We're thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year - alongside a 44 strong shortlist of the best of UK indie presses. We couldn't be prouder to be flying the flag for indie publishing in Wales, alongside the wonderful Firefly Press and New Welsh Review.
The announcement included a specific mention of one of our highlights of 2020:
"A number of those shortlisted also published break-out books in 2020 including Not the Booker Prize winner Hello Friend We Missed You by Richard Owain Roberts (Parthian Books)"
And went on to credit all the people and organisations we'd also very much like to thank for helping us through this year:
“The shortlist speaks to how driven and agile these businesses are, but also how well supported they are by readers, booksellers, and their authors and illustrators. For some there was also targeted support from organisations such as Arts Council England, Books Council Wales, Creative Scotland and Arts Council Ireland—money well spent at a time of real threat to the sector."
Diolch to all our reader, friends and supporters - we wouldn't be here without you.
Regional and country winners will be announced March 17th. See the full shortlist here.