Canongate is Shortlisted in Three Categories for the 2014 Bookseller Industry Awards
Canongate are delighted to have been shortlisted in three categories for the 2014 Bookseller Industry Awards, with listings in the Independent Publisher of the Year, Marketing Strategy of the Year, and Rights Professional of the Year for Andrea Joyce.
Selected by a judging panel comprised of senior members of The Bookseller's editorial team alongside industry figures with a wealth of relevant experience, the 22 awards across various categories recognize excellence in the publishing and bookselling industry. 127 candidates were shortlisted across categories that reflect success at an individual, team, and organizational level.
Awarded to the independent publisher demonstrating a high quality of publishing, innovation and success in the marketplace, the Independent Publisher of the Year award looks for all-round excellence in publishing, celebrating commercial success, awards and prizes, innovative campaigns across all formats, and lively, creative and engaging publishing. Sponsored by The Great British Bookshop, the award was presented in 2013 to Alma Books. The full shortlist also includes Constable & Robinson, Granta Publications, Hesperus Press, Nosy Crow, Summersdale, Top That! Publishing, and Unbound.
Marketing Strategy of the Year is awarded to any industry organisation that can demonstrate marketing expertise in expanding book buying or book reading. From a campaign for a single title to one supporting an event or initiative, the judges are looking for a well-planned and executed marketing campaign with clear objectives and tangible results. Last year's award was presented to Penguin for Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, and this year's shortlist includes entries from The Booksellers Association, National Book Tokens, Penguin Random House, Faber & Faber, Orion Publishing Group, Egmont, and Macmillan Children's Books.
The Rights Professional of the Year is an individual or team who has a comprehensive understanding of international markets and excellence in achieving sales in the licensing of rights, co-editions, and serials, demonstrating skillful and profitable trading to maximize the potential of both author and publisher across all territories and formats. Canongate's Andrea Joyce is joined on this year's shortlist by Kate Hibbert (Little, Brown), Zosia Knopp (Penguin), Rachel Mills (Peters, Fraser & Dunlop), Andrew Sharp (Hachette Children's), and Mary Thompson (HarperCollins). Last year's award went to Jason Bartholomew at Hodder & Stoughton.
The awards will take place at a gala ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton, London, on 12th May.