to note what makes the bookstore special and to provide contact information, including your name and industry affiliation. Judges will weigh nominating letters in their decisions.
PW Sales Rep of the Year: Booksellers are invited to nominate outstanding telephone and in-person sales representatives, who provide information, guidance, and support. Please be sure to include a story or example of the rep’s commitment to excellence, as well as contact information. Judges will weigh nominating letters in their decisions.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is: February 20 at 8 a.m. EST. Please submit nominations to Donna Paz Kaufman and/or Judith Rosen at PWawards@publishersweekly.com, or fax to (904) 261-6742. Candidates cannot nominate themselves, nor can family members nominate them.