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Bookseller Industry Awards shortlist announced

The first Bookseller Industry Awards shortlist has been announced with 16 categories covering the publishing and retail industry.

The awards combine the British Book Industry Awards, also known as the trade Nibbies, and The
Bookseller
's own Retail Awards.

Neill Denny, editor-in-chief of The Bookseller, said: “The shortlist represents an exceptionally strong group of people and companies, all of whom have inspiring stories of excellence and creativity. We will be telling them over the next few weeks, ahead of unveiling the winners in May. We wish them all good luck.”

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 17th May at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The shortlists:

SUE BUTTERWORTH YOUNG BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR (HarperCollins)

Claire Boothby—Waterstone's

Georgina Hanratty—Tales on Moon Lane

Lorna Duncanson—Seven Stories

Shelly Roberts—Sainsbury's

Rachael Lloyd—Foyles

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (PPC and Midas)

Anna Robinson—Simon & Schuster for Lion Man by Ian McGeechan

Joe Pickering—Penguin for Legend of a Suicide by David Vann

Lyndsey Dalladay—Transworld for Unseen Academicals by Terry Pratchett

Mari Yamazaki—Penguin Press for The Sartorialist by Scott Schumann

Reetu Kabra—Puffin for DOT Robot by Jason Bradbury

INNOVATION IN THE PUBLISHING SUPPLY CHAIN (IBS)

Bertrams

Hachette—Printer Direct Delivery Solution

Macmillan Distribution—MDL Midas System

Nielsen

SBS Worldwide

CHILDREN'S INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR (Walker Books)

Book Nook

Children's Bookshop Edinburgh

Children's Bookshop Muswell Hill

Mainstreet Trading Company

Norfolk Children's Book Centre

RIGHTS PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR (Frankfurter Buchmesse)

Alex Nicholas—Orion Children's Books

Andrea Joyce—Canongate

Andy Hine—Little, Brown

Graham Cook—Haynes

Jason Bartholomew—Hodder & Stoughton

MANAGER OF THE YEAR (Wiley)

Gemma Barry—Waterstone's, Lancaster

Sion Hamilton—Foyles, Charing Cross Road

Steve Orchard—Blackwell, Charing Cross Road

Susan Sinclair—Foyles, Royal Festival Hall and St Pancras

LITERARY AGENT OF THE YEAR (Orion/Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Jo Unwin—Conville & Walsh

Jonny Geller—Curtis Brown

Luigi Bonomi—LBA

DIRECT BOOKSELLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR (BDS)

Amazon.co.uk

Book Depository

Play.com

Scholastic Book Clubs

DIGITAL INNOVATION (Futurebook)

Accent Press—Xcite Books

Bloomsbury—Bloomsbury's Public Library Online

Ebury—Tess Daly Baby Diaries

Enhanced Editions

Harlequin Mills & Boon

HarperCollins—Authonomy.com

IMPRINT AND EDITOR OF THE YEAR (The Bookseller)

HarperCollins—Lynne Drew, HarperFiction

HarperCollins—Nicholas Pearson, Fourth Estate

Little, Brown—Lennie Goodings, Virago

Orion—Gollancz Team

Penguin Group—Stuart Proffitt, Allen Lane

Quercus—Christopher MacLehose, MacLehose Press

CHILDREN'S BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR (Usborne)

Asda

Foyles

Play.com

Sainsbury's

W H Smith

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (Nielsen)

Hodder & Stoughton—Under the Dome

Orion—True Blood

Puffin—The Very Hungry Caterpillar 40th Anniversary

Quercus—Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy

Titan—Watchmen

Transworld—Dan Brown

W H Smith—Times Recommended Read

INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR (Gardners Books)

Kemptown Bookshop

Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights

One Tree Books

The Chepstow Bookshop

White Rose Books

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (Lightning Source)

Constable & Robinson

Hay House Publishers

John Blake

Kyle Cathie

Quiller Publishing

Search Press

GENERAL OR CHAIN BOOKSELLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR (Martina Cole)

Asda

Blackwell

Foyles

Sainsbury's

W H Smith

PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR (Publishing Technology)

Faber & Faber

Little, Brown Book Group

Orion Publishing Group

Quercus Publishing

Simon & Schuster UK

Transworld

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It's really good to see all the nominations across the industry, I can't help but notice there's one department that seems to be omitted from the awards and that is the sales person. I am aware that this used to be included but would like to know why and who felt it necessary to completely disregard the sales departments across the industry from the awards.

I would like to see this included next year as without the sales teams books would not be sold to the retailers!

Too right Sales Person!!!
How did they miss out us grafters of the industry?

is it me...
how on earth can Sainsbury/Tesco be considered Children booksellers...& I am, sure the buyer from Sainsbury's is a nice person...BUT she is a buyer! & what on earth has Bertrams done to be considered for Innovation in the supply chain,other than to stay in business!

Hi ,

It is really nice to see Search Press and many other Publisher's Name with whom we are working, Really we feel like Pride working with these Publisher's

No Waterstones?

..and as a former winner of Sales Person of the Year, I strongly urge you to bring it back,perhaps former winners could sponsor it? Only provision I'd make is that the winner needs to have loud dress sense!

It's a shame the real "Nibbies" wont be given out this year!

The Book Nook is a little drop of heaven. The ladies sell a fantastic array of books, engeage the community and beyond with story/ rhymetime and..they sell fantastically massive cakes.

It's really good to see all the nominations across the industry, I can't help but notice there's one department that seems to be omitted from the awards and that is the sales person. I am aware that this used to be included but would like to know why and who felt it necessary to completely disregard the sales departments across the industry from the awards.

I would like to see this included next year as without the sales teams books would not be sold to the retailers!

Too right Sales Person!!!
How did they miss out us grafters of the industry?

is it me...
how on earth can Sainsbury/Tesco be considered Children booksellers...& I am, sure the buyer from Sainsbury's is a nice person...BUT she is a buyer! & what on earth has Bertrams done to be considered for Innovation in the supply chain,other than to stay in business!

Hi ,

It is really nice to see Search Press and many other Publisher's Name with whom we are working, Really we feel like Pride working with these Publisher's

No Waterstones?

..and as a former winner of Sales Person of the Year, I strongly urge you to bring it back,perhaps former winners could sponsor it? Only provision I'd make is that the winner needs to have loud dress sense!

It's a shame the real "Nibbies" wont be given out this year!

The Book Nook is a little drop of heaven. The ladies sell a fantastic array of books, engeage the community and beyond with story/ rhymetime and..they sell fantastically massive cakes.