Publishers Weekly is seeking nominations for the 19th annual PW Bookstore and PW Sales Rep of the Year awards to be presented this spring at BookExpo America in New York City. Award winners will also be profiled in the pre-BEA issue of Publishers Weekly magazine.
Nominees for PW Bookstore of the Year should operate a professional storefront retail bookstore in the U.S. and should excel in buying and vendor relations, marketing, handselling, customer care, community involvement, management-employee relations, merchandising, and business operations. Candidates cannot nominate themselves.
The PW Sales Rep of the Year award is open to both phone and in-person sales representatives, who booksellers can rely on for information, guidance, and support. Booksellers should include a story or provide an example of their rep’s commitment to excellence.
The deadline for nominations for both awards is: Monday, February 7 by 8 a.m. EST. Please submit your nomination to Donna Paz Kaufman at PWawards@publishersweekly.com, or fax to 904.261.6742, and include your name, phone number, and industry affiliation. The nomination will be used by the judges who select this year’s award winners.