Authors, booksellers, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry are invited to nominate their favorite bookstores and sales representatives for the Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. (Please note that candidates cannot nominate themselves, nor can family members nominate them.) Finalists will be named at Winter Institute 15 in Baltimore, Md., in January. Winners will receive a write-up in the pre-BookExpo issue of Publishers Weekly’s print magazine in May 2020 and will be honored at an awards ceremony in New York City at BookExpo.
Bookstore of the Year: PW will honor an independently owned bricks-and-mortar bookstore in the U.S. that has been in operation for at least four years. In your nomination, please note what makes the bookstore special and provide contact information, including your name and industry affiliation. Bookstores that have previously received the award cannot be considered, nor can their sister stores.
Sales Rep of the Year: PW welcomes nominations for outstanding telephone and house reps as well as independent sales representatives. Please include an example of the rep’s commitment to excellence, as well as contact information, including your name and industry affiliation. Sales representatives can only win the award once.
Please email nominations for PW’s 2020 Bookstore and Sales Representative of the Year Award to: Judith Rosen at PWawards@publishersweekly.com.