Last chance to enter the first FutureBook 40 list of book industry innovators

Last chance to enter the first FutureBook 40 list of book industry innovators

There are two days left to nominate yourself (or a colleague) for FutureBook 40, The Bookseller's new list of top innovators within the UK book industry sponsored by Kortext - so get entering now.

Launched to highlight the people trying to do things differently in the book trade boat - from disruptive entrepreneurs to intrepid insiders - the FutureBook 40 is open to publishers, authors, agents, booksellers, designers, illustrators, librarians, service providers and, of course, uncategorisable hybrids. Whether you've just launched a new digital platform or you're reshaping recruitment within a big-name publisher, you can nominate yourself for a place on the list by filling in this quick and simple online form. (You can also nominate someone else - just add your name 'c/o' in the Name field).

In the meantime, we're delighted to announce our two brilliant guest judges who will join the Bookseller team in selecting the final list. Bringing a fresh outside perspective will be Alex Wood, Europe editor at global media company Forbes. Alex is an award-winning editor and broadcaster. Previously he founded The Memo, an online publication about technology and innovation, which was acquired by Forbes Media in February 2018. A leading voice on technology and regular contributor to BBC News, Sky, CNN and CNBC, Alex also provides regular analysis and commentary for the Guardian and CNN websites.

And from within the industry comes Yaz El Hakim, director of education and community at Kortext, the UK's leading digital textbook platform. Yaz has worked in higher education for over 15 years, holding leadership roles in nationally funded research projects such as TESTA. He advocates that personalised learning and associated analytics will transform learning experiences, and has been key to the rapid growth of Kortext, the UK's leading digital textbook platform, which supplies etextbooks to universities across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Nominations close this Friday, so don't miss out on this chance to raise your profile and spread your mission. Head over to our original announcement for more about who and what we're looking for - and enter now.

Look out for the announcement of the list on Friday 6th April. Good luck!