With close to 30 speakers announced so far, the FutureBook Live conference in London on November 30 will have three strands again and will name award recipients in five categories.
‘In five years’ time, I want to feel like I’m publishing the widest possible range of book,’ says this year’s ‘Shooting Star’ among The Bookseller’s UK Rising Stars. And she’d like to see the industry embrace diversity faster.
The text of acclaimed Illustrator of the Year Axel Scheffler’s comments at the British Book Awards this week makes Brexit more personal for many, as an intensely valued and celebrated publishing artist tells London: ‘It hurts and makes me angry every day.’
The ‘Nibbies,’ as they’re known, combined their usual glamour with political commentary about Brexit as the industry’s best-performing people and books were honored at the British Book Awards.
‘Knowing the current trends for all the different countries’ is among challenges tackled by the foreign rights experts who are shortlisted for tonight’s British Book Awards. Their Nibbie is called the Rights Professional of the Year.
The British Book Awards shortlist for the 2018 Books of the Year include top-selling titles and reader favorites across seven categories. Sales, literary merit, and publishing strategy will determine the final winners.
With one bookstore reporting a 36-percent increase in business in 2017, almost 40 retailers are put into contention for the Independent Bookstore of the Year prize at the British Book Awards, the Nibbies.
With roughly 25 awards on the list, the British Book Awards—the ‘Nibbies’—are selected by a sizable jury of industry players. The deadline for entries is February 9.
British Book Award organizers have added an Author of the Year and Illustrator of the Year honor to the list of ‘Nibbies,’ as well as a new audiobook category to the Books of the Year division.
The combination of the UK’s leading book industry awards with the ‘Nibbies’ produces The Bookseller’s broad picture of a robust and busy books community.