Second year for new awards scheme for social media influencers; Book Podcast of the Year category added
Bloggers, social media influencers, members of the publishing industry, and the general public are invited to contribute nominations for Book Podcast of the Year, as well as for the three returning categories: Book Blogger of the Year, Bookstagrammer of the Year and BookTuber of the Year.
Once the shortlist has been revealed, a judges will select one winner in each category, who will be honoured at an awards ceremony at LBF. The Fair will also include seminars and networking events 'focused on bringing the social media influencer community closer to the publishing world' according to organisers.
The UK Book Blog Awards were launched last year, with winners including popular blog The Literary Edit, Bookstagrammer Faroukh Naseem, and YouTuber Lauren Whitehead.
This year’s judging panel will include Rosie Beaumont-Thomas (Waterstones), Paul Black (Andersen Press) and author Shahroo Izadi (The Kindness Method).
Helen Clifford, marketing manager at LBF, said: "Social media is a vital part of the publishing landscape, and the addition of a podcast category award highlights the growing number of ways in which influencers help promote authors and their titles. We are thrilled to recognise the important link between the influencer community and publishing once again with the UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF."
The awards are open to any UK based book blogger, YouTuber, podcaster or Instagrammer. To put forward a nomination visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk/UKBookBlogAwards