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Posted on February 22 2018

We’re absolutely delighted that our sister company Inpress has been shortlisted for the IPA 2018 IPG Independent Publishing Awards!
The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) Awards recognise the very best in Independent Publishing. There are 12 category shortlists including Children’s Publisher of the Year, Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year, Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year, Education Publisher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.
Inpress has been shortlisted for the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award. Other nominees in the category include The Independent Alliance, Suzanne Collier and Lynette Owen.The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony at the IPG Conference on 8th March 2018. Here are the Judges comments for the category:
GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award
Suzanne Collier is known to many people in independent publishing as a dependable source of support. As founder of Bookcareers.com she provides expert careers guidance, coaching and clinics, and has helped hundreds of people experiencing redundancy or seeking new work. She is a vocal champion of publishing as a career too. “The support and advice Suzanne provides is invaluable to any publishing job seeker,” said one testimonial.
Inpress is a staunch supporter of independent publishing, providing sales, marketing and distribution services to several dozen small companies. It grew its sales and team in 2017, and has been an important contributor to diversity in the industry. “The Inpress team really go the extra mile for their publishers,” said one member. “They offer a professional service to very small publishers who on their own would be too small to be seen on the radar of the trade.”
The Independent Alliance coordinated by Faber & Faber has grown into a major force in UK publishing and a significant contributor to the success of many IPG members. With an energetic team of 30 and close ties with independent booksellers in particular, it generates sales that make it the fifth biggest ‘group’ in the country, according to Nielsen Book’s TCM data. Its collective strength drives strong sales for its members internationally too.
Lynette Owen is nominated for her help to countless independent publishers in the challenging field of rights. As rights consultant to the IPG she has advised dozens of members, and her books on rights and contracts are indispensable. “Lynette is peerless in her field,” said one member. “She is the leading authority on rights and brings every ounce of her experience to her work with the IPG. Independent publishers are lucky to have her.”
You can read the whole IPG Awards shortlist here.

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