Near the end of each year, the editors of the New York Times Book Review select the 100 most noteworthy books of the year, which includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction titles. On this year’s list are 15 titles published by Alfred A. Knopf, for which NMSG does a large volume of prepress work.

This year NMSG composed 12 of the 15 notable titles published by Knopf, which means that this small company produced 80% of these acclaimed books for the most respected book publisher in the industry.

Overall, NMSG composed 18 of the 100 books on the Notable list, which means that NMSG actually had more books on the list than Knopf. When you consider that NMSG produced 18% of the most notable books of 2014, that is quite an accomplishment and provides tangible evidence of our commitment to quality.

imageFrom pastry to poetry, 2014 was another stellar year for NMSG at the New York Book Show. NMSG was recognized for outstanding prepress work on eight award-winning books in various categories. Though NMSG is a perennial winner, this is the most awards we have received at the annual show, which was held September 23 in New York City. All of NMSG's winning titles were published by imprints of Penguin Random House companies.


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Zombie fever has, at one time or another, infected everyone from Abraham Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln and Zombies, a 2012 theatrical release) to Michael Jackson (Thriller, in the MTV video from 1983). NMSG is no exception.

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What do Joan Didion, John Updike, and Alice Walker have in common?

On the surface, not much besides the fact that all three are iconoclastic contemporary American writers. However, a glance at their biographies reveals that they all share the honor of having received a National Book Award (NBA), the most prestigious literary prize presented in the United States. Coincidentally, NMSG has done composition work on books by all three of these highly regarded authors.

This year, NMSG has a more immediate connection to the National Book Awards.

Read more: Eyes on the Prize