UK Bookseller Industry Awards 2015 winners announced
The winners of the UK’s Bookseller Industry Awards have been announced, reports the Bookseller. Bookselling chain Waterstones won the Book Retailer of the Year Award for its ‘watershed’ year, with judges praising its ‘decision to devolve more autonomy to stores, which in turn is making them much more relevant to their local communities’. Pan Macmillan won the Publisher of the Year Award for its 2014 list, which included The Miniaturist and strong children’s and international titles. The publisher registered a 9.8% sales gain on BookScan in 2014 in a market that slipped 1.3% overall. Editorial director at Pan Macmillan imprint Picador, Francesca Main, won the Editor of the Year Award, with judges saying: ‘She is forever turning out literary hits and breaking new voices—both of which the trade needs.’ Foyles received the Bookseller Special Award for moving its flagship store to its new location on Charing Cross Road. Among other awards, HarperCollins Children’s Books was named Children’s Publisher of the Year, Profile Books was named Independent Publisher of the Year, and recently retired Foyles CEO Sam Husain won the BA Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Book Trade.
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