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Entries open for the British Book Award for Export

15 November 2019  
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The British Book Award for Export is open for entries as it returns for a second year, recognising publishers that excel in export sales. 

The British Book Award for Export, or the Export Nibbie, will shine a spotlight on the success of the export teams of the British book trade. 

Entry is open to all UK-based publishers across trade and education/academic publishing and winners will be announced at an awards reception at London Book Fair, where two of the famous ‘Nibbies’ will be given for export sales above and below £10 million.

Organised by The Bookseller in association with Times Pansing, the award scheme runs in parallel to The British Book Awards, which celebrates Britain’s best books, best publishers and best bookshops.

Walker Books scooped the award for sales below £10m last year, with Collins taking home the Export Nibbie for sales above £10m. 

Chief executive of The Bookseller Nigel Roby said: "Yet again, exports are making a huge contribution not just to the book trade but to the creative industries as a whole. Achieving this success whilst navigating a landscape of volatile exchange rates and Brexit uncertainty is testament to the extraordinary skill of our publishing businesses. The Export Nibbies are back to honour that success and point the way for yet more export growth."

The scheme is now open for entries and will close on 20th December 2019 with the prize-giving at London Book Fair 2020. Entry details can be found here.