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 Boldwood Books has made an immediate impact in commercial fiction publishing since launching in early 2019. Judges admired its formula of releasing books in all formats simultaneously, its collaborative approach to authors and its international ambitions. “Boldwood has really hit the ground running… it is already showing amazing innovation and has found a huge variety of ways to kickstart its sales,” they said.

Also shortlisted for the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award were Muswell Press and September Publishing.

The 14th Independent Publishing Awards were presented at a special online event on Tuesday 22 September 2020. The shortlists featured a record 47 nominations, showcasing the work of 32 different companies and four individuals.

IPG chief executive Bridget Shine says: “It’s a huge pleasure to take time out of a challenging year and celebrate the brilliant recipients of our 2020 Independent Publishing Awards. The achievements of all the companies and people on the shortlists are inspiring, and show the dynamism and diversity of independent publishing in 2020. Congratulations to them all.”

The IPG would like to thank all the sponsors of the 2020 Independent Publishing Awards: Ingram Content Group, supporter of the overall Independent Publisher of the Year Award, Blackwell’s, GBS, Publishers’ Licensing Services, The Bookseller, The Paperback Shop and Westchester Education Services.

Boldwood Books would like to thank our authors, partners and everyone else who has contributed to the growth of the company and has helped us get where we are today.

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