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Berghahn Books Shortlisted for the IPG Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award


We are thrilled to announce that Berghahn Books has been shortlisted for the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year Award from the Independent Publishers’ Guild. We are in excellent company alongside fellow nominees Bloomsbury Publishing, Policy Press, and SAGE Publishing.


In shortlisting Berghahn Books, a first-time entrant, the judges remarked:
Berghahn Books is nominated for these Awards for the first time, some two decades after it was founded. Judges admired the way the business has been nurtured through growth, and saw evidence of rigorous, high quality content and commercial success in 2015. It worked hard on digital publishing and social media too. “Berghahn has been going for a long time now but it is constantly coming up with new ideas.”


According to the IPG, this year’s awards attracted a record number of submissions “reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of independent publishing in the UK. Judges, who compiled the shortlists over two intensive days of discussion, commented that the standard of entries was higher than ever before, and competition was extremely strong in many of the categories.“


IPG chief executive Bridget Shine said: “Competition for the IPG Independent Publishing Awards gets tougher every year—but the strength of this year’s nominations was remarkable. We congratulate all the IPG members who entered the Awards and thank our judges for the care they have taken over these shortlists. Every company and individual on these lists should feel very proud.”



The awards were announced on 3 March 2016, and we offer a hearty congratulations to Policy Press for winning IPG Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year 2016! We’re thrilled to be shortlisted even if not to win.