Wednesday, March 16, 2016


16 March 2016

Auckland University Press is delighted to be a finalist in the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards. The Press is one of three publishers shortlisted in the Scholarly Kitchen Academic and Professional Publisher Award which will be announced at the London Book Fair on 12 April. Also vying for this award are 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.

Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive at the UK Publishers Association, said: ‘These awards are going from strength to strength and demonstrate that excellence in publishing has no geographic boundary.  This shortlist shows how, from the USA to China, Argentina to Turkey via France, New Zealand, Poland and of course the UK, there are no shortages of exciting developments in the book and publishing industry.’

AUP director Sam Elworthy commented: ‘Auckland University Press is a small scholarly publisher operating in a small market, so it is a big, big thrill to be recognised as a finalist for the Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the LBF International Excellence Awards. We reckon that the natural challenges we face in this market force all of us to be smarter publishers – publishing books for general readers, selling international rights, reaching customers direct. We have an outstanding team who do that very well. So we’re grateful to the London Book Fair and the Publishers Association for recognising the work we do down in this part of the world and look forward to heading over to London and – we hope – winning!’

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