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The Publishing Next Industry Awards were instituted in 2014 to reward the talent, initiative, entrepreneurial zeal and untiring efforts of publishers – big, small, independent – that create books. Established under the aegis of the neutral platform of the Publishing Next Conference, the awards seek to recognize innovation and leadership in the book trade.

The Publishing Next Industry Awards 2016 will be presented in the following seven categories (please click on each category for more details):

a. Publisher of the Year

b. Bookstore of the Year

c. Printed Book of the Year – English

d. Printed Book of the Year – Indian Languages

e. Printed Children’s Book of the Year

f. Digital Book of the Year

g. Book Cover of the Year

Key Dates to remember:
Open for submission of entries: 11 May 2016
Entry deadline: 15 July 2016
Shortlisting & Judging: August 2016
Award announcement: 16 September 2016

Judging Procedure:
The Publishing Next Advisory Board will shortlist 5 applicants in each category. Thereafter, a Specialist Jury will judge the shortlisted entries to choose the winner. The Specialist Jury will comprise of experienced industry professionals, thought leaders and innovators, selected at the discretion of the Publishing Next Advisory Board. The winners will be announced during the sixth edition of the Publishing Next Conference, scheduled to be held in Panaji, Goa on 15-17 September 2016. The decision of the Publishing Next Advisory Board as regards winners in each category will be final and binding.Publishing Next organisers reserve the right to retain all materials that accompany or form part of an entry. No submissions will be returned to the applicants. Publishing Next will ensure that these materials will be retained safely.Each winner will receive

  • The Publishing Next Industry Award trophy presented at the forthcoming Publishing Next Conference scheduled to be held at Panaji, Goa on 15-17 September 2016.
  • A certificate of merit
  • The right to use the Publishing Next Industry Award logo
  • One (1) complimentary entry pass to the Publishing Next Conference 2017. (Please note, this pass will be non-transferable)
The Publishing Next Industry Awards - Publishing Next