|Book Industry Study Group awards industry leaders in inaugural ceremony|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Wednesday, 09 October 2013 03:59 PM EDT|
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) presented its inaugural Industry Awards at its Annual Meeting of Members on Sept. 27.
Winners included Edelweiss (Above the Treeline) for the Industry Innovation Award; Laurie Stark, vice president of publishing operations support, Penguin Random House, for Most Valuable Committee Participant; Phil Madans, director of publishing standards and best practices, Hachette Book Group USA, for the Friend of the Industry award; and Allen Lau, CEO and founder, Wattpad, for the Disruptor Award. Wendell Lotz, vice president of metadata for Ingram Book Group was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding work on behalf of BISG throughout his career.
“The winners of these awards demonstrate creativity, commitment and passion for the industry across its full spectrum,” said BISG Executive Director Len Vlahos. “BISG is honored to work with all of our winners and nominees, and we thank them for the work they do.”
“BISG is built on the many hundreds of volunteers from across the publishing ecosystem that not only see the possibilities of publishing, but are also willing to take an active role in directing how to evolve to meet the shifting landscape to the benefit of consumers and authors,” said Ken Michaels, BISG chairman of the board and global COO for Macmillan Science and Education. “Our sincere congratulations to these individuals on this well-deserved recognition and to those entities that allow their representation to ensure the collective health of our industry.”