Posted by Tom on Feb 28, 2014
Nosy Crow has won two 2014 IPG Independent Publishing Awards – the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award and the London Book Fair International Achievement Award. There were further shortlistings in the categories of IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year, Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award, and IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year. You can read the full list of winners here, The Bookseller’s report here, Bookbrunch’s piece (behind a paywall) here, and read our blogpost about the awards here.
Posted by Tom on Feb 27, 2014
The Independent have named Weasels, by Elys Dolan, their Picture Book of the Month for February. Rebecca Davies writes: “Dolan’s hysterical picture book follows the weasels at work on the day they plan to seize global power – but unexpected obstacles keep thwarting their efforts, from faulty machinery to over-zealous health and safety inspectors […] Every page is a treasure trove of hilarity and it will take several reads to pick up on all the clever little details which Dolan has scattered about the place. It’s also fun to follow the progress of individual weasels as the story unfolds – keep an eye out for the one with the huge drill, who happens to be my personal favourite.” You can read the full review here.
Posted by Tom on Feb 20, 2014
Kate Wilson, Managing Director of Nosy Crow, is one of the guests on this week’s episode of The Bottom Line on Radio4. Alongside Lord Browne of Madingley, former Chief Executive of BP, and Robert Polet, former CEO of Gucci Group, Kate spoke about life after being a CEO. You can listen to the episode on catch-up here.
Posted by Tom on Feb 20, 2014
Jack and the Beanstalk has received a special mention for the 2014 BolognaRagazzi Digital Award in the fiction category. The judges said, “High in child control, good interactive design elements and innovative use of the technological features offered by the devices. Take a chance to help Jack and his funky mum, to mend the broken mirror of yourself.” You can read more abut the award here.
Posted by Tom on Feb 16, 2014
Our Jack and the Beanstalk app has been given a 5-star review in The Sunday Times. Matt Bingham writes: “Nosy Crow’s latest fairy-tale remake is a new high in the British publisher’s blending of storytelling and gameplay […] The graphics have the look of a quality children’s book but are smoothly animated and several audacious touches really show the potential of phones and tablets as vehicles for interactive books”. You can read the full review here (paywall).
Posted by Tom on Feb 07, 2014
Nosy Crow has been shortlisted in four categories of the Independent Publishers Guild Awards, and individual staff members have received a further two short listings for the Young Independent Publisher of the Year category. The four categories for Nosy Crow are the IPG Children’s Publisher of the Year Award, the London Book Fair International Achievement Award, the Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award, and the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award. Tom Bonnick, digital project and marketing manager, and Ola Gotkowska, rights executive, have been shortlisted as IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year. The winners will be announced at the IPG’s Annual Conference on Thursday 27 February, and you can read the full shortlists here.
Posted by Tom on Feb 04, 2014
Posted by Tom on Jan 31, 2014
The Guardian have profiled Nosy Crow’s apps in a feature exploring on-screen reading, telling stories, and ramification, to coincide with the launch of the new Jack and the Beanstalk app. You can read the piece here.
Posted by Tom on Jan 24, 2014
Tiger Thief, by Michaela Clarke, has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, set up to reward the most promising new writers and their editors, as well as to reward excellence in writing and in publishing. The Award is made annually to the most promising book for seven year-olds and upwards by a first time novelist. The winner will be announced on May 1, 2014, and you can read the full longlist here.