Press Release: BISG Industry Award Recipients in Four Categories Celebrate Those Driving a Thriving Industry
As previously announced, Judith Appelbaum, Managing Director, Sensible Solutions, is the 2014 recipient of the BISG Lifetime Service Award, which recognizes an individual's outstanding work on behalf of BISG over the course of a career. Appelbaum has been a longtime member of the BISG Board of Directors, was the chair of BISG's Publications Committee and Co-Chair of the Rights Committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee, with a constant focus on making the process of bringing content to readers smoother and more efficient.
BISG Executive Director Len Vlahos said, "Today, BISG honors the recipients and nominees instrumental in the industry's shifts to meet the evolving needs of consumers and authors. We are delighted that the industry came together to validate our collective achievements and honor these individuals. Our sincere congratulations on their well deserved recognition."
BISG members and a jury of industry professionals nominated candidates for the awards. The jury reviewed the nominations and selected shortlists and winners. The jury members included Peter Balis, Vice President and Director, Business Development, Global Digital Books, Wiley; Angela Bole, Executive Director, Independent Book Publishers Association; Sally Dedecker, President, Sally Dedecker Enterprises; Kelly Gallagher, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Ingram Content Group; Ashleigh Gardner, Head of Content, Publishing, Wattpad; Kristen McLean, Founder and CEO, Bookigee, Inc.; Kat Meyer, Director, Events and Community Engagement, Publishers Weekly; and Rob Weisstuch, Vice President, Business Analysis, HarperCollins Publishers.
More information about BISG's Annual Meeting of Members is available here.