The annual British Book Awards, with winners to be announced May 13, are widening their recognition of independent publishers and of nonfiction and illustrated work in children’s books.
At the daylong FutureBook Live conference in London, one session tried to envision ides of publishing’s future beyond book-based models.
FutureBook Live in London will try to move attendees ‘out of their comfort zone’ amid the uncertainties of the UK market’s post-Brexit future.
Highlighting people and projects in digital publishing, the FutureBook of the Year Award is sponsored by the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
With nominees in five categories, the Futurebook Awards highlight people, projects, and companies focused on digital publishing and formats.
‘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.