The 2020 IPG Independent Publishing Award shortlists have been announced – and we are absolutely delighted that Nosy Crow has been shortlisted in three categories!
We’ve been shortlisted for the Blackwell’s Children’s Publisher of the Year Award, against Sweet Cherry Publishing, Walker Books, and Wonderbly. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow has won this Award four times in just nine years of publishing, and it had another remarkable year of growth in 2019. The judges were impressed by its energetic marketing, international reach, dedication to new and longstanding children’s writers and illustrators and commitment to issues like diversity and sustainability. ‘It’s a consistently impressive business with a brilliant team of people across sales, rights and editorial.'”
We’ve been shortlisted for the IPG International Achievement Award, against Kogan page and Walker Books. In their commendations, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow is seeking to win this Award for a fourth time. Its tireless team achieved more stellar international rights growth last year, with the US and China among the best performers. Export sales grew too, after it brought management of them in-house for the first time. ‘Nosy Crow’s achievements in rights and coeditions are extraordinary… it’s an international powerhouse and getting even better,’ said the judges.”
We’ve also been shortlisted for the IPG Sustainability Award, against Cambridge University Press and Lonely Planet. In their commendations, the IPG said: “Nosy Crow makes this shortlist for its commitment to reducing environmental impacts including its use of paper, plastics and packaging, office energy consumption and involvement in industry action groups. Judges also liked its wider work on ethical and social responsibility. ‘They’re obviously mindful of carbon emissions in everything they do, and you can see their engagement – their heart is really in it,’ they said.”
And Michela Pea, Nosy Crow’s Rights Manager, has also been shortlisted for The Bookseller Young Independent Publisher of the Year Award. In their commendation, the IPG said: “Michela Pea at Nosy Crow has made a huge impact on her company since joining in May 2016. Initially as rights assistant and now as senior rights manager, she has kept Nosy Crow’s international sales growing fast, excelling in rights and coeditions and in the Chinese market in particular. ‘Considering she’s only a few years into publishing she’s achieved an outstanding amount. She is obviously right at the heart of the business already,’ said the judges.”
You can find out more about all of the award shortlists here. The winners of the awards will be announced at a special online presentation on September 22nd.
Wish us luck!