2012 “PROSE AWARDS” ENTRY PERIOD NOW OPEN
Monday, 01 October 2012 | , Andi Sporkin
New York, NY; October 1, 2012 — Entries are now being accepted through October 31 for the 2012 PROSE Awards — the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence, it was announced by the Association of American Publishers.
The PROSE Awards, one of the most prestigious programs honoring works in professional and scholarly publishing, launches its 37th season having enjoyed record numbers of submissions for the past four years including 512 entries from 65 different publishing organizations in 2011.
The PROSE Awards accepts submissions in more than 40 categories for books, reference works, journals and electronic products. Publishers that are members of AAP or the Association of American University Presses are eligible to enter. Submissions are judged by a 14-person panel of peer publishers, librarians and academics and are evaluated based on depth of scholarship, contribution to the field of study, significance of the work and excellence in content and design. Complete entry information is on the PROSE Awards website.
"The changes in the PROSE Awards program really do mirror the creative changes in our industry,” said John Jenkins, PROSE Chairman and President and Publisher Emeritus of CQ Press. "The future is digital and business models will continue to change rapidly. But publishers still need to draw attention to the great content they continue to create and to the innovative ways they package that content, digitally and otherwise. The PROSE Awards has become such a showcase that it’s seen as the best way for publishers to earn that recognition. An award from one’s peers is such a huge honor."
Winners will be announced at a luncheon ceremony during the AAP Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Annual Conference on February 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. The ceremony will be live-streamed and feature many new elements recognizing the diversity of the professional and scholarly publishing community.
About AAP and PSP
AAP is the national trade association representing 300 premier US publishers of high-quality entertainment, education, professional and scholarly content. They produce works with the most current technology, reaching the world.
The membership of the Professional and Scholarly Division encompasses not-for-profit, professional society, university presses and commercial publishing organizations. These members create, peer review, publish and distribute the vast majority of content — print and electronic — used by scholars and professionals worldwide in fields including science, medicine, technology, business, law and the humanities. Among these publishers’ works are books, journals, computer software, databases and digital content. For more information, visit www.publishers.org.