A public award will be given by IASPM for two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language, at the 2013 Gijón IASPM conference.
Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, in order to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the chair of the Book Prize committee Franco Fabbri (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 22 April 2013 at the latest. When nominating a book, please provide the following details:
- Author, nationality
- Bibliographical information, including language and page count of the book nominated
- Confirmation of IASPM membership, including branch
Authors may either self-nominate, or other members may nominate authors and books they regard worth considering for the award. Please let me reiterate the criteria for eligibility: a single author, a member of IASPM, her/his first book (in any language).
Books nominated must have been already published and be on the market since January 1st 2011, until December 31st 2012, and a copy of the book must be sent by the publisher or the author to each member of the judging panels (to be announced later), before April 30th 2013.
Please circulate this call within branches, and please do not hesitate to contact Franco Fabbri (email@example.com) if you have any questions about the 2013 IASPM Book Prize.