We’re really proud to discover today that Nosy Crow has been shortlisted for all three of the Independent Publishers Guild awards for which we entered:
Independent Publishers Guild Children’s Publisher of the Year, for which Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Walker Books and Usborne (yes, all much bigger, and yes, all much more established than Nosy Crow, hey ho) are also shortlisted.
Nielsen Digital Marketing Award, for which How2Become and Edward Elgar are also shortlisted, and which we won last year.
Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award, for which Bloomsbury’s Academic and Professional Division and Edward Elgar are also shortlisted.
We are one one of three publishers leading the field with three shortlistings – the others are Bloomsbury and Edward Elgar.
Actually, we sort of have a fourth shortlisting: we’re hugely proud that Tom Bonnick, our Business Development Manager, has been shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild Young Independent Publisher of the Year for the second year running. His competition is Sam Hutchinson of B Small Publishing and Hajera Memon of Shade 7 Publishing.
We have had an extraordinary run of luck at the IPG awards in our short history.
In 2014, we won the Independent Publishers Guild Digital Marketing Award and the Independent Publishers Guild International Achievement Award.
In 2013, we won the Independent Publishers Guild Children’s Publisher of the Year Award and the Independent Publishers Guild International Achievement Award.
In 2012, we won the Independent Publishers Guild Children’s Publisher of the Year Award, the Independent Publishers Guild Innovation Award, and the 2012 Independent Publishers Guild Newcomer’s Award.
It’s such a boost to all of us in the Crow’s Nest to have all our efforts acknowledged in the context of the independent publishing community. Whatever happens on the night, though, we have to thank our supportive customers around the world, whether they’re publishers, bookshops, wholesalers, librarians, or mums, dads and other grown-ups who buy our books for children. And, of course, we have to thank our brilliant and hard-working authors and illustrators, without whom we don’t have books to sell.
The full list of IPG award shortlistings is here.