New England Publishing Collaboration Awards 2016 - Audience Choice Award

Earlier in November Bookbuilders of Boston hosted the annual New England Publishing Collaboration Awards or NEPCo Awards. Cenveo Publisher Services and the Association of American Publishers' Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division received the audience choice award.


Background on the Awards

Twenty years ago, job titles and job descriptions across publishers were remarkably similar. There were key skills, and mastery of these led to respect and reward. When the landscape changed, however, many of us adapted through meaningful partnerships. We investigated new business models, expanded our core competencies, and challenged our vendors to provide new services. We learned about the technologies our customers embraced. We found new customers.

The NEPCo Awards celebrates this agile and open-minded approach to unprecedented change. To educate our members who are new to the industry, and to reward those who have achieved through meaningful relationships with partners, Bookbuilders presents this timely event.


FIRST PLACE: Globe Pequot and Active Interest Media won first place for their collaboration on Backpacker: The National Parks Coast to Coast.

SECOND PLACE: Harvard Business Publishing and Jazz at Lincoln Center won second place for their project Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center.

More pictures and videos of the winners are available on the NEPCo website here. Every finalist had 3 minutes to provide background on the collaborative publishing project and share insight on their project. Check them out!


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Mike Groth

Michael Groth is Director of Marketing at Cenveo Publisher Services, where he oversees all aspects of marketing strategy and implementation across digital, social, conference, advertising and PR channels. Mike has spent over 20 years in marketing for scholarly publishing, previously at Emerald, Ingenta, Publishers Communication Group, the New England Journal of Medicine and Wolters Kluwer. He has made the rounds at information industry events, organized conference sessions, presented at SSP, ALA, ER&L and Charleston, and blogged on topics ranging from market trends, library budgets and research impact, to emerging markets and online communities.. Twitter Handle: @mikegroth72