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LBF Worldwide Excellence Awards 2023 Shortlist Revealed | The Hub by The London E-book Truthful

North America leads the pack of nominees whereas Kosovo makes its Awards debut

Debut shortlistees embody Turkey, Germany and Canada

Bloomsbury Publishing recognised for each Sustainability and Inclusivity initiatives

USA dominates Audiobook class

London, Wednesday 15 March 2023. The London E-book Truthful has immediately introduced the shortlists for the Worldwide Excellence Awards 2023, with six nations represented throughout three continents.

Coming into their tenth anniversary 12 months, the Worldwide Excellence Awards (IEAs) recognise publishing achievement throughout 4 classes, championing these organisations and people from world wide demonstrating ardour, creativity, and ingenuity. The shortlist for every award class was chosen by a judging panel comprised of specialists inside that sector. The London E-book Truthful runs the awards in partnership with the Publishers Affiliation.

This 12 months’s shortlist options seven completely different nations, with Kosovo shortlisted for the primary time, and North America the stand-out with 5 nominations. Throughout the classes, Bloomsbury Publishing seems twice, given the nod for each Sustainability and Inclusivity classes, whereas Canada’s New Society Publishers and USA’s Pushkin Industries make their shortlist debut.

In what’s additional testomony to the continuing energy of the North American audiobook market, the USA-dominated Audiobook Writer of the Yr shortlist includes Macmillan Audio, Princeton College Press and Pushkin Industries, whereas the continuing resilience of bookstores the world over is mirrored within the Award’s debut-filled shortlist for 2023, with Dukagjini Bookstore (Kosovo), MINOA (Turkey) and STRANDLÄUFER Verlagsbuchhandlung (Germany) all within the working for Bookstore of the Yr.

The rising significance of sustainability measures inside publishing is recognised in a brand new class for 2023, the Sustainability Initiative Award, with Bloomsbury Publishing (UK), New Society Publishers (Canada) and Penguin Random Home UK within the working, whereas the significance of range and inclusion is as soon as once more highlighted by the UK-based Inclusivity in Publishing Award, whose shortlist options Bloomsbury Publishing, Bonnier Books and Springer Nature.

Gareth Rapley, Director, The London E-book Truthful, mentioned: “Excellence in publishing lies on the coronary heart of all the things The London E-book Truthful champions, and 2023’s Worldwide Excellence Awards shortlist is a well timed reminder of the various inspirational corporations working onerous to make publishing a extra inclusive and accessible place. LBF is particularly proud to welcome the brand new Sustainability class, in recognition of its rising significance throughout the business. We congratulate our shortlistees, and sit up for uniting, and spotlighting, our world colleagues at The London E-book Truthful 2023.”

The total shortlist of The London E-book Truthful Worldwide Excellence Awards is:

  • The Audiobook Writer of the Yr
    • Macmillan Audio (USA)
    • Princeton College Press (USA)
    • Pushkin Industries (USA)
    • Readyland LLC (USA) – Particular Commendation
  • The Bookstore of the Yr Award
    • Dukagjini Bookstore (Kosovo)
    • MINOA (Turkey)
    • STRANDLÄUFER Verlagsbuchhandlung (Germany)
    • Rovingheights (Nigeria) – Particular Commendation
  • The Sustainability Initiative Award
    • Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
    • New Society Publishers (Canada)
    • Penguin Random Home UK

Eligible for entries from the UK solely:

  • Inclusivity in Publishing Award
    • Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Bonnier Books
    • Springer Nature

The winners of the Worldwide Excellence Awards, alongside the recipient of the London E-book Truthful Lifetime Achievement Award, can be celebrated at a public ceremony at Olympia London on Wednesday 19 April.

Customer registration for LBF23 is now open.



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