Lindy Ryan, President Black Spot Books, Named Publishers Weekly Star Watch 2020 Honoree
Publishers Weekly and Frankfurter Buchmesse have named 40 publishing professionals as honorees for PW Star Watch 2020, the annual publishing and bookselling award now in its sixth year. Honorees hail from the U.S. and Canada, and were selected from the ranks of the Big 5 publishers as well as independent and university presses, literary agents, booksellers, and other industry and related organizations.
"Innovation in publishing, while most of us have been working from home, has been a challenge since the pandemic," said Milliot. "Imagination and creativity become even more important when face-to-face communication is filtered through the screen of videoconferences"
A jury composed of editors from Publishers Weekly and representatives from Frankfurter Buchmesse determined the top 40 honorees, drawn from nearly 200 entries. From the top 40, five finalists will be selected by the jury, and will be featured in the special Star Watch issue of Publishers Weekly on October 12.