Young Publishing Entrepreneurs – Shortlist Revealed

Posted on April 3, 2008 in Uncategorized

The British Council and the London Book Fair have announced the shortlist for their second UK Young Publishing Entrepreneur award.

The award was launched in 2007, when it was presented to Clare Christian, MD of The Friday Project.
The award is open to individuals aged between 25 and 35, working within a publishing house in any capacity. They must demonstrate entrepreneurial skills and the potential to be a future leader in the industry in the UK and internationally. 
The shortlist is as follows:
Tom Chalmers, MD of Legend Press
Helen Conford, Editorial Director of Penguin Press
Ed Faulkner, Editorial Director at Virgin Books
Ele Fountain, Senior Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury
Poppy Hampson, Editor at Chatto and Windus
Emma Hayley, Publising Director of SelfMadeHero
The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the judging panel on 11th April and the award will be presented at the London Book Fair on 16th April. Together with two runners-up, he or she will win a 10-day trip to Argentina, which will provide an insight into the publishing industry there. The winner will also become part of the British Council’s international network of young creative entrepreneurs and attend the British Book Industry awards in Brighton in May.
The winner of the International Young Publishing Entrepreneur award will also be announced on 16th April at the London Book Fair. The winner will be chosen from a shortlist of nine finalists, from locations including Egypt, Slovenia and Yemen.