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Foyles and CCV pick up nibbies

London bookseller Foyles and Random House division CCV were the big winners at the British Book Industry Awards, held last night at the end of the Booksellers Association Annual Conference. Foyles was named the Bowker UK Bookseller of the Year, with outgoing vice chairman Bill Samuel delivering an emotional acceptance speech. Foyles was also named the Publishing News chain of the year.

Richard Cable collected the prize as CCV was named KPMG Publisher of the Year. He saluted CCV's record sales and profits in 2007, which included 12 literary awards. CCV was entered as separate company by its parent Random House, follow the decision to split CCV and CHA last year.

Quercus picked up the independent publisher gong, while Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, won the independent bookshop prize.

Clarissa Dickson Wright won the BA/Nielsen Book Author of the Year.

Full list of trade nibbie winners:

Award: BA/Nielsen Book Author of the Year
Winner: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Presented by: Ann Betts

Award: Frankfurt Book Fair Rights Professional of the Year
Winner: Diane Spivey (Little, Brown)
Presented by: Clarissa Dickson Wright

Award: Orion Publishing Group Literary Agent of the Year
Winner: David Miller (Rogers, Coleridge & White)
Presented by: Clarissa Dickson Wright

Award: Booksellers Association New Bookshop of the Year
Winner: Mostly Books, Abingdon
Presented by: Tracey Chevalier

Award: Sue Butterworth Award for Young Bookseller of the Year, sponsored by HarperCollins
Winner: Craig Hillier (WHSmith Travel)
Presented by: Victoria Barnsley

Award: StoraEnso Design & Production Award
Winner: The End of Mr Y (Canongate)
Presented by: Penny Vincenzi

Award: Baker Tilly Imprint & Editor of the Year
Winner: Jonathan Cape, Robin Robertson
Presented by: Penny Vincenzi

Award: decibel Cultural Diversity Award
Winner: Verna Wilkins, Tamarind
Presented by: Anne Diamond

Award: The Guardian Marketing Campaign of the Year
Winner: Jessica Mead, Young Stalin
Presented by: Anne Diamond

Award: Midas Public Relations Publicity Campaign of the Year
Winner: Emma Knight and Tara Gladden (Hodder & Stoughton), First Among Sequels
Presented by: Jane Mays

Award: Aurum Press Independent Bookshop of the Year
Winner: Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, Bath
Presented by: Bill McCreadie

Award: Lightning Source Independent Publisher of the Year
Winner: Quercus
Presented by: Robyn Young

Award: Nielsen Book Award for Innovation in the Book Industry
Winner: Snowbooks XSL Project
Presented by: Kate Mosse

Award: Vista Award for Industry Achievement
Winner: Will Atkinson, Faber and Faber
Presented by Kate Mosse

Award: Harlequin Mills & Boon Direct Bookselling Company of the Year
Winner: Amazon.co.uk
Presented: by John Connolly

Award: Publishing News Chain Bookselling Company of the Year
Winner: Foyles
Presented by: John Connolly

Award: Bowker UK Bookseller of the Year
Winner: Foyles
Presented by: Simon Juden

Award: KPMG Publisher of the Year
Winner: CCV (Random House)
Presented by: Tim Godfray