The Bookseller calls for the Rising Stars Class of 2018

The Bookseller calls for the Rising Stars Class of 2018

The Bookseller today is announcing its call for entries for its 2018 Rising Stars list, the annual celebration of the industry’s up-and-comers. The initative, backed by the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), will be published on 22nd June.

Rising Stars, launched in 2011, salutes around 40 book professionals for innovative work, many of whom have been tabbed as future leaders of the trade. Past honourees include Waterstones head of publicity Sandra Taylor, The Bent Agency’s Molly Ker Hawn, Transworld publishing director for commercial fiction Frankie Gray, and Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove.

The "Shooting Star", a nominee the judges believe deserves slightly greater recognition, will be invited to the Frankfurt Book Fair to appear at events.

Tom Tivnan, The Bookseller’s features and insight editor and founder of Rising Stars, said: "We’ve been flattered by the many Rising Stars-esque imitators that have popped up in recent years, showing that the industry is in rude health and is blessed with oodles of talent. We look forward to the always difficult task of winnowing the many deserving entries down."

To nominate a colleague, or yourself, send a testimonial outlining their/your accomplishments to

Entries must be received by 18th May.