Book awards and books of the year 2017

Many newspapers, journals and organisations put out lists of ‘books of the year’ in the pre-Christmas period. While the process is all about selling more books (and who thinks that’s a bad thing), it also recognises good solid book production values. The lists usually include one or more non-fiction categories, ranging from cookery to science, history and memoir to sport and beyond. These books need good solid indexes to complete the package so it is great to see so many titles on the lists this year that include indexes made by Society of Indexers members. Well done everyone who gets recognised in this way. Not all members work in areas that will ever get this kind of public recognition but it all helps to remind editors and publishers that indexes matter. Here’s a link to the Society of Indexers news.

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