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Awards partners

  • The Booksellers Association is a membership organisation for all booksellers in the UK and Ireland, representing over 95% of bookshops. The Booksellers Association exists to support, advise and work with its members to create excellent products for booksellers.

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  • Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops. This collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors is the biggest ever promotion of bookshops.

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  • The IPG helps independent publishers to do better business and become part of a real community — somewhere they can find advice, benefits and information. It gives independent companies the support they need to get the most out of publishing and keep their businesses growing.

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  • For over 50 years the Publishers' Publicity Circle has enabled all book publicists from publishing houses and freelance PR agencies to gather and share information on a regular basis.

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  • The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across consumer, education and academic publishing. Our members publish academic journals, textbooks for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources.

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  • FMcM Associates is an award-winning arts communications consultancy with an impressive client list and a big reputation. Founded in 1998 by Fiona McMorrough, it represents some of the most inspiring organisations and individuals in the arts today.

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  • The Big Shot specialises in creating, producing, marketing and distributing branded content across all media platforms.

    Working closely with their sister agency ‘Social circle’ they help brands to deliver effective marketing strategies within their audiences digital landscape.

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  • Our Vision

    'To become the lead body for the publishing sector in Scotland by helping to create an environment that allows publishers, writers, and content producers to innovate; and to play a part in fostering excellence in the production and delivery of creative content in the 21st century.'

    Publishing Scotland is the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland.

    We represent a wide range of publishers and suppliers - both print and digital. Publishers include HarperCollins, Canongate, Edinburgh University Press, Freight Books, Sandstone Press, Saraband and Witherby, as well as the publishing divisions of the National Galleries of Scotland, RCAHMS, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and the National Museums of Scotland.

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  • Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm

    At Harbottle & Lewis we enjoy a culture of long-standing client relationships, built on trust and anchored in the quality of our service.

    Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to private individuals and their family offices. For over 60 years, we have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

    We are best known for our stand-out expertise in the Technology, Media and Entertainment sectors. This sector knowledge is very much in the DNA of our firm. But our capabilities spread far wider than that. Whether we are talking about wealth, relationships or information, our private capital expertise enables us to support our clients, as well as to help them successfully develop, grow and protect their assets.

    Our advice is industry specific, commercial and strategic. Whilst we consistently provide advice that is of the highest quality, we take pride in our ability to make even the most complex of matters appear simple.

    Our lawyers operate at the top of their disciplines, and we only hire people who share our clients’ entrepreneurial values. Our strong industry connections add value other law firms cannot match.

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  • PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB IN SOHO

    This is The Groucho Club. Welcome to the world-renowned arts & media private members club, based in Soho, London. Created in the 1980’s by a group of mostly women publishers as an antidote to the stuffy gentlemen’s clubs, The Groucho Club remains a bastion and refuge for arts, literature and media folk in the bohemian heart of London’s West End. Here you can get information on our celebrated restaurants and bars, famous event and party room hire, [infamous] bedrooms, exclusive member services and many other fine things to discover.

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  • Hay Festival brings readers and writers together to share stories and ideas in sustainable events around the world. The festivals inspire, examine and entertain, inviting participants to imagine the world as it is and as it might be.

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Awards Sponsors

  • Bertram Books is a specialist in trade wholesale supply, working with booksellers of all kinds throughout the world to ensure their customers receive their books as required.

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  • Gardners has been involved as an integral link in the book supply chain for over 30 years as one of Europe’s leading wholesalers of books and entertainment products.

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  • Nielsen studies consumers in 47 European markets, and across more than 100 countries  around the world, to give the most complete view of buying trends and media habits.

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  •  With a heritage stretching back nearly 200 years, HarperCollins is one of the world’s foremost book publishers, with a catalogue ranging from cutting-edge contemporary fiction to award-winning apps and everything in between.

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  • Macmillan Publishers is an international publishing company owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. It has offices in 41 countries worldwide and operates in more than 30 others.

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  • Bonnier Publishing is a division of Bonnier AB.

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  • Clays specialise in the manufacture of monochrome books, reacting quickly to their customers’ fast moving needs, offering digital services, book manufacture, pre-retail and stream-lining the supply chain via inventory management and distribution.

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  • Audible, an Amazon company, has the world’s largest selection of audiobooks, original ad-free audio shows.

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  • A Global Event in The Creative Capital of the World

    Dates: 10-12 April 2018

    The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Next year, the Fair will take place in April at Olympia, West London, covering all aspects of the publishing industry.

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  • The Firsty Group was established in 2010, but it began life back in 2003 as a dedicated web development agency creating websites for a broad mix of consumer facing businesses. In 2010 it chose to focus almost exclusively on delivering digital services to publishers and so Firsty was born.

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  • Founded in 2009, Amazon Publishing is a leading publisher of trade fiction and nonfiction print, Kindle eBooks, and audiobooks. With offices in Seattle, New York, Grand Haven, London, Luxembourg, Paris, Madrid, Milan, and Munich, our critically-acclaimed and best-selling authors come from around the world.

     

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  • The leading global illustrated non-fiction book publishers
    The Quarto Group makes and sells great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.

    We create and own proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest. We sell books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

    We employ over 400 talented people across the US, UK and Hong Kong. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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  • Once a year, the Frankfurter Buchmesse becomes the Global City of Ideas: the most important international trading place for content, from novels and children’s books to academic databases. Publishing professionals from around the world meet here with partners from the technology sector and from related creative industries, such as film and games; it is here that new cooperation agreements and business models find their first inspiration. At the same time, the Book Fair is also a huge cultural event which, for five days every year, turns Frankfurt on the Main into the centre of the international media world.

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  • “At Royal Oak, the majestic 18th century home of Walsh Whiskey Distillery, centuries of history have aligned to rhyme with the hope of a new era. An era born of the creation of our premium handcrafted Irish whiskeys, The Irishman and Writers Tears, through the nature and nurture of our community.

    Royal Oak reflects our passion for the attention to detail we believe makes a difference and our family’s dream to create a legacy of whiskey excellence. In following our dream we enjoy life to the full in a countryside laden with inspirational people, heritage, culture and natural beauty."

    Bernard & Rosemary Walsh

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