The shortlists for the 2023 British Book Awards (also known as the Nibbles) were announced today – and we’re delighted to see that Nosy Crow has been shortlisted in two categories!
We’re shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year, alongside David Fickling Books, Farshore, Hachette Children’s Group, Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Usborne and Wonderbly. The judges said: “A two-time winner in this category, Nosy Crow continued its relentless growth in 2022 with another record year. It came from right across the age groups and formats, rather than from brand licences or TikTok bestsellers, and well over half of all sales are now derived from beyond the UK. The year also saw Nosy Crow take big steps forward on diversity and sustainability.”
We’re also shortlisted for Independent Publisher of the Year, sponsored by Firsty Group, alongside Canongate, Faber, Hardie Grant Publishing, Harriman House, Joffe Books, Oneworld and The Folio Society. The judges said: “The 2020 winner—and twotime Children’s Publisher of the Year—had yet another stellar 12 months, and can now claim to be the UK’s sixth-biggest indie in TCM terms—not bad after just 12 years in business. It made substantial investments to secure more growth, including launching a US business and a move to new London digs. Sustainability was a key focus.”
You can read the full list of shortlists in every category at the Nibbies website, here.
The winners will be announced at The British Book Awards on Monday 15th May – wish us luck!