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British Book Awards open for entries

3 February 2020

 The British Book Awards 2020 are open for entry!

Objective, transparent and independently judged, The British Book Awards has championed the best books, publishers and bookshops for 30 years since its launch in 1990.

If you want to hold a coveted golden Nibbie aloft at the 2020 awards, now's the time to enter.

The closing date is 7 February 2020.

The individual categories in Books, Authors & Illustrators are:

  • Book of the Year - Audiobook
  • Book of the Year - Children's: Fiction
  • Book of the Year - Children's: Illustrated & Non-Fiction
  • Book of the Year - Fiction
  • Book of the Year - Fiction: Crime & Thriller
  • Book of the Year - Fiction: Début
  • Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Lifestyle
  • Book of the Year - Non-fiction: Narrative
  • Author of the Year
  • Illustrator of the Year

The individual categories in Bookshops, Publishers and Agents are:

  • Book Retailer of the Year
  • Children's Bookseller of the Year
  • Independent Bookshop of the Year
  • Academic, Educational & Professional Publisher of the Year
  • Children's Publisher of the Year
  • Imprint of the Year
  • Independent Publisher of the Year
  • Marketing Strategy of the Year
  • Publicity Campaign of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Small Press of the Year
  • Editor of the Year
  • Literary Agent of the Year
  • Rights Professional of the Year


For full details and to enter (by 7 February 2020), see the BBA 2020 website. The winners will be announced on 18 May 2020.