The Bookseller Industry Awards promises to be a glamorous and exciting event this evening! As sponsors of this year’s Awards, we are looking forward to attending and mingling with all the talented, passionate publishing professionals who will be there to support and celebrate this thriving industry. We hear so much about the changes and growth in the industry and this ceremony is a way of recognising and rewarding that.
Mariella Frostrup, journalist and broadcaster, is to host the awards this year in which 127 shortlisted candidates will battle it out to win across 20 hotly contested categories. All are worthy winners; however the front runner shortlisted for 16 awards in total is Trade giant Hachette, facing fierce competition from rival Penguin Random House shortlisted for 14 awards. There will also be two non-shortlisted prizes awarded tonight—the BA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Book Trade and the new Bookseller’s Special Award, the result of which will be eagerly awaited.
From us here at Inspired we wish all shortlisted candidates the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing you this evening!