Specsavers have been announced as headline sponsor of the UK National Book Awards 2012
SPECSAVERS will be headline sponsor of the National Book Awards in a two year sponsorship deal announced on 17th September.
The new deal with Specsavers follows the previous 5-year partnership with Galaxy. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of the Publishing Industry’ the awards will continue to showcase the best of British writing & publishing, celebrating books with wide popular appeal, critical acclaim and commercial success.
This sponsorship extends Specsavers long-term affliation with reading and ventures with Cactus TV by adding The National Book Awards to their ongoing support for The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards. Specsavers have 750 branches in the UK, many of which will provide a further High Steet promotional platform for the best Books of 2012 with Official National Book Awards POS instore.
Check the official website for more details and constant updates:www.nationalbookawards.co.uk
Submissions for the Awards
The National Book Awards are now OPEN for title submissions.
Any member of the trade can nominate any eligible title, but we will be issuing a call for submissions to publishers later this afternoon. Submissions will be taken online at www.nationalbookawards.co.uk
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 7th October. The National Book Awards Academy (a body of over 750 individuals throughout the Industry) will review the nominations and shortlisted titles will be announced to the media on Monday 12th November 2012.