NMSG'S New York Book Show Winners

The annual New York Book Show, sponsored by the Book Industry Guild of New York, comprising members from the book publishing and book manufacturing industries, “encourages, recognizes, honors, and celebrates excellence in book production and design.” Judges for this prestigious show are selected from among prominent professionals in these industries. NMSG has been honored for its work on several books in the past decade.

Here is a complete list of NMSG prizewinners by year:

2016

  • First Place—Hardcover Fiction category, for Bats of the Republic, by Zachary Thomas Dodson (Doubleday, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • First Place—Quality Paperback Nonfiction category, for Thug Notes, by Sparky Sweets (Vintage, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Second Place—Quality Paperback Fiction category, for Love Style Life, by Garance Doré (Spiegel & Grau, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Third Place—Hardcover Nonfiction category, for M Train, by Patti Smith (Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Merit Hardcover Fiction category, for City on Fire, by Garth Risk Hallberg (Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Merit Hardcover Nonfiction category, for Alfred A. Knopf 1915-2015, A Century of Publishing, introduction by Charles McGrath, foreword by Sonny Mehta (Alfred A. Knopf, Penguin Random House). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.

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2015

  • First Place—Adult Graphic Novel category, for Here, by Richard McGuire (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • First Place—Hardcover Nonfiction category, for Chasing the Rose, by Andrea di Robilant (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • First Place—Hardcover Fiction category, for The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Third Place—Hardcover Fiction category, for Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, by Haruki Murakami (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.

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2014

  • First Place—General Trade-Hardcover Fiction, for The Circle, by Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • First Place—General Trade-Poetry, for Night Thoughts, by Sara Arvio (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Third Place—General Trade-Poetry, for Nothing by Design, by Mary Jo Salter (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Third Place—General Trade-Cookbooks, for Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Third Place-Professional-Reference, for A Field Guide to American Houses, by Virginia Savage McAlester (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Merit Award-General Trade-Hardcover Fiction, for Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff (Doubleday). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Merit Award-General Trade-Cookbooks, for The Art of French Pastry, by Jacquy Pfeiffer (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.
  • Merit Award-School Publishing-School Library, for What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know, by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., and John Holdren (Bantam Books). NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work.

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2013

  • Second Place—Hardcover Fiction, for The Fifty Year Sword, by Mark Z. Danielewski (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Merit Award Book—Hardcover Fiction, for Have You Seen Marie?, by Sandra Cisneros (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Merit Award Book—Cookbook, for The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Second Place—Poetry, for The Sea at Truro, by Nancy Willard (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.

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2012

  • First Place, General Trade—Adult Graphic Novel, for MetaMaus, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Second Place, General Trade—Adult Graphic Novel, for Habibi, by Craig Thompson (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Second Place, General Trade, for 1Q84, by Haruki Murakami (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.
  • Second Place, General Trade, for London Under: The Secret History Beneath the Streets, by Peter Ackroyd (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Second Place, General Trade, for The Meatball Shop Cookbook, by Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow (Ballantine). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Merit Award Book, General Trade, for Everybody Loves Our Town: On Oral History of Grunge, by Mark Yarm (Crown Archetype). NMSG was recognized for composition/prepress.

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2011

  • Second Place, General Trade—Poetry, for Poetry in Person: Twenty-five Years of Conversation with America’s Poets, edited by Alexander Neubauer (Alfred A. Knopf).
  • Merit Award, Special Trade—General, for Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights, by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday).
  • Heritage Award—Third Place, for In the Shadow of No Towers, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition.

In 2011, to commemorate that year's milestone anniversary, the Heritage Award category was added to showcase the books published during the past twenty-five years that best exemplify the highest standards of craftsmanship and the creativity of our industry. NMSG is very proud to have one of our books selected.

Take a closer look at our 2011 winners

2010

  • First Place and Best in Category, Special Trade, Graphic Novel—Adult, for Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • First Place, Special Trade—Poetry, for C. P. Cavafy Collected Poems, by C. P. Cavafy, translated by Daniel Mendelsohn (Random House/Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Merit Award, General Trade—Hardcover Fiction, for The Original of Laura, by Vladimir Nabokov (Random House/Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Merit Award, General Trade—Quality Paperback, for Sara Snow’s Fresh Living, by Sara Snow (Random House/Bantam Books). NMSG was recognized for composition and text separation.
  • Merit Award, Special Trade—General, for In Lincoln’s Hand, edited by Harold Holzer and Joshua Wolf Shenk (Random House/Bantam Books). NMSG was recognized for composition and text separation.

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2007

  • First Place, General Trade—Hardcover Nonfiction, for Mellon, by David Cannadine (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • First Place, Special Trade—Graphic Novel, for A Scanner Darkly, by Philip K. Dick (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition, text separation, and cover separation.
  • Second Place, Special Trade—Graphic Novel, for Cancer Vixen, by Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Merit Award, General Trade—Fiction, for Only Revolutions, by Mark Z. Danielewski (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition, text separation, cover separation, and jacket separation.
  • Merit Award, General Trade—Hardcover Nonfiction, for Provence A–Z, by Peter Mayle (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition.

2006

  • Merit Award, General Trade—Hardcover Nonfiction, for Cat People, by Margaret and Michael Korda (HarperCollins). NMSG was recognized for composition and art prepress (with Amy Hill).

2005

  • First Place and Best of Category, Special Trade—General, for In the Shadow of No Towers, by Art Spiegelman (Pantheon). NMSG was recognized for composition and text separation.

2004

  • Second Place, Scholarly/Reference—Multicolor, for Art: A New History, by Paul Johnson (HarperCollins). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Second Place, Special Trade—Cookbooks, for Once Upon a Tart, by Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau (Alfred A. Knopf). NMSG was recognized for composition, text separation, cover separation, and jacket separation.
  • NMSG also donated the prep work and a large quantity of scans for the 2004 catalog.

2003

  • Second Place, General Trade—Fiction, for A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity, by Whitney Otto (Random House Adult Trade Group). NMSG was recognized for composition and text separation.
  • Second Place, Scholarly/Reference—One-Color or Two-Color, for Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters, by Carla Kaplan (Doubleday). NMSG was recognized for composition.
  • Merit Award, General Trade—One-Color Nonfiction, for Culture of the Jews, by David Biale (Schocken Books). NMSG was recognized for text separation.
  • NMSG also produced the show’s catalog in 2003.