The Independent Publishers Guild has announced the 13 shortlisted categories and finalists for this year’s Independent Publishing Awards.
THE PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP TRADE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Atlantic Books, Faber & Faber, Oneworld, Sandstone Press
BLACKWELL’S CHILDREN’S PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Walker Books, Wonderbly
PLS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Bloomsbury Publishing, Bristol University Press, Edward Elgar Publishing, Emerald Publishing, Kogan Page
WESTCHESTER EDUCATION SERVICES EDUCATION PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Bloomsbury Publishing, Crown House Publishing, Jolly Learning
IPG SPECIALIST CONSUMER PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
How2Become, Search Press, SPCK, Uni Admissions Books Nick Robinson Newcomer Award Boldwood Books, Muswell Press, September Publishing
IPG INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Kogan Page, Nosy Crow, Walker Books
IPG DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARD
Barefoot Books, Bloomsbury Publishing, How2Become, Kogan Page
IPG MARKETING AWARD
Atlantic Books, Bristol University Press, Quarto, Usborne Publishing
ALISON MORRISON DIVERSITY AWARD
Aurora Metro Books, Barefoot Books, Carcanet Press
IPG SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Cambridge University Press, Lonely Planet, Nosy Crow
THE BOOKSELLER YOUNG INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR
Vicky Barker, b small publishing; Sarah Head, SPCK; Michela Pea, Nosy Crow
GBS SERVICES TO INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS AWARD
Compass Independent Publishing Services, Inpress, Suzanne Collier, Virtusales Publishing Solutions
You can read our judges’ comments about each of the nominated companies and individuals here.
The shortlists feature a total of 47 nominations—the most in the 14 years of the Awards—and showcase the work of 32 different companies and four individuals. They range right across the publishing spectrum and combine some of the UK’s longest established publishing names with some of the newest. Three publishers—Bloomsbury, Kogan Page and Nosy Crow—each have three places on the shortlists, while five more—Atlantic Books, Barefoot Books, Bristol University Press, How2Become and Walker Books—have two.
The IPG would like to thank the sponsors of the 2020 Independent Publishing Awards: Ingram Content Group, supporter of the overall Independent Publisher of the Year Award, Blackwell’s, GBS, Publishers’ Licensing Services, The Bookseller, The Paperback Shop and Westchester Education Services.
We also thank our hard-working judges: Graham Bell, EDItEUR; Nick Clee, BookBrunch; Tim Davies, Westchester Education Services; Lewis Dawson, Bookspeed; Elise Dillsworth, Elise Dillsworth Agency; Vicky Ellis, Clays; Gareth Hardy, Blackwell’s; Carla Herbertson, Zebralution; Ruth Jones, Ingram Content Group; Ross Lewis, Department for International Trade; David Marlin, MetaComet Systems; Paula Owen, consultant; Steve Potter, World of Books; Miles Poynton, consultant; Oliver Rodney, Amazon; Christopher Saynor, EDItEUR; Caroline Summers, The Paperback Shop; and Karina Urquhart, BIC.