The IPG Independent Publishing Award shortlists have been announced, and we are absolutely delighted to discover that Nosy Crow have been shortlisted for four awards!
We’ve been shortlisted for the Children’s Publisher of the Year Award (which we have won previously in 2012, 2013 and 2016), against Bloomsbury and Walker. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow, a three-time winner of this Award in its first six years, had another remarkable year of growth. Judges noted its innovation in digital, high production values, proactive publishing partnerships and lively marketing and publicity. It excelled on the international stage too, and managed its growing backlist brilliantly. “There’s so much energy at Nosy Crow, and the backlist sales are exceptional for a relatively new company,” judges said.”
We’ve been shortlisted for the International Achievement Award, against Kogan Page, Oneworld and Pavilion. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow is shortlisted here for the fifth time in six years. It had another outstanding year of international business in 2016, doubling sales in the US and Asia and making more than half its turnover outside the UK. It added several hundred coedition and rights deals, and launched a rights newsletter for global publishers. “The sense of energy at Nosy Crow is incredible—it goes at international sales hammer and tongs,” judges noted.”
We’ve been shortlisted for the Digital Marketing Award, against How2Become and Jessica Kingsley. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow, winner of this Award in 2014 and 2015, is nominated after again pushing the boundaries of digital marketing. It relaunched its newsletters, added to its Stories Aloud digital audio content and blogged daily, further increasing traffic to its lively website and social media platforms. “Nosy Crow really knows what it wants to achieve from its marketing and has brilliant author engagement. It does what it does so well,” judges said.”
And Ola Gotkowska, Nosy Crow’s Rights Manager, has been shortlisted for the Young Independent Publisher of the Year Award. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Ola Gotkowska of Nosy Crow has been instrumental in the phenomenal international performance of the fast growing children’s publisher. As rights manager she steered several hundred coedition and rights deals in 2016, constantly turning up new markets and giving Nosy Crow a high profile in eastern Europe in particular. “Rights is such an important part of publishing, and Ola builds on her impressive successes every year,” judges said.”
You can find out more about all of the award shortlists here – the winners of the awards will be announced at the gala dinner of the IPG Annual Spring Conference, on February 9th.
Wish us luck!