About The British Book Industry Awards
The shortlists for The British Book Industry Awards, which celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it – the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, the best publishers - from industry greats to those starting out, have been announced:
Great People - HarperCollins Young Retailer of the Year; Bookshop Manager of the Year, Editor of the Year; Rights Professional of the Year; Literary Agent of the Year
Bringing Books to Readers - Marketing Strategy of the Year; Publicity Campaign of the Year, Independent Bookshop of the Year; Children's Bookseller of the Year; Library of the Year
Publishing Success - Imprint of the Year; Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year; Independent Academic, Educational & Professional Publishers of the Year; Children's Publisher of the Year; Independent Publisher of the Year; Publisher of the Year
Building on the success and legacy of The Bookseller Industry Awards (the trade “Nibbies”), 2016 will mark the first step, and a step-change, in the way the book trade presents itself to itself and to the wider world. The new name places the emphasis on the book. Whether in print or e-book format our mission is to recognise the trade’s successes in getting more books in the hands of more readers. We want to recognise the very best that has been produced by our own authors and publishers. From a new home at The Grosvenor House to a full-scale expansion of The Books of the Year, everything will be geared to championing our successful and vital creative industry. Awards night itself will be a huge celebration of the best of the book trade and a pivotal date in the calendar.
The complete revamp of The Books of the Year will create high profile recognition of books that have been superbly written and brilliantly published. Winning one of the four categories – children’s, adult fiction, non-fiction and debut – or the overall Book of the Year will be a huge accolade for author and publisher alike.
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The Bookseller has expanded its industry awards, with the 2016 ceremony to celebrate the books of the year as well as the wider trade.... Read more