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     Book of the Year


Winner - The Purple Book

Laurence King Publishing 



The British Book Design and Production Awards were held on 4th November 2013 at a glamorous event in central London at The Grange St Pauls Hotel. The speaker for the evening was journalist, author, comedian and producer; Will Gompertz, who kept the audience entertained throughout. 

The evening celebrated and illustrated everything that is best in British book design, with the evening seen as a flagship event in the literary calendar. With an overwhelming amount of books entered this year, the judge’s task was extremely difficult.

The main award of the evening, the Book of the Year award, went to The Purple Book from Laurence King Publishing. The judges all commended the book on its wide appeal, stating that the book set new heights in terms of quality and presentation. The judges all agreed that the “combination of materials, attention to finish, the production, concept and design”, all contributed to The Purple Book being a clear front runner.

The slogan of the 2013 awards was “always judge a book by its cover”, making the award for Best Jacket/Cover Design one of the most anticipated of the evening. The judges were extremely impressed with the category winner, Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts from Quadrille Publishing. They praised the winner, stating “the evocative imagery, quirky and striking cover successfully engages the reader”.

The quality of the awards this year was exemplary and all involved were extremely impressed with the fantastic amount of entries and the brilliant production standards involved. The awards ceremony itself was an extremely memorable evening, with the creativity and dedication of the entrants being celebrated and awarded. 

Congratulations to all the winners on their success. 



View the full list of winners & shortlisted entries   


For more information contact Heena Bulsara at the BPIF on 020 7915 8338 or email

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