We just found out Friday that two JIST titles have won awards in the first annual Axiom Business Book Awards competition, sponsored by Independent Publisher Magazine and the Jenkins Group.
Nearly 400 books competed in 25 business book categories. JIST's two winners were in the Careers category (of course). We took home both the Gold award and the Bronze award in our category.
The Gold award winner was a book I acquired and edited: Double Outsiders: How Women of Color Can Succeed in Corporate America, by Jessica Faye Carter.
Our Bronze award winner was When Your Parents Sign the Paychecks: Finding Career Success Inside or Outside the Family Business, by Greg McCann. It was acquired by Sue Pines and edited by freelancer (and former JIST staffer) Heather Stith.
Congratulations to everyone who helped produce, market, and sell these wonderful books! It's our hope that the exposure they get from winning these awards will give them a sales boost. That's the main reason publishers enter awards contests (that, and having something nice to add to their resumes!).