The Publisher’s Publicity Circle (PPC) Annual Awards


On Monday, February 13th, the PPC hosted their annual awards dinner in London. The awards give credit to the best campaigns carried out by publicists over the past year. This event was a particularly special occasion with two new categories being introduced – one for debut titles: fiction, non-fiction and poetry, sponsored by The Times,The Sunday Times and the Cheltenham Literature Festival and one for young adult titles, sponsored by the Young Adult Literature Convention.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Paperback Original Campaign

Sophie Portas of Faber Books for Animal by Sara Pascoe


Best 2nd Edition Paperback Campaign

Anna Frame of Canongate Books for The Outrun by Amy Liptrot


Waterstones award for Hardback Fiction

Anna-Marie Fitzgerald of Profile Books for The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Books Are My Bag award for Hardback Non-Fiction

Ceri Maxwell Hughes of Vintage Books for When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


Cheltenham Festivals Debut Campaign Award

Ann Bissell of Harper Fiction for The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

London Book Fair Award for Hbk Celebrity Campaign

Charlotte Bush and Francesca Russell for Set The Boy Free by Johnny Marr

Netgalley award for Generic Campaign

Elizabeth Masters of Quercus Books for Enid Blyton for Grown Ups by Bruno Vincent


The Sun award for Best Sports Book Campaign

Katie Green of Pan Macmillan for Watching The Wheels by Damon Hill


Jo James award for Best Newcomer

Lily Capewell of Bloomsbury Books for Science and the City by Laurie Winkless

Foyles award for Best Cookery Campaign

Caroline Brown and Ellen Ford ofOctopus Books for Simple by Diana Henry


YALC award for best YA Campaign

Carolyn McGlone for The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williams

Daily Mail award for Best Children’s Book Campaign

Adele Minchin and Liz Hyder for Beetle Boy by M.G Leonard


PPC Librarian of the Year

Margaret Houston and Dawn Vallance of The Mitchell Library, Glasgow

PPC Events Manager of the Year

Roland Gulliver of Edinburgh Book Festival

PPC Journalist of the Year

Sam Bendel, C4 Sunday Brunch

Congratulations to all the nominees and of course, the award winners in what proved to be another exceptional year for book publicity.

Nominations are now open for the next quarterly awards (submission deadline March 10, 2017 at )