Rock the Boat Shortlisted for the British Book Awards and IPG Awards
28th March, 2022
Rock the Boat Shortlisted for Imprint of the Year at the British Book Awards, and Children’s Publisher of the Year at the IPG Awards.
The British Book Awards, aka The Nibbies, represent the absolute best of the book trade. Rock the Boat has been shortlisted alongside seven other imprints in the category Imprint of the Year.
The judges said “Rock the Boat is the sole children’s imprint on this shortlist. Six years on from launch, it is a major contributor to Oneworld Publications. TikTok-propelled title Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, issued by the imprint, was the publisher’s biggest book overall last year. Its commissioning was ambitious and diverse, with marginalised voices and translations to the fore.”
The winner, alongisde winners of the other Trade award categories, will be announced at the British Book Awards ceremony on the 23rd May. Find out more here.
The Independent Publishing Awards shortlists recognise the success of the indie sector. Rock the Boat has been shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year. The judges said ‘Oneworldis shortlisted for its Rock the Boat imprint, which has made a big splash in Young Adult publishing and had its best year yet in 2021. Judges liked its bold publishing of diverse books from around the world and the excellent marketing and publicity of its small team, including via TikTok.’
Find out more about the IPG Awards here.