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Carcanet Shortlisted for Small Press of the Year Award

Monday, 22 Feb 2021

No Text We are overjoyed to announce that we've been shortlisted for the Small Press Award in this year's British Book Awards! This is the third year running we've been shortlisted since being named the regional winner in 2019.

Also shortlisted in the Northern region are our friends at Saraband, And Other Stories, Vertebrate Publishing, Bluemoose Books, Comma Press and Fly on the Wall Press! Well done to everyone who's on the shortlist - forty-four small presses!

The British Book Awards’ prize for small presses, sponsored by the CPI Group, celebrates the innovative and nimble publishers making names for themselves outside the mainstream. Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and chair of the judges for the British Book Awards, said: “After a year like no other, the shortlist shows the strength, breadth and durability of small press publishing across the United Kingdom and Ireland. These businesses, all of them with sales under £2m and many much smaller, fended off bookshops closures, the loss of author events, and the national lockdowns to deliver an incredible set of results with book sales up, diverse publishing on the rise, and new business opportunities taken.

The regional and county winners of the Small Press of the Year award will be announced on 17th March; the overall winner will be revealed during the online British Book Awards ceremony which this year will take place on 13th May.

To find out more, and see the full shortlist, click here.

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