Join Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse for the 6th annual PW Star Watch awards!
The 40 honorees hail from the U.S. and Canada, representing large and small publishers, university presses, literary agents, booksellers and others allied with the industry.
Make new connections and network with some of the brightest and most talented leaders and professionals shaping the future of publishing at one of the most memorable events in publishing.
Registration is free and open to all.
Supporting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc)
PW Star Watch 2020 has a new charitable component, added to benefit the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc).
A percentage of PW Star Watch sponsor proceeds goes to support Binc, which was chosen by the PW Star Watch organizers and jury because it provides financial assistance to booksellers and shop owners, helping to replace income lost due to Covid-19 closures and furloughs.
PW Star Watch, in association with Frankfurter Buchmesse, identifies and celebrates members of the U.S. and Canadian publishing communities who are redefining creative thinking, moving the industry forward in surprising and unexpected ways and sparking innovation in publishing and bookselling.
PW Star Watch brings recognition to these honorees on a global stage.
Now in its sixth year, PW Star Watch has celebrated more than 250 honorees.
From publicity to production, bookselling to new technology, every facet of the publishing world is represented by this dynamic group of nominees who have already made an impact on the publishing industry.
PW Star Watch shines a light on innovative, talented professionals from all parts of the industry and provides them with additional mentorship, while also honoring their contributions.
Forty honorees were chosen from among the more than 200 nominations for the PW Star Watch 2020.
Five finalists chosen by the PW Star Watch executive jury will be revealed in the October 12, 2020 issue of Publishers Weekly.
One "Superstar" will be selected and announced at the virtual celebration on October 13, 2020, starting at 5 p.m. EDT. The Superstar will participate in the 2020 virtual Frankfurter Buchmesse as well as receive a sponsored trip to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October, 2021.
Get your free ticket now to enjoy the celebration, support the PW Star Watch honorees, have fun with your colleagues and meet the publishing industry’s next wave of movers and shakers—all from the comfort of your home or office.