The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division (PSP) of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) awarded Honorable Mention the category of Engineering to Mark Rosheim for his book, Leonardo's Lost Robots published by Springer Science+ and Business Media.
February 6, 2007, Washington, DC - The Hawkins Award, along with awards in 30 categories for outstanding books, journals and digital products covering a wide range of academic disciplines, will be presented today at a special awards luncheon during the PSP Annual Conference in Washington, DC.
AAP President and CEO Pat Schroeder extended the Association’s congratulations to all of the PSP Award honorees, noting that "promoting and encouraging the dissemination of scholarship is one of AAP’s primary missions," and highlighting the special honor of being chosen by one’s peers for these awards. This year’s panel of expert judges was made up of librarians, academics and working publishers.
The Association of American Publishers is the national trade association of the U.S. book publishing industry. AAP’s more than 300 members include most of the major commercial publishers in the United States, as well as smaller and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies—small and large. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services. The protection of intellectual property rights in all media, the defense of the freedom to read and the freedom to publish at home and abroad, and the promotion of reading and literacy are among the Association’s highest priorities.