02 September 2019 Events

Shortlist for book production awards drawn up

The British Book Design & Production Awards uncovers the finest examples of print and designer working in combination and some are even in the UK.

Boss Print and Pureprint have both received multiple nominations and shortlisted entries for the British Book Print & Design Awards for 2019.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in November, with one book from the winners named as book of the year.

At this point, the short listed entries have been named, few of which provide details of those involved in production. Even the best British book category only identifies entries from Pureprint and Boss Print as printers. Others, though produced in the UK, have been submitted by their publishers so the printer remains anonymous at this stage.

Boss Print is additionally named in the photographic book category and self-published books. Pureprint also has a nomination in digitally printed books, alongside two entrees from Hurtwood Press.

Pureprint, Geoff Neal Group and Latimer Trend have short listed entries in the self-published books category, while limited edition and fine binding has work from Boos Print and Pureprint.

UK representation in other categories remains sparse as slots are filled by Chinese, Italian and German printers in particular.

The winners will be named at a ceremony on 21 November at The Landmark hotel in central London. where representatives from each of the sponsors – Canon, Fedrigoni, IFS, Muller martini, Publiship, the Parenting Charity, Winter & Co – will make the presentations. At this point the organisers are not disclosing the host for the evening as is normal practice this far out.

Judging has taken place over two days at Oxford Brookes University. The team of judges had 17 categories to consider. At first glance they have selected fewer cook books across the range that reached the short lists last year.

In 2018 That Book, a photographic record of one family in 1970s America, was crowned the book of the night.

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Winning sections here?

Winning sections here?

After two days deliberation, the judges have drawn up a shortlist in each of the 17 categories for the long standing awards, but are keeping which entry won a secret for the evening.

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