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The best books, the best bookshops, the best publishers

The British Book Awards (aka The Nibbies, aka THE publishing event of the year) are now open for submissions. The book trade has shone from every possible corner this year, pushing far beyond what we'd ever imagined possible in the most extreme conditions. Whether you're a publisher, retailer, agent or library, we cannot wait to read your submissions, and to announce the winners of our fabulous Nibbies trophies on 13 May.

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller, said: “In a year dominated by Covid-19, social distancing rules, and lockdowns, the 2021 British Book Awards will surely showcase the trade’s incredible resilience in the face of the biggest disruption seen since the Second World War. The 2020 awards show was a triumph, and the intention is to build on this for 2021 with an even bigger and better virtual event followed, if we can, by a summer party. In the meantime, you need to be in it, to win it, so let's get those submissions started!”

Highlights from our 2020 Awards ceremony