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Kogan Page shortlisted in 2018 IPG Independent Publishing Awards

9th February 2018

Kogan Page is delighted to have been shortlisted in the 2018 IPG Independent Publishing Awards in the ProQuest Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year category and The Bookseller International Achievement of the Year category.

The shortlists cover the full spectrum of UK publishing and reveal the vibrancy of the independent sector. Drawn up by panels of experts from the largest number of nominations ever received in the 12 years of the IPG Independent Publishing Awards, the categories feature a total of 42 nominations, taking in 26 different publishers, two other publishing organisations and five individuals.

Helen Kogan, Kogan Page Managing Director, commented that "It is a huge honour to be among the six publishers who have received two or more nominations across the shortlists. We are delighted to be ending our 50th year in independent publishing by celebrating this shortlisting announcement. We can't wait to hear the results at the Spring Conference in March."

IPG chief executive Bridget Shine says: “Each year we say it: competition for the IPG Independent Publishing Awards is tougher than ever. We were blown away by the quantity and quality of the entries from IPG members, which gave our judges an extraordinarily tough job. The shortlists they have produced reveal the incredible diversity and dynamism of independent publishing in 2018, and our only regret is that many more superb entrants could not be included. We can’t wait to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the independent publishing community with members in March.”

The winners of the 12 Awards will be revealed at a Gala Dinner during the IPG’s Annual Spring Conference on Thursday 8 March 2018. A final Award, for the prestigious title of Ingram Content Group Independent Publisher of the Year, will be selected from a shortlist made up of the winners of the five Publisher of the Year categories, with the recipient following in the footsteps of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Templar Publishing, Alastair Sawday Publishing, Earthscan, Continuum, Constable & Robinson, Bloomsbury Publishing’s Academic and Professional Division, Usborne Publishing, Search Press, Nosy Crow and Edward Elgar Publishing.

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