Awards for Excellence in Book Production held on 23 September 2023

To encourage internationally comparable standards in book production, the Federation
instituted Awards for Excellence in Book Production over 42 years ago and has acknowledged
the efforts of publishing throughout the country. The objective of the competition for awards
is to motivate publishers to improve the quality of production of books not only in the area of
paper, printing, and binding but also in terms of design and typography, layout and readability, and the general feel of the book.

This year, the Federation has received 931 books from 88 publishers. However, the jury selected 108 titles from 58 publishers for awards. Out of these, 36 titles have been selected for the first prize, 39 titles for the second prize, and 33 titles for the third prize.

The jury members comprised eminent personalities well versed in different aspects of publishing.

Shri G. Rengarajan, Assistant Director (Production), National Book Trust, India
Shri Susobhan Mondal, Assistant Registrar, Indian Institute of Mass Communication
Shri Sunil Jain, Past President, Delhi Printers Association
Prof. (Dr.) Parmod Kumar, Professor, IGNOU

The Federation hosted the 43rd Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2023 on September 23, 2023, at Hotel Taj Ambassador, New Delhi. Shri OM Birla, Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha, Parliament of India, graced the occasion as “Chief Guest” for the felicitation of the FIP Annual Awards.