Posted by Rachel Westall on 30 March 2023
Devon based David & Charles bring home industry award again for 2023. David & Charles, the independent publishing house, started in Newton Abbot in 1960 now based in Exeter, have returned once more with ‘Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year’.
The Independent Publishers Guild awards were held on March 22nd at London's OXO Tower and brings publishers from across the country together to celebrate their success throughout the industry. Publishing houses including Bloomsbury, Canongate, and Nosy Crow were in attendance, alongside industry names and sponsors like Gardners, The Bookseller and ReadMedia.
David & Charles, who specialise in Art, Craft and Wellbeing books and card decks brought home the same award for the first time in 2021. Nominated also for the Deanta International Award and Virtusales Metadata Award, David & Charles were among some talented and successful publishers from across the UK. The award, which praises publishers for their success within a specialist category, was accepted by Ame Verso, Publishing Director for David & Charles. Here's what Managing Director James Woollam had to say: "We were delighted to win this award for a second time and it is a great reflection of all the hard work put in by the team and just recognition for our fantastic authors. Congratulations to the other nominees and winners, and thank you to the judges and the IPG."
When talking of the win, the judges said, "David & Charles is the Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year for the second time. It has successfully expanded beyond its core arts and crafts categories, with new focus on wellbeing, books-plus ranges and craft kits. Judges liked its high production standards, superb digital marketing and global reach. A judge said, "To achieve all they've done just a few years after a management buyout is very impressive. It's a classic specialist independent that owns its niche."
To see David & Charles' range of products, please visit: www.davidandcharles.com