Pan Macmillan receives 13 shortlistings in the British Book Awards

16 March 2017

By Pan Macmillan

Pan Macmillan has received a company-record of 13 shortlistings in the British Book Awards 2017, including Publisher of the Year, Imprint of the Year (Picador and Bluebird) and Children's Publisher of the Year. 

The British Book Awards (or Nibbies), launched in 1990 by Fred Newman, founder and editor of Publishing News, is the definitive event for honouring the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. The Nibbies brings together books of the year with trade accolades such as Publisher of the Year and Book Retailer of the Year.
Anthony Forbes Watson, Managing Director said: "When I heard we have 13 shortlistings, a company record, I wonder at what has been achieved by fewer than 250 people and I feel proud of the sheer talent and commitment of the team here."

Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and chair of the judges, said: "After a fantastic year across trade and academic publishing and bookselling, the shortlists showcase the vibrancy and excellence of the companies and individuals that are the heartbeat of this business. Congratulations to all of them."

Pan Macmillan's shortlistings are:

Publisher of the Year
Pan Macmillan

Children's Publisher of the Year
Macmillan Children's Books

Imprint of the Year

Editor of the Year
Carole Tonkinson, Bluebird
Wayne Brookes, Adult Fiction

Rights Professional of the Year
Michele Young, Macmillan Children's Books

Marketing Strategy of the Year
Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan
2016 Christmas Campaign

Publicity Campaign of the Year
Kate Green - Damon Hill's Watching the Wheels (Pan Macmillan)

Books of the Year

Fiction Book of the Year
The Muse by Jessie Burton (Picador)

Debut Fiction of the Year
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell (Picador)

Non-Fiction: Lifestyle Book of the Year
Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan by Joe Wicks (Bluebird)

Click here for the full shortlist.

The British Book Awards will take place on 8th May 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel.