LBF Awards herald excellence

LBF Awards herald excellence

Croatian publisher Fraktura took home The Bookseller International Adult Trade Publisher Award, while SAGE bagged Best International Academic and Professional Publisher last night (14th April) at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards, run in association with the Publishers Association.

Sweden’s Mojang, the creator of Minecraft, won the award for Best Use of IP Across Multiple Media Platforms, while Belgium’s Clavis Publishing bagged Best International Trade Children’s and Young Adult Publisher.

The UK won two awards: Daniel Hahn of the British Centre for Literary Translation won the Mexico Market Focus Outstanding Contribution Award; and Cambridge University Press claimed the Accessible Books Consortium Award for Accessible Publishing. 

Other winners included: German agent Nicole Witt from Literarische Agentur Mertin Inh, who won the International Literary Agent award; the US Library for All, which won The International Education Initiatives Prize; Belgium’s Uigeverij Van In, won The International Educational Learning Resources Award; the Nigerian Publishers Association, which won The Publishers Association Copyright Protection Award; Sharjah International Book Fair, which won the Market Focus Achievement Award; and the Netherlands’ BooXtream, which won The Publishers Weekly International Book Industry Technology Supplier prize. China Publishing Group won the Simon Master Chairman’s Award.       

LBF director Jacks Thomas said: “In the past few years, we have seen the rise and rise of international publishing and it is brilliant to see this celebrated. Each one of our winners brings something special to the industry: we are proud to give them the recognition they deserve.”