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Get your votes in for the RHCBA!

At the Book People we are always keen to support any initiatives that seek to promote reading amongst children, so we are very much behind the Red House Children’s Book Award.

Voting for this year’s prize closes on Saturday 21st May, so encourage any children you know to have their say by clicking here. There are three separate categories to suit young readers of varying ages – so see if you can help the children in your life give recognition to one of their favourite authors!Vote for the RHCBA now!

Great children’s writers such as Sophie McKenzie, Michael Morpurgo and Anthony Horowitz have won the award in the past and this year, wonderful authors such as Steve Smallman, Katie Davies and Rick Riordan are all nominated.

The category and overall winners will be announced on Saturday 11th June 2011 at a glamorous awards ceremony in Birmingham and we will keep you posted with the results.


The Book People nominated for Bookseller Industry Award

The Book People nominated for Bookseller AwardI’m very excited to announce that the Book People have been nominated for a gong at the prestigious Bookseller Industry Awards 2011. We’re up for Direct Bookselling Company of the Year at the book world’s leading awards, which are announced at a sparkling ceremony on Monday 16th May.

The judges who selected this year’s shortlist recognised the Book People’s increasingly visible online presence, our buyers’ skill in choosing the books our customers love and the hard work of the company’s network of distributors who bring books to offices, schools and other workplaces across the country. Our sister company Book Events are also mentioned, for running successful author signings at events such as The Good Food Show and Gardeners’ World Live.

We’re up against some famous industry names like Amazon and Scholastic Book Clubs, so please keep your fingers crossed for us and watch this space for news of how we fare on the night!


Puffin Book Club nominated for ECMOD Award

ECMOD Awards 2011

There was some good news for one of the Book People’s children’s brands this week, as Puffin Book Club was shortlisted for the Best Catalogue Makeover Award at ECMOD 2011.

The awards ceremony seeks to give recognition to direct commerce retailers who have excelled over the past year and Puffin Book club takes pride of place amongst some prestigious companies such as Naked Wines, Notonthehighstreet.com and Jessops in competing for the various accolades on offer.

Puffin Book Club logoThe Puffin Book Club catalogue has gone through a massive overhaul during the past year and we feel it is fully deserving of its place on the shortlist. Not only has it helped to bring great books to children’s bookshelves around the country, the commission that those purchases have earned schools nationwide has helped to stock up school libraries too!

Keep your fingers crossed on the 6th April when the winners will be announced at the awards evening in London.


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