OUP and Blackwell top of class at Academic Book Trade Conference Awards 2019

News - Academic Friday, 10 May 2019

Oxford University Press named Publisher of the Year, and Blackwell's Academic Chain Bookseller of the Year


The winners of the 2019 Academic Trade Conference Awards were annouced last night at an event at Chesford Grange Hotel in Kenilworth. Tim Godfray, executive chair of the BA Group, presented the awards to the winners.

Oxford University Press was crowned Publisher of the Year, while Academic Chain Bookseller of the Year, voted for by academic publishers, was awarded to Blackwell.

Blackwell's South Bridge branch in Edinburgh was named Academic Bookshop of the Year (pictured), and Clare Pepper, Blackwell University of Kent (Canterbury), won Academic Bookseller of the Year.

Lucy Pink from Taylor & Francis took home Rep of the Year, while Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari was announced as Academic Book Week Book of the Year.

Alan Staton, director of Marketing and Communications at the BA, said: "It’s always great to see excellence rewarded when it comes to both booksellers and publishers. It’s also wonderful to be able to recognise the individuals whose hard work helps make these organisations so successful."

The 2019 Academic Book Trade Conference Awards Winners are:

Ingram Publisher of the Year: Oxford University Press
Ingram Rep of the Year: Lucy Pink, Taylor & Francis
Macmillan Study Skills Chain Bookseller of the Year: Blackwell
Macmillan Study Skills Academic Bookshop of the Year: Blackwell, South Bridge, Edinburgh
Academic Book Week Book of the Year: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Macmillan Study Skills Academic Bookseller of the Year: Clare Pepper, Blackwell University of Kent







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