Quarterly Awards 2014 – winners!
1st quarterly award – Alison Barrow (Doubleday/ Transworld) for Wake by Anna Hope
2nd quarterly award – Hermione Lawton (Indigo/ Orion) for Hate by Alan Gibbons
3rd quarterly award – Sandra Taylor (Picador/ Pan Macmillan) for The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
PPC Annual Awards 2013 – winners!
The Publisher’s Publicity Circle (PPC) is delighted to announce the winners of the PPC Annual Awards. The awards took place in London on 5th March, and are given to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns carried out in 2013.
The PPC organises these awards as part of its on-going commitment to book promotion and the campaigns are judged according to the publicist’s use of imagination, careful thought and effective planning.
The judges for 2013 were chaired by Waterstone’s Jon Howells and the panel comprised; Cathy Rentzenbrink from The Bookseller; Mo Siewcharran from Nielsen; Foyles’ Simon Heafield; Sally Morris from the Daily Mail; Katie Morris from The London Book Fair; Simon Appleby from The Reading Agency; Stuart Evers from Net Galley; Meryl Halls from IndieBoundUK
PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction: The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz – Sue Amaradivakara PR, for Chatto & Windus
The Hardback Fiction Award, supported by The Reading Agency: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – Sam Eades, Headline
The London Book Fair Award for Hardback Celebrity: My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson – Karen Geary & Rebecca Mundy, Hodder & Stoughton
The Cookery Book Award, sponsored by Foyles: The Breakfast Bible by Seb Emina – Laura Brooke, Bloomsbury
Paperback Original Campaign: Fiction or Non-Fiction, sponsored by The Bookseller: The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison – Ben Willis, Headline
Waterstones Award for Second Edition Paperback: Fiction or Non-Fiction: Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton – Anwen Hooson with Liz Hyder, Riot Communications, for Penguin
The Children’s Book Award, sponsored by Daily Mail: The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson – Lauren Ace, Macmillan Children’s Books
Nielsen Award for a Generic Campaign: Stoner by John Williams – Clara Nelson, Vintage Classics
Best Direct to Digital Campaign, sponsored by Net Galley: Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories – Hannah McMillan, Penguin
Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by IndieBound UK: I Am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Julia Murday, Penguin Books
The PPC also presented the following three awards, which are voted for by PPC Members:
PPC Journalist of the Year 2013: Robert Collins, Deputy Literary Editor of the Sunday Times
PPC Events Manager of the Year 2013: Zoe Steadman-Milne, Bristol Festival of Ideas
Bertrams Librarian of the Year 2013: Mike Alport, Canada Water Library