Press Release: Book Industry Study Group Announces First Annual Industry Award Winners
Book Industry Study Group Announces First Annual Industry Award Winners
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Industry Awards, presented at its Annual Meeting of Members on September 27, 2013.
Winners in each category are:
- Edelweiss (Above the Treeline) for the Industry Innovation Award(presented to the individual or company whose innovation in tools or processes has contributed to removing friction between trading partners and resulted in more efficient and profitable relationships)
- Laurie Stark, Vice President, Publishing Operations Support, Penguin-Random House, for Most Valuable Committee Participant(presented to the BISG committee member who, in the previous year, has made the greatest contribution while reflecting BISG's core principle of solving industry challenges and finding opportunities through its member-run committees)
- Phil Madans, Director of Publishing Standards and Best Practices, Hachette Book Group USA, for the Friend of the Industry(presented to an individual whose work over the past year has gone above and beyond the requirements of his or her position and has contributed to the functioning of the publishing value chain as a whole)
- Allen Lau (Wattpad) for the Disruptor Award (recognizes an individual and/or organization who fundamentally challenges what publishing is, and what it could be)
As previously announced, Wendell Lotz, Vice President, Metadata, Ingram Book Group, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for outstanding work on behalf of BISG over the course of their career, via meeting input, service on the Executive Board, or committee work.