But we are part of a large, energetic sphere of talented people who have made our genre the most successful one in the world of popular fiction, from page to reading screen, and beyond. So this is a perfect time for RWA/NYC to give a tip of the hat in celebration to those people.
I am pleased to announce here the recipients of the RWA/NYC 2012 Golden Apple Awards. We give these awards to pay tribute to the different players in the romance publishing industry who deserve recognition for their support of, and contributions to, our boisterous business. So, without further ado, here are the Award winners, who will be fêted at our annual Awards gala in September. Please join me, and all of the members of RWA/NYC, in applauding their work:
Lifetime Achievement: Eloisa James, Author
Publisher of the Year: Secret Cravings Publishing
Editor of the Year: LaToya Smith, Grand Central Publishing
Agent of the Year: Louise Fury, Lori Perkins Agency
Author of the Year: Jean Joachim
Bookseller of the Year: WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY
Librarian of the Year: Corinne Neary, Jefferson Market Branch, NYPL
Media Source of the Year: Romantic Times Books Reviews
My thanks to these Honorees for all you do.