The Book Industry Study Group will present its first ever industry awards at its annual meeting on September 27, in New York City. BISG said the awards will "recognize outstanding contributions to, and outstanding achievements in, the publishing ecosystem while furthering BISG’s mission of offering member-sourced solutions to industry challenges." Four awards will be given on the 27th: the Friend of the Industry award; the Industry Innovation award; the Most Valuable Committee Participant award; and the Lifetime Achievement award.

Nominations for the awards are currently being accepted, and a jury will select both the short list and final winners. Questions about the awards can be sent to Len Vlahos at