Canadian book magazine The Quill & Quire has announced a set of awards for Canucks in the industry. Lots of great potential here for people working in publishing and selling, but but no librarian or book blogger love. Remember back 10 years ago when Bookninja used to do the Golden Shuriken Awards for Bad Behaviour in the Book Industry. Well, I’m retroactively removing any attention I ever gave to industry magazines in retaliation. Take THAT, Q&Q. God, I so desperately hope the trophy is a Heather bobble-head.
Canadian publishing is filled with many dedicated and creative people. While we regularly celebrate our best writers and books, recognition for individuals or entities who make vital and interesting contributions to our industry has been missing for some time.
It is time to celebrate outstanding work in the industry with a new awards program.