There’s a strong showing from Canongate in the trade shortlists for this year’s British Book Awards. As well as three company listings, Rafaela Romaya and Jessica Neale are shortlisted for individual awards.
Edinburgh University Press is shortlisted in the Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year category. Other publishers with a presence in Scotland are also shortlisted in this category.
404 Ink’s Heather McDaid and Laura Jones are on the Marketing Strategy of the Year shortlist for their Inklings Series Launch.
The Scottish highlights are:
- Children’s Bookseller of the Year: The Edinburgh Bookshop
- Marketing Strategy of the Year: Heather McDaid and Laura Jones at 404 Ink for their Inklings Series Launch
- Individual Bookseller of the Year: Olivia Kekewich at The Edinburgh Bookshop
- Designer of the Year: Rafaela Romaya at Canongate
- The British Book Awards for Export: Canongate
- Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year: Edinburgh University Press. Four of the other nominees also have a presence in Scotland: Bloomsbury Professional, Collins, Hodder Education Group and Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Rights Professional of the Year: Jessica Neale at Canongate
- Independent Publisher of the Year: Canongate
- Publisher of the Year: Canongate
For the full shortlists, see The Bookseller British Book Awards shortlists 2022. There’s also a news article by Sian Bayley in The Bookseller 25 March 2022.
The previously announced Small Press Scotland winner – Cranachan Publishing – will also be in contention for overall Small Press winner ( and that winner will then compete to be crowned Independent Publisher of the Year).
The Bookseller’s British Book Awards, aka The Nibbies, represent the best of the book trade, showcasing books, bookshops, agents and publishers. The winners will be announced in London on 23 May 2022 alongside an online ceremony for those who cannot attend in person.