Starting from our first quarterly award for 2020, the PPC is pleased to be introducing the following new categories to the PPC Quarterly and Annual Awards.
YA and Children’s Celebrity Book Campaign (all formats)
Award for the best campaign for a book aimed at a young reader (including picture books, middle grade and teen) written by a well-known personality.
Crime and Thriller Campaign, hardback and paperback
Award for the best book campaign within the crime, psychological suspense or thriller genre. This can be a novel or non-fiction, including true crime narratives, in both hardback and paperback format.
The introduction of these additional award categories is reflective of two key areas of strong and consistent growth within the trade, and which have produced an outstanding range of innovative, impactful publicity campaigns in recent years. As ever, we want the PPC Award listings to reflect the breadth of campaigns that publicists are tackling and to celebrate the excellent work being carried out across the industry.
The updated Quarterly Awards form including the full list of 2020 categories can be here from Wednesday 26th February.
Quarterly award submission dates:
- Q1: (Dec ’19, Jan and Feb titles) Friday 20th March
- Q2: (Mar, Apr and May titles) Friday 12th June
- Q3: (Jun, Jul and Aug titles) Friday 18th September
- Q4: (Sep, Oct and Nov titles) Friday 11th December (plus Annuals)
Annual PPC/BMS London Book Fair event 2020:
Big Ambitions, Small Budgets
11.30am – 12.30pm, Thursday 12th March 2020, High Street Theatre, London Book Fair
FREE ENTRY – first come, first served basis, arrive early to avoid disappointment
Join influential communications specialists from across the publishing industry as they help shed light on the most creative and innovative ways of working on a shoestring budget to devise the most impactful communications campaigns possible.
This 1-hour event comprising of a combination of presentations, panel discussions and audience questions will focus on providing practical tips, inspiring case studies and fantastic insights for marketers and publicists to take away.
Bookseller’s Association Reverse Pitching – Wednesday 11th March – London Book Fair: Calling all Publicists!
Bookseller Fever Pitch!
1 – 3pm, Wednesday 11th March 2020, High Street Theatre, London Book Fair
Following on from the success of PPC/BA speed-dating sessions at past London Book Fairs, this year the BA is running a new event at LBF. Our aim remains the same as the speed-dating sessions: an opportunity for bookshops and publishers to connect, in the hopes of future collaboration on bookshop events authors and more. The format, however, is something fresh and different that should be a fun, lively and useful session for all involved.
Over 25 booksellers will be lining up to pitch their bookshops or unique selling point to an audience of publicists.
If you would like to be in the audience to meet booksellers and listen to their pitches, please register here. The code for booking is PITCH.
If you can would like to attend and will therefore require an entry pass for the Book Fair, please contact Rehana.Nurmahi@booksellers.org.uk after you have registered.