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Bookbuilders Announces Collaboration Awards

15 Nov 2015 1:59 PM | Charlotte Pierce (Administrator)

The New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards, which honor excellence in publishing collaboration, were held on November 10, 2015. Judges selected three winners, and an additional Audience Choice winner was selected by online voting at the event.

The judging panel:

Amy Brand, Director, The MIT Press

Sanj Kharbanda, Senior Vice President, Digital Markets, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Sanders Kleinfeld, Director of Publishing Technology, O’Reilly Media

Amit Shah, Executive Managing Director, Six Red Marbles


First Place: Harvard University Press (collaborating with archives across Massachusetts)

Second Place: Aries Systems (collaborating with Copyright Clearance Center)

Third Place: American Meteorological Society (collaborating with Second Nature)

Audience Choice: Kudos (collaborating with several publishers, including Emerald Group and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery)

Finalists described their projects live on stage in rapid-fire multimedia presentations. Live judging followed, and winners were announced at the event. Special guest Ian Condry, author of The Soul of Anime, spoke at the event: Professor Condry’s book describes the role of cross-industry collaboration in the success of anime.

Photographs of the winners are at www.nepcoawards.com, and presentation videos will be available soon.

About Bookbuilders of Boston: Bookbuilders is a non-profit professional group founded in 1937 to serve the needs of New Englanders working in the publishing industry. Its mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to members, which include publishers, vendors, and individuals. For more information about Bookbuilders, visit www.bbboston.org. For more information about NEPCo, visit www.nepcoawards.com.

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