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27 June 2019

British Book Awards 2019 shortlists

22 March 2019

The British Book Awards organised by The Bookseller celebrate the greatness of the British book trade and the people behind it - the best books, the best writers, the best bookshops, the best publishers - from industry greats to those starting out. The shortlists for the 2019 Awards were announced on 22 March 2019.

Edinburgh-based Canongate Books is nominated for Independent Publisher of the Year and its Publishing Director Francis Bickmore is on the Editor of the Year shortlist.

Historic Environment Scotland and Collins Learning are shortlisted in the Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year category. 

HarperCollins is shortlisted for Publisher of the Year, while its imprint HQ and HarperCollins Children's Books are shortlisted for Imprint of the Year and Children's Publisher of the Year respectively.

There is also a strong showing from Scottish booksellers with:

  • Noor Hemani, Lighthouse Bookshop, and Jonathan Taylor, Golden Hare Books, on the Individual Bookseller of the Year shortlist

  • The Mainstreet Trading Company, shortlisted for the Marketing Strategy of the Year for its 10th Birthday Campaign

  • Golden Hare Books, in the Independent Bookshop of the Year category

  • Golden Hare Books and The Edinburgh Bookshop shortlisted for Children's Bookseller of the Year 

For the full shortlists, see the British Book Awards website.

The winners will be announced on 13 May 2019 at a ceremony in London.

 

The categories are:

Books, Authors & Illustrators of the Year
Book of the Year - Children's Fiction | Book of the Year - Children's Illustrated and Non-fiction | Book of the Year - Debut | Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Lifestyle | Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Narrative | Book of the Year - Fiction | Book of the Year - Fiction: Crime & Thriller | Book of the Year - Audio | Author of the Year | Illustrator of the Year

Bringing Books to Readers
Independent Bookshop of the Year | Children's Bookseller of the Year | Book Retailer of the Year

Great People
Editor of the Year | Rights Professional of the Year | Literary Agent of the Year | Individual Bookseller of the Year

Publishing Success
Imprint of the Year  | Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year | Children's Publisher of the Year | Independent Publisher of the Year | Publisher of the Year  | Marketing Strategy of the Year | Publicity Campaign of the Year

New for 2019
Small Press of the Year