Providing educational resources and opportunities for all individuals involved in book and book-related publishing.


Hosted/Organized by: PPN

PPN selects a panel of 12 judges who are qualified to assess book design and/or manufacturing quality. We look for professionals with expertise in one or more of the following areas: production, paper, printing, binding, manufacturing, design, and overall book publishing. We ask potential judges not to submit themselves for consideration as a judge if they have judged in the past three years (volunteers to lend a hand with judging are most welcome). Judges are featured in the book show catalog along with a photo and short biography.

The book show judging will take place over the course of one day at Chronicle Books and will take between 6 and 8 hours, depending on the number of entries. Judges are assigned to categories and are responsible for scoring each entry within those categories. Judges are asked to recuse themselves from any project that they worked on or that their company submitted.