Friday greetings from a very proud associate publisher here at World Library Publications. Yesterday, the first annual "Excellence in Publishing" awards were presented at the 2012 Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit in Saint Charles, Illinois. Here is a portion of the press release, with a bit of highlighting by yours truly:
Association of Catholic Publishers
May 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Therese Brown, email@example.com
Women, Liturgical Press, Loyola Press Dominate 2012 “Excellence in Publishing Awards”
All Is Grace Is “Excellence in Publishing” Book of the Year
Roman Missals from Magnificat, World Library Publications Receive Top Award
BALTIMORE, MD — Women took half of the six first place awards and seven of the second and third place awards at the 2012 Excellence in Publishing Awards given out today by the Association of Catholic Publishers at the 2012 Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit (RBTE) in St. Charles, IL. The goal of these awards is to recognize the best in Catholic publishing.
Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN, came away with six awards including two first places in Theology and Scripture. Loyola Press, Chicago, IL, received four awards in three different categories, Resources for Ministry, Inspirational, and Prayer & Spirituality. Three awards went to Pauline Books & Media and two to Orbis Books, including “Book of the Year” for All Is Grace, a biography of Dorothy Day by Jim Forest.
In the special category for the new Roman Missal, Third Edition, first place went to both Magnificat and World Library Publications with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops receiving third place. Roman Missals were judged on their artwork, general layout, and music engraving.
I was honored to receive the award on behalf of the team here at WLP. Being recognized by the association with the first place prize for WLP's Roman Missal was one of the proudest moments for me and for all of us here at WLP. Years of planning, editing, music engraving, and production produced a fine and noble book. We were honored and humbled by this award.
What a week for WLP!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.