Independent Booksellers Week Book Award 2013: Call for Submissions

Independent Booksellers Week this year takes place from 29th June to 6th July 2013 and the Booksellers Association is now calling for submissions for the IBW Book Award.  The Award is presented every year to two paperback titles which have been voted on by independent bookshops – one adult title and one children’s title.

Click here to download the Submission Form for the IBW Book Award, and publishers are able to submit as many of your titles as they would like.  There is no cost for submission though there is a charge for all titles once shortlisted)  To be eligible, titles have to be published in paperback between 1st January 2013 and 29th June 2013, and be available in paperback by the 29th June 2013.

The BA has said that judging for this year’s Award has been improved with two judging panels who will decide the winners, to be announced.  Independent booksellers will vote to create the shortlist of 10 adult and 12 children’s titles and then the two Judging Panels will select the winner for both categories.

Send TWO copies of each submitted title, together with a submission form for each title by 28th February to Sharon Benton, BA, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JA.  For any queries, contact sharon.benton@booksellers.org.uk 020 7421 4640.

 

 

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