Perfect 10 for Pearson/Penguin and Hachette on BIA shortlists

The Pearson/Penguin group and Hachette have each notched up 10 nominations for the 2013 instalment of The Bookseller Industry Awards (BIA).

Penguin and sister company Dorling Kindersley will be in direct competition, both vying for the Bonnier-sponsored Publisher of the Year and Children’s Publisher of Year, while Pearson will contest the Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year.

Altogether, it will be the biggest ever BIAs, with 19 prizes given out on the night, plus the Booksellers Association’s Gerry Davies Award for lifetime services to bookselling. The awards will be handed out on a gala ceremony on 13th May at the Hilton, Park Lane, London.

Hachette's Hodder & Stoughton has four, Orion three, Little, Brown two and Headline one. Orion contends for top publisher, and with 93-year-old George Weidenfeld nominated in the Imprint and Editor category, it has the distinction of having the oldest person ever shortlisted for the BIAs.

Random House is up for seven gongs, including Publisher and Digital Strategy of the Year, plus it has two separate entries for Imprint and Editor: Matt Phillips, editorial director of Yellow Jersey Press and Selina Walker, publisher at Century and Arrow. HarperCollins, meanwhile, will defend its 2012 Publisher of the Year crown, and has a further four nominations.

On the retail side, Foyles, Waterstones and Blackwell’s all have three nods, with Foyles trying to retain National Bookseller of the Year. Marion Akehurst of Blackwell’s, Wellcome Trust, meanwhile, attempts to become the fourth consecutive manager from the chain to pick up the Manager of the Year prize.

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The Bookseller Industry Awards 2013: The Full Shortlists:

Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year
sponsored by Bertrams
Bloomsbury Publishing
Collins Learning
Oxford University Press
SAGE Publications

Imprint and Editor of the Year
Venetia Butterfield (Viking)
Alessandro Gallenzi (Alma Books/Alma Classics)
Nicholas Pearson (Fourth Estate)
Matt Phillips (Yellow Jersey Press)
Selina Walker (Arrow Books)
Rowena Webb (Hodder & Stoughton Non-Fiction)
George Weidenfeld (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)

Literary Agent of the Year
Sheila Crowley (Curtis Brown)
Maggie Hanbury (The Hanbury Agency Ltd)
Andrew Lownie (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency)
Ben Mason (Fox Mason Limited)
Sarah Such (Sarah Such Literary Agency)
Gordon Wise (Curtis Brown)

Rights Professional of the Year
sponsored by Frankfurt Book Fair
Jason Bartholomew (Hodder & Stoughton)
Kate Hibbert (Little, Brown)
Ruth Logan (Hot Key Books)
Rachel Mills (Peters Fraser & Dunlop)
Tracy Phillips (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
Mary Thompson (HarperCollins)

Independent Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year
sponsored by Bertrams
Crown House Publishing
Edward Elgar Publishing
John Catt Educational
Jordan Publishing
Royal Academy Publications
Woodhead Publishing

Publicity Campaign of the Year
sponsored by PPC
Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James (Charlotte Bush and Natalie Higgins, Arrow Books)
HHhH by Laurent Binet (Fiona Murphy, Harvill Secker)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (Samantha Eades, Headline)
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen (Emma Knight and Emilie Ferguson, Hodder)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney (Tania Vian-Smith, Puffin)         

Campaign of the Year sponsored by Nielsen
Foyles Bookshop
Is it Just Me? by Miranda Hart (Hodder & Stoughton)
The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling (Little, Brown)
Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Penguin)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel by Jeff Kinney (Puffin)
E L James’ Fifty Shades Trilogy (Random House)
The Titanic Campaign: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary (The History Press)
Where’s Wally? 25th Anniversary (Walker Books)

Independent Publisher of the Year
Alma Books
Carlton Publishing Group
Constable & Robinson
Icon Books
Igloo Books
Osprey Group
Summersdale Publishers

Children’s Publisher of the Year    
Egmont UK
HarperCollins Children’s Books
Igloo Books
Nosy Crow
Penguin Children’s Books
Scholastic Children’s Books
Walker Books

Digital Strategy of the Year
Bloomsbury Publishing
Harlequin UK
Nosy Crow
Orion Publishing Group
The Random House Group

Publisher of the Year
sponsored by Bonnier Publishing
Faber and Faber
The Folio Society
Pan Macmillan
Orion Publishing Group
The Random House Group

Children’s Independent Bookseller of the Year
sponsored by Walker Books
The Barefoot Books Studio
The Bookmark
Children’s Bookshop, Muswell Hill
Octavia’s Bookshop
Tales on Moon Lane

Manager of the Year
Marion Akehurst (Blackwell’s, Wellcome Collection)
Georgina Hanratty (Tales on Moon Lane, London)
Marjory Marshall (The Bookmark, Grantown-on-Spey)
Angela Pickard (Bridge Bookshop, Isle of Man)
Ian Owens (Waterstones, Argyle Street, Glasgow)

Sue Butterworth Young Bookseller of the Year
sponsored by HarperCollins

Socrates Adams (Blackwell’s, Manchester)
Kate Double (Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, Bath)
Iona Dudley (Waterstones Piccadilly, London)
Rebecca Duncan (Books@Hoddesdon, Hoddesdon)
Jonathan O’Brien (Waterstones Oxford Street Plaza, London)
Adam Pollard (The Willoughby Book Club)
Rachael Wing (The Wallingford Bookshop, Wallingford)

Children’s Bookseller 
of the Year
sponsored by Usborne
Eason & Sons
Foyles Bookshop
The Works

Library of 
the Year
Devon Libraries
Dorking Library
Dudley Libraries
Dundee Library 
and Information Service
City of Edinburgh Library Service
Nottingham Library and Information Service
Redbridge Central

Independent Bookseller of the Year
sponsored by Gardners
Atkinson-Pryce Books (Biggar)
Chapter One (Reading)
Dulwich Books (London)
Falmouth Bookseller (Falmouth)
Linghams Bookshop (Wirral)
Octavia’s Bookshop (Gloucester)
O’Mahony’s Booksellers (Limerick)
Winstone’s (Sherborne)

National Bookseller
Foyles Bookshop
Eason & Sons
The Works

The Supply Chain Innovation Award
sponsored by BIC
Macmillan Distribution
Mainline Flatpacks Ltd
SkanTrans-PSL Limited