This post is rather late, and also a bit blowing-your-own-horn embarrassing to write, but we were all very pleased last Friday to see Kate on The Bookseller 100, The Bookseller’s list of the most influential people in the trade. It felt like a significant moment for Nosy Crow, too – this is the first time Kate has been on this particular list since being fired from her big, important job in corporate adult publishing, and so it is quite gratifying to see that running Nosy Crow now merits a place.
Here’s what The Bookseller said about Kate:
“Nosy Crow’s imaginative enhanced books for children have been netting it awards and shortlistings all year, including three titles on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlists, a Smarta 100 Award listing for Most Innovative Business, and a win at the Growing Business Awards. Wilson herself was named the Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person at the FutureBook Innovation Awards 2014, where Nosy Crow also won Best Children’s Fiction Digital Book, for Jack and the Beanstalk.”
Overall, it was also encouraging to see how big a part children’s publishers, digital innovators, and independent organisations played: as well as Kate, there were welcome acknowledgements on the list for people like Sam Aspinall, CEO of app developer Touch Press, Dan Kieran, founder of Unbound, Peter Usborne, founder of Usborne Publishing, and Bridget Shine, CEO of the Independent Publishers Guild (of which we are very proud to be a member).
It’s nice to read, every now and again, that even though (or perhaps because) we are small, we are still significant.
You can read the full Bookseller 100 list here, and read The Bookseller’s analysis of this year’s list here.