The 2017 PROSE Awards winners have been announced.

Awards Available
'Best of' Awards
E-Product Awards
Journals Awards


  • 59 available awards
  • 5 “best of” awards chosen from 53 book, reference, journal and eproduct categories
  • 45 book subject categories for which traditional print, electronic publications and print/electronic packages are eligible
  • 6 electronic product awards
  • 2 journals awards for which electronic journals are eligible
  • No maximum limit to submissions per publisher in any category
  • Awards seals available for winners in sticker and electronic format to promote their win
  • Judges tweeting live from inside the judging deliberations room
  • Dynamic awards ceremony featuring the premiere of another new film created specially for the 2017 PROSE Awards, and the Hawkins winner speech
  • Live webcast of the 2017 Awards Luncheon featuring a Twitter feed so that the audience at the ceremony and those watching via webcast from around the world can experience the vibrant ceremony and the announcement of the winners in real time
  • Multimedia presentations on 2017 entries and winners, and videos of the entire luncheon ceremony, including the Hawkins winner speech, to be posted on and on YouTube, offering increased and invaluable exposure to entry titles and presses

Dear PSP, AAP and AAUP Members,

Once again that time of year is upon us—when publishers from across the country compete for 59 prizes, including the prestigious R.R. Hawkins Award, presented by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP). As a member of the PSP Executive Council and Chairman of the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Awards), I invite you to submit your outstanding professional or scholarly work for the 2017 Awards.

Last year, for the eighth year running, the PROSE Awards broke its submissions record with 551 entries from PSP, AAP and Association of American University Presses (AAUP) member companies. The 2016 PROSE program featured increased social media presence through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, including a live Twitter feed at the Awards Luncheon; the creation of new, dynamic multimedia presentations for the Luncheon ceremony; and the live webcast of the PROSE Awards Luncheon from Washington, DC, drawing viewers from across the globe.

Now celebrating its 41st year, PROSE is building on its reputation as the premier professional and scholarly awards program in the U.S. This year, PROSE will continue to increase its strong social media presence by engaging Facebook and Twitter followers with interactive contests and prizes, and to generate more promotion and publicity for participants and winners pre- and post-Awards. The 2017 Awards Luncheon will feature the debut of another new, specially produced film; more multimedia presentations; and, again, the ceremony will be webcast live and feature a Twitter feed so that publishers at the Awards Luncheon and those watching via webcast can experience our dynamic ceremony and hear the announcement of the 2017 winners in real time.

PROSE highly encourages publishers to submit their book cover art with their entries for use in multimedia presentations. Again, these presentations will debut at the Awards Luncheon and by webcast, and PROSE will post these presentations online at and on YouTube, which means invaluable exposure for submitting publishers. The 2017 PROSE Awards also strongly encourages publishers to provide more information about their submissions by including a 250-word description of their entry and additional materials in the form of published reviews; reader reports; and/or editor, publisher or writer endorsements. These materials help immensely in the judging process.

Further details on judging criteria and eligibility rules, as well as the entry form, can be found in the Call for Entries. Please contact the PSP Division at 212.255.0326 with any additional questions.

I sincerely hope that you will answer the call by submitting your most exceptional works for consideration for the 2017 PROSE Awards.

Best regards,

John A. Jenkins
President Emeritus, CQ Press
Chairman, 2017 PROSE Awards