The Bookseller Rising Stars
The Bookseller has announced its
call for entries for its 2019 Rising Stars list, the annual
celebration of the industry's up-and-comers. The initative, backed
by the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF), will be published on 22nd
Rising Stars, launched in 2011, salutes around 40 book
professionals for innovative work, many of whom have been tabbed as
future leaders of the trade. Past honourees include Waterstones
head of publicity Sandra Taylor, The Bent Agency's Molly Ker Hawn,
Transworld publishing director for commercial fiction Frankie Gray,
and Dialogue Books publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove.
The "Shooting Star", a nominee the judges believe deserves
slightly greater recognition, will be invited to the Frankfurt Book
Fair to appear at events.
Tom Tivnan, The Bookseller's features and insight
editor and founder of Rising Stars, said: "We've been flattered by
the many Rising Stars-esque imitators that have popped up in recent
years, showing that the industry is in rude health and is blessed
with oodles of talent. We look forward to the always difficult task
of winnowing the many deserving entries down."
To nominate a colleague, or yourself, send a testimonial
outlining their/your accomplishments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries must be received by 24th May 2019.