Sponsors and partners

Industry bodies

  • The Booksellers Association is a membership organisation for all booksellers in the UK and Ireland, representing over 95% of bookshops. The Booksellers Association exists to support, advise and work with its members to create excellent products for booksellers.

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  • Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors is the biggest ever promotion of bookshops.

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  • The IPG helps independent publishers to do better business and become part of a real community — somewhere they can find advice, benefits and information. It gives independent companies the support they need to get the most out of publishing and keep their businesses growing.

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  • For over 50 years the Publishers Publicity Circle has enabled all book publicists from publishing houses and freelance PR agencies to gather and share information on a regular basis.

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  • The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is an international membership trade body that supports and represents not-for-profit organisations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content.

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  • The Reading Agency's programmes support and keep people reading at all stages of life through innovative reading activities developed with libraries, publishers, authors and other partners.

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  • Publishing Scotland is the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

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Media partners

  • The Big Shot specialises in creating, producing, marketing and distributing branded content across all media platforms.

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  • FMcM Associates is an award-winning arts communications consultancy with an impressive client list and a big reputation. Founded in 1998 by Fiona McMorrough, it represents some of the most inspiring organisations and individuals in the arts today.

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Sponsors

  • Bertram Books is a specialist in trade wholesale supply, working with booksellers of all kinds throughout the world to ensure their customers receive their books as required.

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  • The Firsty Group was established in 2010, but it began life back in 2003 as a dedicated web development agency creating websites for a broad mix of consumer facing businesses. In 2010 it chose to focus almost exclusively on delivering digital services to publishers and so Firsty was born.

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  • Gardners has been involved as an integral link in the book supply chain for over 25 years as Britain's leading independent wholesaler.

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  • Nielsen studies consumers in 47 European markets, and across more than 100 countries  around the world, to give the most complete view of buying trends and media habits.

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  •  The Quarto Group is the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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  • Harbottle & Lewis is a London-based law firm with over 60 years' experience advising technology, media and entertainment clients.

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  •  With a heritage stretching back nearly 200 years, HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost book publishers, with a catalogue ranging from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to award-winning apps and everything in between.

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  • Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers with 476,000 colleagues, serving millions of customers a week in its stores and online.

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  • The Orion Publishing Group is part of Hachette UK and publishes under the imprints Orion Books, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Gollancz and Trapeze.

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  • Clays specialises in producing monochrome paperbacks and hardbacks in any quantity and to a wide range of sizes.

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  • Bonnier Publishing is a division of Bonnier AB.

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  • The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with 7,100 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 270,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and around 9,000 accredited journalists in attendance.

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