Publishers Weekly invites all authors, booksellers, publishers, distributors, and others with ties to the book industry to nominate their favorite bookstores and sales representatives for our annual Bookstore and Sales Rep of the Year Awards. (Please note that candidates cannot nominate themselves, nor can family members nominate them.)
This year marks the 25th year for the Sales Rep of the Year and the 31st year for the Bookstore of the Year. The winners will be announced at the U.S. Book Show in May and featured in a story in Publishers Weekly following the announcement.
Bookstore of the Year: PW will honor an independently owned bricks-and-mortar bookstore in the U.S. that has been in operation for at least four years. In your nomination, please note what makes the bookstore special and provide contact information, including your name and industry affiliation. Bookstores that have previously received an award cannot be considered for the 2023 award, nor can their sister stores.
Sales Rep of the Year: We welcome nominations for outstanding telephone and house reps as well as independent sales representatives. Please include an example of the rep’s commitment to excellence, as well as contact information, including your name and industry affiliation. Past winners cannot be considered for the 2023 award.
Please email nominations for PW 2023 Bookstore and Sales Representative of the Year Award to: Erin Cox at PWawards@publishersweekly.com. Deadline is March 6.