We are pleased to announce that Exclusive Books Hyde Park has been shortlisted for the London Book Fair International Excellence Award in the category of The Bookstore of the Year. We are honoured to be nominated alongside the likes of France’s Shakespeare and Company and New Zealand’s Time Out Bookstore. For more information see the press release below.
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LBF International Excellence Awards 2017: SHORTLIST REVEALED
France, China, USA, South Africa and Canada lead the way
LONDON, 08 February 2017: The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2017 has been announced, with France leading the way with four nominations and China, USA, South Africa and Canada not far behind with three each.
The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA) and sponsored by Hytex, celebrate excellence in sixteen categories, including international publishing, academic and scholarly publishing, children’s publishing, literary translation and digital innovation. In each award category, the judging panel was comprised of experts in that sector.
The Literary Agent Award promises to be a close battle between Nermin Mollaoglu (Kalem Agency – Turkey), Pierre Astier (Astier-Pecher Literary Agency – France), and Anna Soler-Pont (Pontas Literary and Film Agency – Spain). The Bookstore of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners Books Ltd, sees nominees from three continents – Shakespeare and Company (France), Time Out Bookstore (New Zealand) and Exclusive Books (South Africa) – looking to take the crown from last year’s winner Readings (Australia).
Book Aid International (Africa), Open Book Festival (South Africa) and Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry (Poland) have been shortlisted for a second consecutive year in their respective categories. France (4), China (3), USA (3), South Africa (3), Canada (3) and India (2) all received multiple entries. Lithuania is represented for the first time in the award’s four-year history, in the Educational Learning Resources category.
Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said: “I am delighted that the 2017 International Excellence Awards shortlist is truly global, with all five continents represented. The strength and breadth of the entrants on this list is impressive, and is a testament to the passion, commitment and creativity of all those involved in publishing, selling and bringing books to a wider audience. What better place than the globally focussed, multicultural and creative hub of London to bring all these talented individuals and inspiring organisations together? I’m very much looking forward to welcoming the shortlisted nominees to London in March, to celebrate their success.”
Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive, the Publishers Association, said: “These awards uniquely celebrate the global publishing industry here in London. We are especially delighted to see the introduction of the Inclusivity in Publishing award for publishers who are excelling in their efforts to improve inclusivity in the publishing supply chain. This award, together with the other UK awards which recognise young and upcoming talent in our industry and efforts from the industry to improve the supply chain for accessible publishing, showcases a real cross-section of excellence in publishing.”
The Bookstore of the Year Award sponsored by Gardners Books Ltd
- Exclusive Books (South Africa)
- Shakespeare and Company (France)
- Time Out Bookstore (New Zealand)
THE LONDON BOOK FAIR (LBF)
The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. LBF 2017, the 46th Fair, will take place from 14 – 16 March 2017, Olympia London. LBF’s London Book and Screen Week will run for the third year, with the book fair as the pivotal three-day event within a seven-day programme. London Book and Screen Week will begin on Monday 13 March. For further information, please visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk
THE UK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION (The PA)
The Publishers Association represents the interests of UK publishers across trade, education and academic publishers. Our members publish academic journals, text books for higher, secondary and primary education, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and learning resources. As a whole the industry contributes over £4.4bn to the UK economy with digital revenues contributing 32% and export sales accounting for 43%.
Click here for more information on the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards.