Sponsors and Partners

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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  • Bertram Books, the founding business of the Bertram Group, is a specialist in wholesale book supply; to hundreds of book shops and retailers all over the world.  The Bertram Group mission aims to offer the widest range of books to inspire, inform, entertain and educate millions of readers across the globe. 

    Proud to sponsor the Publisher of the Year Award

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Publishing Services is one of the largest U.S.-based publishing services companies – and 100% employee owned, which means every employee is invested in your project.

    You get the best of all worlds - exceptional, affordable service from a highly experienced team with the scalability of a global firm.

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

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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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  • 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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Awards Partners

  • 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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  • 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 sponsor 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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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