Awards Sponsors

  • Founded in 2009, Amazon Publishing is a leading publisher of trade fiction and nonfiction print, Kindle eBooks, and audiobooks. With offices in Seattle, New York, Grand Haven, London, Luxembourg, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and Munich, we publish critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors from around the world.

    Proud to sponsor the Literary Agent of the Year award

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  • Download and listen to the world’s best storytelling with Audible. Whether you’re flying, commuting or just unwinding, make the most of every moment with our free app.  Enjoy audiobooks, original series and more. Listen anytime, anywhere.

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  • Clays specialise in the manufacture of monochrome books, reacting quickly to their customers’ fast moving needs, offering digital services, book manufacture, pre-retail and stream-lining the supply chain via inventory management and distribution.

    Proud to sponsor the Imprint of the Year Award

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  • The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is the recognised UK collective rights licensing body for text and images from book, journal and magazine content. We perform collective licensing on behalf of the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd. (ALCS) and Publishers' Licensing Services Ltd. (PLS) and other copyright owners. We provide services to our customers across business, education and government, helping them to access the published content they need while making sure copyright owners are paid fair royalties for use of their work. 

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  • CPI Group is one of Europe’s biggest multi-channel marketing services providers. CPI Group incorporates four divisions in the UK - CPI Colour, CPI Connect, CPI Royle and CPI Books . We provide out clients with a range of services, while expertly advising you on campaigns that are best suited to your business. We have the resources to offer complete project management with one or more points of contact giving you consistency, efficiency, centralised control and absolute peace of mind.

    Proud to sponsor the Small Press of the Year Award

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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.

    Proud to sponsor the Independent Publisher of the Year Award

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  • Gardners has been involved as an integral link in the book supply chain for over 30 years as one of Europe’s leading wholesalers of books and entertainment products.

    Proud to sponsor the Independent Bookshop of the Year Award

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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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  • The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. In 2019 LBF will celebrate its 48-year anniversary.

    Staged annually, LBF sees more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the week of the Fair to learn, network, and kick off their year of business.

    The London Book Fair will take place from 10-12th March 2020.

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  • Macmillan Publishers is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. It has offices in 41 countries worldwide and operates in more than 30 others.

    Proud to sponsor the Children's Bookseller of the Year award

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  • Montegrappa, the first Italian manufacturer of superior writing instruments, was founded in Bassano del Grappa in 1912. More than a century of peerless craftsmanship has defined this Italian brand, known around the world for its creativity and styling. As well as regular and Special Collections Montegrappa have produced a series of Limited Editon writing instruments to tribute icons such as Ernest Hemingway, Paulo Coelho, Quincy Jones, Sophia Loren, Mohammad Ali, Aryton Senna, Salvador Dali, Pele and Elvis Presley and many more. Also collaborating with luxury and licensed brands such as Bugatti, Bentley and Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and UEFA Champions league competitions.

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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.

    Proud to sponsor the Marketing Strategy of the Year Award

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  • Publishers’ Licensing Services (PLS) is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the publishing industry, for the publishing industry. It provides collective rights management services to publishers by overseeing collective licensing for book, journal, magazine and website copying and distributing resulting licensing revenues to publishers.PLS' other rights management services include PLS Permissions.

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  • Simon & Schuster UK is one of the leading general book publishing companies in the UK. The group is based in London with sister companies in the United States, Canada, Australia and India. Within the UK division, there are three imprints: Simon & Schuster; Scribner and Simon & Schuster Children's Books, which publish a wide and eclectic mix of authors ranging across commercial fiction, literary fiction, general non-fiction and children's publications.

    Proud to sponsor the Book Retailer of the Year Award

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  • Westchester Education Services provides a comprehensive range of services for educational publishers and EdTech companies, including art, design, production, ELT programme development, bilingual education, and translation. A division of employee-owned Westchester Publishing Services, you’re assured of an exceptional, affordable service from a highly experienced educational team, with the scalability of a global firm.

    Proud to sponsor the Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year Award

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  • OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We are dedicated to creating “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of more than 43,000 libraries and schools in 75 countries.

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  • Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd is a member of Times Publishing Limited and is the largest distributor, with extensive retail network in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and other parts in the world. 

    Pansing Distribution Pte Ltd distributes approximately 1,500 magazines, a good range of Topps Trading cards and also the recent additional of the popular partworks magazines. We represent major magazines from UK, US, Australia and Hong Kong publishers. We thrive to bring to our customers, quality magazines, best series of trading cards and partworks collection round the year. 

    Proud to sponsor The British Book Awards for Export

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  • Times Publishing Group is one of the premier media groups in Asia-Pacific highly regarded for our dedication to four core competencies – publishing, printing, distribution and retail.

    With a strong heritage that stretches as far back as the 1950s, the Asian-based Group, owned by Fraser and Neave Limited, is recognised for combining a solid business tradition with the capacity for innovation and quality solutions.

    The Group's prominent standing is driven by our integrated businesses' brands, Marshall Cavendish, Times Printers, Pansing,Times bookstores and GoGuru.

    Proud to sponsor The British Book Awards for Export

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Awards Partners

  • Agile Ideas are an awards management & marketing agency. We specialise in designing and delivering commercially sustainable prizes and promotions in publishing and the media. 

    Founded in 2004, we take a truly holistic approach to each prize, working closely with clients from the outset; finding the perfect sponsor; producing a fully-formed brand identity; bringing publishers and booksellers on board; managing the judging process, and promoting the prize heavily across all media formats.

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  • The AAA is a voluntary body set up to provide a forum for member agencies to discuss industry matters, to uphold a code of good practice, and to provide a vehicle for representing the interests of agents and authors.

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  • Books Are My Bag is the campaign on behalf of Britain and Ireland’s High Street Bookshop. Created for the industry by M&C Saatchi, Book Are My Bag hails the unique complementary relationship between physical books and physical bookshops. Books Are My Bag is celebrated in chain and independent bookshops throughout the UK and Ireland and is backed by extensive PR and Social Media.

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  • 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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  • The BMS represents marketers within the book industry. Our mission is simple: to celebrate marketing excellence; to create a forum where members can network, be inspired and develop their expertise and to provide more of a voice for marketing within and beyond the book industry.

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  • BookGig is a dedicated events channel run by The Bookseller featuring hundreds of virtual and live book events across the UK, including author chats, readings, signings, literary festivals and book launches. Publicists, bookshops and festival organisers can submit their events on BookGig for free to help spread the word about their upcoming book events for readers everywhere.

    Proud to support the Non-fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year Award

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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, we represent some of the most inspiring organisations and individuals in the arts today.

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  • Harbottle & Lewis is the leading law firm for the UK publishing industry.

    Working with publishers, authors, agents, retailers and technology providers, its lawyers advise on a broad range of commercial, corporate and intellectual property matters and help clients to navigate the legal issues of an evolving industry. Harbottle & Lewis also has industry expertise in related areas such as interactive entertainment, music, TV, film and theatre, resulting in tailored advice on cross-media and convergence deals, as well as other emerging business opportunities.

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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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  • The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish academic journals, textbooks for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources.


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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.

    Proud to support the Publicity Campaign of the Year Award

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  • Publishing Scotland is the trade and network body for the book publishing industry in Scotland, working to promote and protect the interests of its members, both nationally and internationally. Parent company of BookSource.

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  • The Stylist Group is a media company which encompasses live events, a creative agency and product targeted to metropolitan women. Through high frequency print and non-stop mobile first content, Stylist reaches a monthly audience of over four million and helps market thousands of global brands. We keep a commitment to feminism, equality and female empowerment at the heart of everything we do.

    Proud to support the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award

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  • PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB IN SOHO

    This is The Groucho Club. Welcome to the world-renowned arts & media private members club, based in Soho, London. Created in the 1980’s by a group of mostly women publishers as an antidote to the stuffy gentlemen’s clubs, The Groucho Club remains a bastion and refuge for arts, literature and media folk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End. Here you can get information on our celebrated restaurants and bars, famous event and party room hire, [infamous] bedrooms, exclusive member services and many other fine things to discover.

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  • The Telegraph’s mission is to deliver quality, trusted, award-winning journalism, 24 hours a day and across all the platforms our customers use – digital and print.
    Our portfolio includes The Telegraph website and app, The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph print titles and The Telegraph Edition app.

    Proud to support the Non-fiction: Narrative Book of the Year Award

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  • Times Radio is the new live speech and news radio station that launches on 29th June, featuring well-known presenters including John Pienaar, Mariella Frostrup and Aasmah Mir. It aims to be the most intelligent and thought-provoking source of news, analysis and conversation, presented with warmth, wit and expertise. It's available on digital radio, online and via the free Times Radio app.

    Proud to support the Audiobook of the Year award

  • The TLS brings together the world’s most interesting thinkers and stylish writers, every week. We regularly and comprehensively cover everything from the largest networks to the smallest tribes; French philosophy to American politics and romantic poetry to quantum physics.

    Proud to support the Fiction Book of the Year Award

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  • Founded by Zoe Sugg, The Zoella Book Club started in 2016 and has been in its latest iteration since May 2019. Zoe and her team feature one book a month to read with their followers that ignites reflection, happiness, and conversation.

    Proud to support the Début Book of the Year Award

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  • World Book Day is the charity dedicated to celebrating the benefits of reading for pleasure for all children. We want every child and young person in the UK and Ireland to have a book of their own and benefit from shared reading. We are sponsored by National Book Tokens and supported by booksellers and publishers.

    Proud to support the Children's Fiction Book of the Year and Children's Non-Fiction & Illustrated Book of the Year awards.

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Interested in sponsoring The British Book Awards?

Please send all sponsorship queries to:

Emma Lowe
Director of Publisher Relations
emma.lowe@thebookseller.com 
0203 358 0381