Saraband shortlisted for IPG Awards 2017

Posted on January 24, 2017

After a rollercoaster ride of a 2016, Saraband has been shortlisted in this year’s Independent Publishers Guild awards. We’ve been shortlisted in the Trade Publisher of the Year category, along with Faber & Faber, Icon Books and Oneworld.

The IPG issued the following statement: “Saraband could have had a tough 2016 after the closure of its sales partner Faber Factory Plus, but instead it achieved a dramatic increase in turnover. Graeme Macrae Burnet’s Man Booker shortlisted His Bloody Project was its standout bestseller, but it had a diverse range of other hits, driven by excellent collaboration with retailers and some non-traditional channels. ‘Saraband has amazing energy and great focus in a challenging market,’ judges said.”

The IPG received a record number of entries for the 2017 awards, with the 12 different award categories receiving a total of 41 nominations.

The 12 winners of the awards will be revealed at a gala dinner during the IPG’s Annual Spring Conference on Thursday 9 February, hosted by author, playwright and speaker Damian Barr. They will be followed by the presentation of a final Award—the flagship Fox Williams Independent Publisher of the Year. The shortlist for this Award will comprise of the winners of the five Publisher of the Year categories.