Auckland University Press is thrilled to win the London Book Fair International Excellence Award for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year against strong competition from shortlisted publishers Higher Education Press (China) and Teseo (Argentina).
The awards, which are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate success in fourteen categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, cutting edge publishing, and groundbreaking initiatives in the industry.
AUP Director Sam Elworthy received the award at the LBF International Awards ceremony. He commented: “It has been a huge thrill to win the London Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher Award. At the London Book Fair, you’re surrounded by thousands of publishers from around the world—big to small, trade to education, Africa to America. In the midst of all that great work going on, it’s humbling to have our work at Auckland University Press recognised by the international publishing community. Getting back up the morning after, finding publishers around the world excited about co-editions of books like Robyn Toomath’s FAT SCIENCE and Warren Moran’s NEW ZEALAND WINE, you realise again that we can play a full part in the international life of the mind from our small islands.”
Richard Charkin Executive Director, Bloomsbury and President, International Publishers Association said: “Congratulations on the award. You have shown how it’s possible to survive and thrive in what might appear to be a very small and difficult market. New Zealand punches above its weight and I’m proud to be an honorary Kiwi.”