International Excellence - Awards entry forms


  • The London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award

    Criteria: this award celebrates an individual’s career dedication to breaking down borders in international publishing.

    Who is eligible: Open to any individual, in any area of the publishing business whose work has contributed significantly to international publishing. The individual is likely, therefore to be in the later stages of their careers.

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    The Academic and Professional Publisher Award

    Criteria: companies who have significantly enhanced users’ learning and information acquisition experience, in an evolving marketplace. Judges will be looking for commercial success, excellence in the publishing programme and in digital innovation, editorial, marketing and sales, and other operational areas. The winner will demonstrate consistent high-quality publishing within its chosen field.

    Who is eligible: any company, or division, of a global company, specialist company division, or organisation, who specialises in academic or professional publishing, whose scope of achievement is predominantly outside the UK.

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    The Audiobook Publisher Award

    Criteria: Audiobook publishers who have demonstrated innovation in audiobook publishing, whose publication has created significant impact, resulting in critical acclaim, high sales, and PR coverage, or have demonstrated a new business model or business innovation. Judges will be looking for high quality and excellence in the publishing programme.

    Who is eligible: any audiobook company, or division of a global company, specialist company division, or organisation, who specialises in audiobook publishing, whose scope of achievement is predominantly outside the UK.

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    The Educational Initiatives Award

    Criteria: Organisations, either charity or profit-making, which have produced an innovative and exciting new initiative that increases education provision and effectiveness, and wider access to learning.

    Who is eligible: any company or organisation, either charity or profit-making, operating outside the UK.

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    The Educational Learning Resources Award

    Criteria: companies which have produced innovative, exciting and pedagogically sound, new learning resources, that enhance and broaden the learning and learners’ experience, whether in schools, home, play schemes, or clubs. Judges will be looking for excellence in the content, production and usability of the resources and evidence of how they have been used successfully in a learning context.

    Who is eligible: any company or organisation operating outside the UK, whose scope of achievement is outside the UK, who produces learning resources.

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    The Market Focus Sharjah Adult Trade Publisher Award

    Criteria: Publishers from Sharjah who have demonstrated innovation in a title or series, in any format, whose publication has created significant impact, resulting in critical acclaim, high sales, and PR coverage, or have demonstrated a new business model or business innovation. Judges will be looking for high quality publishing and excellence in the publishing programme.

    Who is eligible: any company or company division, operating in Sharjah.

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    The Market Focus Children’s, Young Adult and Education Publisher Award

    Criteria: Indonesian children’s trade publishers who have demonstrated innovation in a title or series, in any format, whose publication has created significant impact, resulting in critical acclaim, high sales, and pr coverage, or have demonstrated a new business model or business innovation. Judges will be looking for high quality publishing and excellence in the publishing programme.

    Who is eligible: any company or organisation producing children’s or young adult titles, operating in Indonesian.

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    The Literary Translation Initiative Award

    Criteria: organisations that have succeeded in raising the profile of literature in translation, promoting literary translators, and encouraging new translators and translated works.

    Who is eligible: any company or organisation operating outside the UK, whose scope of achievement is outside the UK.

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    The Library of the Year Award

    Criteria: The judges will be looking for excellence in a range of areas, including the library as an inspirational and democratic space for all; innovative partnerships and initiatives to attract new users and extend the range of services provided; stock promotion and the use of new technology to engage users in library collections; and examples of the library’s contribution to literacy and learning in its community

    Who is eligible: any public library operating outside the UK.

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    The Literary Agent Award

    Criteria: agents who have made a significant impact on the promotion, sale and translation of non-English-speaking authors, thus maximising their authors’ interests in the long and short term.

    Who is eligible: International literary agents, or agents based in the UK, who work only with non-English-speaking authors.

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    The Bookstore of the Year Award

    Criteria: The judges will be looking for excellence in a range of areas, including customer service, staff knowledge, events, display, outreach, atmosphere, innovation, imagination, incorporation of digital, style and flare.

    Who is eligible: Independents or chain branches whose primary business is outside the UK. Nominees do not have to be English language booksellers – though these are welcome too – and there is no stipulation regarding turnover. Business viability will be recognised and entries from more remote locations are encouraged. If you are a chain applying, please ensure that you nominate one branch specifically.

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    The Literary Festival Award

    Criteria: the judges will be looking for festivals which demonstrate: interesting, varied programming; high quality organisation; care and attention to authors; appeal to different audience groups; connection with the local community.

    Who is eligible: any literature festival based outside the UK, including festivals organised by or in partnership with UK festivals and festivals. The festivals may include other arts but books and literature must form the biggest part of the festival.

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    The Rights Professional Award

    Criteria: individuals who have achieved demonstrable success in selling rights and licenses: good negotiators; commercially aware; possessing excellent knowledge of copyright and contracts, and maximising the growing rights opportunities to ensure maximum profit for all products. The judges will be looking for breadth of platforms, territories, languages, or media, and will welcome examples of the ability to extract maximum value from international markets.

    Who is eligible: anyone working in any aspect of rights or licensing, based outside the UK.

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    Inclusivity in Publishing Award

    Criteria: Publishing companies who have demonstrated commitment to improving diversity across the publishing ecosystem. This includes diversity in content produced, marketing strategy and activity to reach diverse audiences (including working with festivals, bookshops and libraries), and commitment to improvement of equality in the workforce (including disabilities, socio-economic, ethnicity, LGBT, cultural and racial equality).

    Who is Eligible: Any publishing company based in the UK

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    ABC accessibility Awards

    The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats – such as braille, audio and large print – and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled (“the print disabled”). The Accessible Books Consortium International Excellence Award recognises outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled.

    Two awards will be presented, one to a publisher and one for an initiative. The following elements will be considered by the 14 member panel (comprised of various organisations working in the field of accessibility) in making its selection:

    1. an organisation-wide commitment to making content available in accessible formats;
    2. accessibility standards built into production systems to make books accessible on, or close to, publication date;
    3. collaboration with partners in the supply chain to ensure that accessibility is maintained in delivering the product to the print disabled end-user;
    4. innovative practices established to advance the accessibility of e-books and digital publications for persons who are print disabled.

    You may nominate either your own organisation/company or a third party anywhere in the world, and ABC encourages nominations of companies, organisations or individuals based in developing or least developed countries.

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