Taylor, Knight and Waldram among PPC award nominations

Taylor, Knight and Waldram among PPC award nominations

Nominations for this year’s Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) awards include Sandra Taylor for The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (Picador), Emma Knight for There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You by Lynda Bellingham (Hodder & Stoughton), and Ruth Waldram for the award-winning H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald (Jonathan Cape).

There are nine categories for the annual awards, which recognise the best publicity campaigns of the year.

The PPC Award for Hardback Non-fiction, sponsored by Neilsen, includes nominations for Allen Lane’s Mari Yamazaki and Thi Dinh for Flash Boys by Michael Lewis; Riot Communications’ Preena Gadher and Lija Kresowaty and Harvill Secker’s Bethan Jones for Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Harvill Secker); The Bodley Head’s Maria Garbutt-Lucero for The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (The Bodley Head); Harvard University Press’ Rebekah White for Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty (Harvard University Press); and Tory Lyne-Pirkis at Midas for Mandela My Prisoner My Friend by Christo Brand (John Blake), as well as Waldram for H is for Hawk.

Competing against Taylor, (who has now left Pan Macmillan and is head of PR and events at Waterstones), in the Hardback Fiction Award category are Alison Barrow at Transworld for Wake by Anna Hope; Jenny Fry, Lija Kresowaty and Julia Murday at Viking for Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey; Bethan Jones at Harvill Secker for Haruki Murakami's Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage; Ros Ellis at Bloomsbury for Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock; and Hannah Ross at Profile Books for the Man Booker Prize shortlisted We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler (Serpent’s Tail).

As well as Knight, the London Book Fair Award for Hardback Celebrity category includes Tamsin Kitson and Stephanie Melrose at Little, Brown for KP: The Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen; Hannah Corbett at Simon & Schuster for Anger is an Energy by John Lydon; Poppy North and Yamazaki, again, from Viking, for Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles by Clare Balding; Katya Shipster at Michael Joseph for More Fool Me by Stephen Fry and Natalie Higgins and Jess Gulliver at Century for Revolution by Russell Brand.
 
 
The full list of nominees are:
 
The PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction sponsored by Nielsen

Flash Boys by Michael Lewis - Mari Yamazaki and Thi Dinh, Allen Lane, Penguin Random House
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald - Ruth Waldram, Jonathan Cape, Vintage
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari - Preena Gadher with support from Lija Kresowaty, RIOT Communications and Bethan Jones, Harvill Secker, Vintage
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell - Maria Garbutt-Lucero, The Bodley Head, Vintage
Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Piketty - Rebekah White, Harvard University Press
Mandela My Prisoner My Friend by Christo Brand - Tory Lyne-Pirkis Midas for John Blake
 
The Hardback Fiction Award

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton - Sandra Taylor, Picador
Wake by Anna Hope - Alison Barrow, Transworld
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey - Jenny Fry. Lija Kresowaty and Julia Murday, Viking, Penguin Random House
Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami - Bethan Jones, Harvill Secker, Vintage
Miss Carter's War by Sheila Hancock - Ros Ellis, Bloomsbury
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler - Hannah Ross, Profile Books
 
The London Book Fair Award for Hardback Celebrity

There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You by Lynda Bellingham - Emma Knight, Hodder & Stoughton
KP: The Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen - Tamsin Kitson and Stephanie Melrose, Little, Brown Book Group
Anger is an Energy by John Lydon - Hannah Corbett, Simon & Schuster
Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles by Clare Balding - Poppy North and Mari Yamazaki, Viking, Penguin Random House
More Fool Me by Stephen Fry - Katya Shipster, Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House
Revolution by Russell Brand - Natalie Higgins and Jess Gulliver, Century, Penguin Random House
 
The Cookery Book Award, sponsored by Foyles

River Cottage Light & Easy by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - Ellen Williams, Bloomsbury
Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect by Mary Berry - Sophia Rubie, DK
Made in India by Meera Sodha - Poppy North, Fig Tree, Penguin Random House
A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry - Caroline Brown, Octopus Publishing Group
Duck & Waffle: Recipes and Stories by Dan Doherty - Caroline Brown, Octopus Publishing Group
Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour - Caroline Brown, Octopus Publishing Group
 
Paperback Original Campaign: Fiction or Non-Fiction, sponsored by The Bookseller

The Pointless Book by Alfie Deyes - Becky Short, Blink Publishing
Hand to Mouth - The Truth About Being Poor In A Wealthy World by Linda Tirado - Zoë Hood, Virago
The Wrong Knickers by Bryony Gordon - Georgina Moore, Headline
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - Emily Burns, Little, Brown Book Group
Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth - Jaz Lacey Campbell, Canongate
The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth - Ceri Maxwell, Jonathan Cape, Vintage
 
Waterstones Award for Second Edition Paperback: Fiction or Non-Fiction

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Rebecca Gray, Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - Annabel Robinson and Kate Cooper, Michael Joseph, Penguin Random House
The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt - Katie Brown, Riot Communications for Pushkin Children's Books
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes - Polly Osborn, Transworld
The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh - Georgina Moore, Headline
 
The Children's Book Award sponsored by the Daily Mail

Hate by Alan Gibbons - Hermione Lawton, Indigo
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell - Catherine Alport, Macmillan Children's Books
Young Bond: Shoot To Kill by Steve Cole - Hannah McMillan at Four Colman Getty and Harriet Venn, Penguin Random House
Half Bad by Sally Green - Annabel Robinson at FMcM and Tania Vian Smith at Puffin, Puffin Books, Penguin Random House
The Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler - Rachel Phillips and Penelope Beech, Alison Green Books
The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter - Lauren Hyett, Random House Children's
 
The Net Galley Award for a Generic Campaign

Michael O'Mara's Colouring for Grown Ups - Ana McLaughlin and Jessica Barratt, Michael O'Mara Books
The Gollancz Festival 2014 - Sophie Calder, Orion
Launch of Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road - Four Colman Getty
CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - Alice Ingall and Liz Hyder, RIOT Communications
Foundation and launch of the Folio Prize - Fiona McMorrough and team
Penguin Classics re-launch of Georges Simenon - Maigret Novels - Kate Watson, Penguin Random House
 
Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by the Bookseller Association

WTF Knits by Gabrielle Grillo and Lucy Sweet Newcomer - Tess Henderson, Transworld
Live at the Brixton Academy by Simon Parkes with JS Rafaeli - Drew Jerrison, Profile Books
Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth - Sophie Christopher, Bloomsbury
The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones - Emma Bal, Penguin Random House
The Girls' Bicycle Handbook by Caz Nicklin - Jessie Sullivan, Quercus
Hold Your Own by Kate Tempest - Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs, Pan Macmillian