Hot on the heels of our IPG Digital Marketing and Blue Peter award wins last week, we’re really delighted to be shortlisted for two prestigious (seriously, we’d love one of these one day) Bookseller Industry Awards.
We’re shortlisted in the Children’s Publisher Category with heavy-hitters Egmont (just think about the Minecraft millions…), HarperCollins (think of the Walliams phenomenon), Hachette Children’s Books, Simon and Schuster, Usborne, DK and Chicken House (owned by Scholastic). We are much the smallest of these, at least if you look at parent companies, and it’s great to be on the shortlist again. As an independent publisher, I am particularly pleased to see Usborne on the list. As a children’s specialist publisher, I am pleased to see that four of the eight shortlisted companies just publish for children.
We are also shortlisted in the Independent Publisher Category with Biteback Publishing, Carcanet Press, Head of Zeus, Pavilion Books, Profile Books, Pushkin Press, Summersdale, Verso, and I am surprised and interested to see that we are the only children’s publisher on that list.
The shortlists for the other categories are here.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted companies, particularly the retailers and the libraries.