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SOURCE Edward Elgar Publishing,
CHELTENHAM, England, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Edward Elgar Publishing, a leading international academic publisher headquartered in Cheltenham, has won the award for Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the annual industry awards hosted by The Bookseller in London on Monday 12th May.
This is the second time in as many years that Edward Elgar Publishing has won the award and comes three months after the firm was awarded the Frankfurt Book Fair Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year award by the Independent Publishers Guild.
The award recognized Edward Elgar Publishing's successful transition to digital publishing, rising print book, as well as electronic sales and the entrepreneurial approach of the firm. The judges also highlighted exceptional author care and high recommendation rate. Beating five other companies nominated in the category, The Bookseller judging panel noted that:
It is the second time this category has been given at The Bookseller Industry Awards - and the second time Edward Elgar Publishing has won it.
Success this time around is on the back of a year of record sales. Like many publishers in these sectors, Edward Elgar has transformed itself into a digital rather than print-led company, its Elgaronline platform is now bedded in and providing fast-growing direct sales to libraries. And like many independents, it has used its agility to respond nimbly to new opportunities: stepping up its activity in emerging markets and forging into new segments of publishing.
Edward Elgar also shows how careful husbandry of a list, authors and staff can pay off in terms of stability and sales. It constantly tightens the nuts and bolts of its publishing, appears extremely popular among the authors and institutions that supply its content, and has an enviably low staff turnover. Its worldwide marketing campaigns are smart too.
"Edward Elgar has terrific numbers and exceptional author care - so important in this area of publishing," said the judges.
Tim Williams, Managing Director, said:
"Everyone at Edward Elgar Publishing is delighted to have won this prestigious award for a second time. It is wonderful recognition for our dedicated staff, exceptional authors and the booksellers around the world who have worked with us to make Elgaronline a success. I am particularly pleased that the ethos we have for excellent author care has been acknowledged by the judges."
Notes to Editors
Founded in 1986, Edward Elgar Publishing is a leading international family publisher in economics, business and management, law and the social sciences. We have successfully created a prestigious list with over 5,000 titles in print, publishing over 350 new books a year.
Specializing in research monographs, reference books and upper-level textbooks in highly focused areas, we are able to offer a unique service in terms of editorial, production and worldwide marketing.
We have three offices, Cheltenham and Camberley in the UK and Northampton, MA, US.
Edward Elgar Publishing main website http://www.e-elgar.com
The online content platform for Edward Elgar Publishing http://www.elgaronline.com/
Blog for authors of Edward Elgar Publishing http://elgarblog.wordpress.com/
Tim Williams, Managing Director:
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