We are delighted to announce that Alma Books has been shortlisted for the IPG Trade Publisher of the Year Award 2013.
It is a shortlist of three, and in the running are also Constable &
Robinson (who won in 2012) and John Blake Publishing (who won in 2010).
The winner will be announced at the IPG Conference Gala Dinner on 7th
March 2013. Alma was already shortlisted for the award in 2011.
Here is the judges’ comments on our shortlist:
“Alma Books is shortlisted on the back of a year of commercial print
success, exponential ebook sales growth and substantial critical
acclaim. Judges admired its commitment to translated fiction and
outstanding website, plus its instinct for picking up little-heard-of
authors who are likely to appeal in the UK. ‘Alma is a small independent
publisher with no obvious weak spots. It is finding authors and books
in a way most other publishers are not.’ ”
Fingers crossed and, as ever, thank you for your support (and all your emails this morning).
Elisabetta Minervini and Alessandro Gallenzi