Woodhead Publishing has been announced as a contender for the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic & Professional Publisher of the Year award at this year’s Independent Publishing Awards.
The judging panel listed Woodhead’s consistently strong sales and incomparable knowledge of the field among its reasons for being shortlisted: ‘Woodhead Publishing achieved record sales in 2012—in this case for the 12th successive year. It followed substantial growth in many key export territories and across Woodhead’s online business. Judges considered it a textbook example of owner-run publishing. “Woodhead has built up an unrivalled knowledge of its niche subjects and customers. It has a very clear vision and strategies and sticks rigorously to them.”’
On hearing of being shortlisted, Martin Woodhead, Managing Director, said, "We are delighted to be shortlisted for this prestigious award, which is a great reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff in producing books on science and technology to the highest possible standards. We face stiff competition and so we'll be keeping everything crossed on the night."
Also shortlisted for the award are Bloomsbury Publishing’s Academic and Professional Division, Edward Elgar Publishing and Liverpool University Press. The winners of all 13 awards will be announced at a Gala Dinner during the IPG’s Annual Conference on Thursday 7 March 2013 at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.
Woodhead Publishing was the winner of The London Book Fair International Achievement of the Year Award at the IPG Independent Publishing Awards in 2012.