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SAE Books Wins 5 Independent Press Awards

Posted: March 11, 2024

Four years of consecutive recognition for editorial excellence is a feat for any publisher, and SAE International is showing its caliber as a publishing powerhouse.

SAE Books won five Independent Press Awards in 2024, a new record for an industry niche publisher.

The Independent Press Award recognizes the best books of the year published by small independent publishers. These awards are decided by experts from different roles within the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. With dozens of categories and hundreds of entries from around the world, each judging committee utilizes a point system based for key areas including writing style, editing, images and figures, book cover, book design, and overall quality of the work.

“Our authors live and work in every corner of the world. We don’t have professional authors who write for a living. We work with engineers actively engaged in the industry who are invested in sharing their knowledge,” said Sherry Nigam, Publisher of SAE Books. “These professionals hold down full-time jobs and have real lives beyond their careers. Our responsibility is to ensure the process goes smoothly.”

Selected IPA Award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence. Here is the list of 2024 SAE winners:

We Were The Ramchargers: Inside Drag Racing's Legendary Team, Second Edition by Dave Rockwell

  • 2024 Independent Press Award WINNER for Sports
  • 2024 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite for Coffee Table book

SAE International's Dictionary for Automotive Engineers by John Kershaw

  • 2024 Independent Press Award WINNER for Reference

The Arrival of the Electric Car, Second Edition by Chris Johnston and Ed Sobey

  • 2024 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite for Environment

Cybersecurity for Entrepreneurs by Gloria D’Anna and Zachary A. Collier

  • 2024 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorite for Business: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

 “One of the things that sets SAE Books apart is our approach to book publishing,” Sherry said. “We believe trust between authors and product managers play a key part of the success of a book. As such, author and PMs are paired after the contract is signed and work together until the book is published. Amanda Zeidan joined SAE two years ago as the Product Manager for SAE Books. I’d like to congratulate Amanda for an outstanding job as three out of our four award winners were developed by her.”

Congratulations to the SAE Books team on this incredible achievement. Check out all of SAE’s current books in the 2024 SAE Book Catalog.