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Auckland Uni Press wins LBF publishing award

New Zealand publisher Auckland University Press (AUP) has won the Academic and Professional Publisher Award at this year’s London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards, presented on 12 April.

AUP was selected from a shortlist of three that included China’s Higher Education Press and Argentina’s Teseo.

AUP director Sam Elworthy, who was in London to receive the award, said in response to the publisher’s shortlisting: ‘Auckland University Press is a small scholarly publisher operating in a small market, so it is a big, big thrill to be recognised as a finalist for the Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the LBF International Excellence Awards. We reckon that the natural challenges we face in this market force all of us to be smarter publishers—publishing books for general readers, selling international rights, reaching customers direct. We have an outstanding team who do that very well.’

The LBF International Excellence Awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, are presented in 14 categories, ‘representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and ground breaking initiatives in the industry’. To see the full list of winners, click here.


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