Thursday 31 January 2019

London Book Fair 2019 is back again with the UK Book Blog Awards!

The UK Book Blog Awards at the London Book Fair 2019. A Book Podcast of the Year category has been added to the awards this year, joining the three returning categories: Book Blogger of the Year, Bookstagrammer of the Year and BookTuber of the Year.

Celebrating the important contribution of social media influencers to the book industry, the UK Book Blog Awards debuted last year, with winners including popular blog The Literary Edit, Bookstagrammer Faroukh Naseem, and YouTuber Lauren Wade.

This year’s judging panel will include Rosie Beaumont-Thomas (Waterstones), Paul Black (Andersen Press) and author Shahroo Izadi (The Kindness Method).

It's official! The hunt to find the most influential book bloggers, bookstagrammers, book podcasters and booktubers of 2019 in the UK is on! click here to find out more

Press release: London, 9 January 2019: The London Book Fair is delighted to announce the return of the UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF, with a new category being added for Book Podcast of the Year.

Bloggers, social media influencers, members of the publishing industry, and the general public are invited to contribute nominations for Book Podcast of the Year, as well as for the three returning categories: Book Blogger of the Year, Bookstagrammer of the Year and BookTuber of the Year.

Once the shortlist has been revealed, a panel of judges will select one winner in each category, who will be honoured at a special awards ceremony at The London Book Fair. Building on the success of last year’s programme, the Fair will include seminars and networking events focused on bringing the social media influencer community closer to the publishing world.

Vote Now for your favourite or most influential Book Blogger, Bookstaggrammer, BookTuber or Book Podcaster of the Year. Do it now! Voting closes 1st Feb at 5 pm

Book Blogger of the Year
Bookstagrammer of the Year
BookTuber of the Year
Book Podcaster of the Year

Helen Clifford, Marketing Manager at The London Book Fair commented:
“Social media is a vital part of the publishing landscape, and the addition of a podcast category award highlights the growing number of ways in which influencers help promote authors and their titles. We are thrilled to recognise the important link between the influencer community and publishing once again with the UK Book Blog Awards @ LBF.”
The awards are open to any UK based book blogger, YouTuber, podcaster or Instagrammer. To put forward a nomination, or to nominate your own blog/podcast/Instagram account/YouTube channel visit:

For further information please contact Ben McCluskey at Midas Public Relations on 0207 361 7860

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So, this is happening and can I just say finally! It's about time the UK book industry took note of the effective marketing machine on social media powered by hungry and happy bookworms. Bookbloggers, Bookstagrammers and Booktubers who create hype, share their recommendations and reviews all over social media are an underrated tool of the publishing world.
Enter your favourite Bookbloggers, Bookstagrammers and Booktubers, and you can even enter your own BookBlog, Bookstagramm or BookTube!


- THE UK BOOK BLOG AWARDS 2019 are open to any blogger, YouTuber, podcaster or Instagrammer featuring books, who is based in the UK.

- Blogs, Instagram profiles, podcasts and YouTube channels can be entered by the brand owners, affiliates, or members of the public.

- The deadline for entries is Friday 1st February 2019 (the “Closing Date”).

- Judging: a panel of expert judges will decide a shortlist of three entries per category, one of whom will be the overall winner in each category.

- The Judges’ decision is final on all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.

- If the judging panel feels that none of the entries in a category reaches the standard outlined to them   in guidance notes, The London Book Fair may (under exceptional circumstances) cancel the category.

- The Winners will be announced at The London Book Fair, 12-14 March 2019

ENTER Book Blogger of the Year

ENTER Bookstagrammer of the Year

ENTER BookTuber of the Year

ENTER Book Podcaster of the Year

London Book Fair Show Dates
Tue 12th March 2019:  09:00 - 18:30
Wed 13th March 2019: 09:00 - 18:30
Thu 14th March 2019:  09:00 - 17:00

Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX

Download the London Book Fair app here

Do you have a favourite Bookblogger, Bookstagrammer or BookTuber? Go ahead and nominate them now!

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