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PPC Annual Awards shortlists

Posted at 7:57PM Tuesday 28 Jan 2014

The Publisher's Publicity Circle (PPC) are delighted to announce the shortlist for the PPC Annual Awards, given to the publicists responsible for the best PR campaigns carried out in 2013.

The PPC organises these awards as part of its on-going commitment to book promotion and the campaigns are judged according to the publicist's use of imagination, careful thought and effective planning.

Each category receives support from across the book trade and consumer media and for 2012, we are very pleased to welcome the sponsorship of NetGalley who are supporting a new category in its first year, Best Direct to Digital Campaign. The PPC are delighted to have on-going support from The Bookseller, The London Book Fair, Waterstones, Daily Mail, , Nielsen, Foyles, The Reading Agency and IndieBoundUK in the sponsorship of the additional categories. The Annual Awards judging panel will comprise of representatives from each of the sponsors and the winners of each category will be announced at the PPC Annual Awards dinner which will be held on the 5th March 2014.

The PPC also presents awards for Events Manager of the Year, Journalist of the Year and Librarian of the Year. These three awards are voted for by PPC Members and the winners will also be announced at the annual awards dinner.

PPC Annual Awards 2013 Shortlist:

PPC Award for Hardback Non-Fiction

The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz – Sue Amaradivakara PR, for Chatto & Windus

Gwynne's Grammar by N.M. Gwynne – Claire Scott, Ebury

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – Shona Abhyankar, Ebury

Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe – Anna Ridley with Poppy North, Penguin

Power Trip: A Decade of Policy, Plots and Spin by Damian McBride – Suzanne Sangster, Bite Back Publishing

The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond – Preena Gadher with Liz Hyder, Riot Communications, for Allen Lane, Penguin

The Hardback Fiction Award, supported by The Reading Agency

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Jude Drake, Eleanor Weil & Katie Bond, Bloomsbury

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – Sandra Taylor, Pan Macmillan

The Hive by Gill Hornby – Tamsin Kitson, Little, Brown

Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell – Georgina Moore, Headline

Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding – Christian Lewis, with Sophie Mitchell & Anna Redman, Jonathan Cape, alongside Karon Maskill, with Chloe Healy, Natalie Trye & Hattie Adam-Smith at Think Jam

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman – Sam Eades, Headline

The London Book Fair Award for Hardback Celebrity

Bedsit Disco Queen by Tracey Thorn – Zoë Hood & Susan de Soissons, Virago

Bonkers by Jennifer Saunders – Jenny Fry, Viking, Penguin, with Gemma Feeney from Etch PR

Hook, Line and Singer by Cerys Matthews – Ryan Davies, Particular Books, Penguin

IT by Alexa Chung – Mari Yamazaki, Particular Books, Penguin

My Autobiography by Alex Ferguson – Karen Geary & Rebecca Mundy, Hodder & Stoughton

The Outsider by Jimmy Connors – Madeline Toy, Transworld

The Cookery Book Award, sponsored by Foyles

The Breakfast Bible by Seb Emina – Laura Brooke, Bloomsbury

The Fabulous Baker Brothers by Tom and Henry Herbert – Veronique Norton, Headline

It's All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Turshen – Jo Wickham, Sphere

Tom Kerridge's Proper Pub Food by Tom Kerridge – Ellen Williams, Bloomsbury, with Zoe Wilmer (Samphire Communications)

Paperback Original Campaign: Fiction or Non-Fiction, sponsored by The Bookseller

Best of British Political Cartoons by Tim Benson – Sarah Braybrooke, Scribe UK

The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer – Katherine Stroud, Roz Hutchinson & Jennie Church, Short Books

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh – Louise Court, Square Peg, Vintage

Joyland by Stephen King – Sophie Calder, Titan Books

The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison – Ben Willis, Headline

Waterstones Award for Second Edition Paperback: Fiction or Non-Fiction

Dam Busters by James Holland – Madeline Toy, Transworld

The Fault in our Stars by John Green – Tania Vian-Smith, Penguin

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Jessica Gulliver and Rebecca Gray, Orion

The Last Girlfriend on Earth and Other Love Stories by Simon Rich – Anna-Marie Fitzgerald, Serpent's Tail

The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane – Lija Kresowaty & Celeste Ward-Best, Penguin

Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton – Anwen Hooson, Riot Communications, for Penguin

The Children's Book Award, sponsored by Daily Mail

Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Hard Luck by Jeff Kinney – Tania Vian-Smith, Puffin Books

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman – Ian Lamb, Bloomsbury

The Hit by Melvin Burgess – Maura Brickell, Riot Communications, for Chicken House

How to Betray A Dragon's Hero by Cressida Cowell – Fritha Lindqvist & Harry Barker, Hodder Children's Books, with Mary Byrne, and support from Camilla Leask of Angel Publicity

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson – Lauren Ace, Macmillan Children's Books

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick – Nina Douglas, Orion

Nielsen Award for a Generic Campaign

CLIP Carnegie & Kate Greenway Medals – Alice Ingall & Liz Hyder, Riot Communications

2013 Desmond Elliott Prize – Maura Brickell, Riot Communications

Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories – Hannah McMillan, Penguin

Great Orwell Series – Mari Yamazaki, Penguin Classics, Penguin

Stoner by John Williams – Clara Nelson, Vintage Classics

The William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award – Alice Ingall & Katie Brown, Riot Communications, for William Hill

Best Direct to Digital Campaign, sponsored by Net Galley

Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories – Hannah McMillan, Penguin

Oxford Dictionary: Word of the Year – Nicola Burton, Oxford University Press

Oxford Dictionaries Online - Nicola Burton, Oxford University Press

Self Belief: The Vision Levels 106 by Jamal Edwards – Shona Abhyankar, Virgin Books Digital

Best Newcomer Award, sponsored by IndieBound UK

Basically: My Life as a Real Essex Girl by Gemma Collins – Charlotte Dollin, Ebury

Dedicated To by WB Gooderham – Leanne Oliver, Bantam

I Am Zlatan by Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Julia Murday, Penguin Books

The Numbers Game by Chris Anderson and David Sally - Matt Clacher, Viking, Penguin

Rogerson's Book of Numbers by Barnaby Rogerson – Drew Jerrison, Profile Books

Vadar's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown – Tina Mories, Chronicle Books

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