Two Kinds of Books Published by XTU Press Won the National Awards
Recently, good news came from the 21th National University Press Book Fair that The Moot Court Book (edited by Shen Jungui) was awarded First Prize in the 8th Excellent Bestseller Awards of National University Presses, and A Handbook of Citizens’ Danger-preventing Self-aid and Mutual Aid (edited by Zhuo Xiang and Xiao Zhe) was awarded “Special Prize for Books on Earthquake Resistance and Disaster Relief”. This achievement came up top in the newly-founded university presses concerning the number of awards and the level of achievements.
Under the guidance of Social Science Department, Ministry of Education, and sponsored by China University Presses Association, the “Excellent Bestseller Awards of National University Presses” is held every two years. In order to carry out the spirit of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to “strengthen the management, optimize the structure and improve the quality” in the press and publishing industry, the Excellent Bestseller Awards is an significant awarding activity, aiming to inspecting the publishing achievements of the national university presses, and encouraging the presses to publish more good books of both social and economic benefits. In this way, it helps improve the quality of published books and establish the brand of books published by the national university presses.
More than 590 bestsellers were recommended by many well-known and large presses such as Tsinghua University Press, Peking University Press, China Renmin University Press, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, etc. competing for the awards this time. 225 kinds of books won the First Prize in the Excellent Bestsellers Awards, and 188 kinds of books won the Second Prize. In addition, 43 kinds of books from 31 presses won the specially-set “Special Prize for Books on Earthquake Resistance and Disaster Relief”. Both kinds of books recommended by our press were awarded.
XTU Press was founded over one year ago and constantly set its goal to build up the brand of its own and to publish good books. Till now more than 70 kinds of books have been published and have won the high opinion of the press community.
Xiangtan University Press
December 4, 2008