FutureBook Awards 2017
1 December 2017
The FutureBook awards, run by The Bookseller, celebrate
the best, most exciting and innovative people, projects and
companies in publishing. The 2017 Awards were announced at the
FutureBook Conference in London on Friday 1 December 2017.
Rebecca Herrmann, founder and Co-CEO, of Bolinda, was named
FutureBook Leader of the Year. The Bookseller reported that
Herrmann won for "her global impact and innovative approach to
audio". She was chosen from a shortlist of non-traditional
publishers, praised for "embracing new technologies with a startup
mentality to drive impressive growth".
Particular congratulations go to Edinburgh-based 404 Ink whose
campaign behind Nasty Women was Highly commended for the
FutureBook Campaign of the Year Award (for its use of social media
to diagnose and capitalise on public sentiment and "proving you
don't need a big budget to have an impact").
Other FutureBook Awards went to:
- Ken Follet's A Column of Fire global serialisation
(partnership between Pan Macmillan and The Pigeonhole) -
FutureBook Campaign of the Year
- Nikesh Shukla and Julia Kingsford - Disrupters of the Year for
The Good Journal and The Good Literary Agency.
- Gustavo Lembert of TAG Literary Experiences - Highly commended
in the Disrupter of the Year category
- Penguin Random House UK - Platform of the Year award
- Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert by Patricia
Cornwell (Amazon Publishing Kindle in Motion) - FutureBook
Book of the Year (Adult category)
- My Golden Ticket (Wonderbly) - FutureBook Book of the
Year (Children's category)
- Jeffrey Williams for Enroly - The Edtech award
- unrd - BookTech Award
- Daniel Weatheritt won front cover design competition to mark
the 190th anniversary of the Printing Charity. His design will
appear on The Bookseller of 15 December 2017.
For more on the FutureBook Awards 2017, see The