PROSE Award Winners Featured on iTunes
For the second year in a row, Apple has created a PROSE winners section in the iBooks store listing and having available for purchase all books that won 2016 PROSE awards. Since 1976, the PROSE Awards have been organized by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) to recognize the best works in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content. The winners are awarded at the PSP Annual Conference and come from a vast range of disciplines including the arts, humanities, sciences and math
“Featuring the PROSE Awards winners on iTunes iBooks provides an impressive platform to showcase books that represent the best of the best in professional and scholarly publishing to a wider audience. We are thrilled that our winners are on display encouraging the spread of thought provoking academic work,”
In addition to the PROSE Awards winner section, the Professional and Technical category of the iBooks store displays the Awards for Excellence and the PROSE Awards 40 year celebration logo in the scrolling header. The R.R. Hawkins Award winners are also displayed prominently. The Awards for Excellence are the winners in the top five PROSE categories and the R.R. Hawkins Award is presented to the best among that group. This year’s R.R. Hawkins Award went to the University of California Press for The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology by Aldon D. Morris. Dr. Morris was awarded a $10,000 prize for the Hawkins win.
The partnership with Apple and iTunes was spurred when a representative from the Education Content Relations team at Apple attended the PSP Annual Conference last year and was so impressed with the PROSE Awards, iTunes asked AAP if they could spotlight the prestigious winners with their own section on iBooks.
Check out the Professional and Technical section of Apple iBooks to see the PROSE winners featured.