Sponsors and partners

Awards Sponsors

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • 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, our critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors come from around the world.

     

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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 the 11-17 March 2019.

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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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  • Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors is the biggest ever promotion of bookshops.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • FMcM Associates is an award-winning arts communications consultancy with an impressive client list and a big reputation. Founded in 1998 by Fiona McMorrough, it represents some of the most inspiring organisations and individuals in the arts today.

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  • Our Vision

    'To become the lead body for the publishing sector in Scotland by helping to create an environment that allows publishers, writers, and content producers to innovate; and to play a part in fostering excellence in the production and delivery of creative content in the 21st century.'

    Publishing Scotland is the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

    We represent a wide range of publishers and suppliers - both print and digital. Publishers include HarperCollins, Canongate, Edinburgh University Press, Freight Books, Sandstone Press, Saraband and Witherby, as well as the publishing divisions of the National Galleries of Scotland, RCAHMS, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the National Museums of Scotland.

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  • Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm

    At Harbottle & Lewis we enjoy a culture of long-standing client relationships, built on trust and anchored in the quality of our service.

    Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For over 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

    We are best known for our stand-out expertise in the Technology, Media and Entertainment sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of our firm. But our capabilities spread far wider than that. Whether we are talking about wealth, relationships or information, our private capital expertise enables us to support our clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.

    Our advice is industry specific, commercial and strategic. Whilst we consistently provide advice that is of the highest quality, we take pride in our ability to make even the most complex of matters appear simple.

    Our lawyers operate at the top of their disciplines, and we only hire people who share our clients’ entrepreneurial values. Our strong industry connections add value other law firms cannot match.

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  • Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

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