Publishing Professionals Network, a nonprofit association founded in San Francisco in 1969 under the original name of Bookbuilders West, promotes and supports book publishing in the thirteen Western states.
Since 1970, awards for outstanding book design, production, and manufacturing have been presented at the Publishing Professionals Network Book Show. The entrants are publishers and suppliers who do business in the Western States, and the judges are experienced in design, production, or related areas. The Publishing Professionals Network Book Show is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the United States. Following an exhibit of all entries, winning entries are announced and awards presented at a gala event.
Books that receive awards are showcased in the annual catalog, which is distributed to attendees at the Book Show and Awards Event. Please visit our Call for Entries page to learn more about entrance deadlines.