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20 August 2019

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 Bookseller website.