TJ International Celebrates Little Island Press Win at the British Book Design and Production Awards

TJ International Celebrates Little Island Press Win at the British Book Design and Production Awards
17th Nov 2017

Little Island Press’s White Plains: Pieces & Witherlings, produced by TJ International, has won in the Literature category at last night’s British Book Design and Production Awards 2017.

The BPIF announced all the winners across 18 categories at a glittering ceremony held in the Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, central London. Independent publishers triumphed with 16 of the 18 prizes going to indie publishers and small presses.

The judges, whose combined skills covered the print, design, publishing and book binding sectors, had the challenging task of studying a record 664 entries before producing the prestigious list of finalists. The Best Jacket/Cover Design category continued to attract the highest number of entrants, with a record 105 submissions.

Opening the evening, BPIF chief executive Charles Jarrold pointed to the continued increase in sales of printed books, defying some expectations that the medium would be eclipsed by e-readers.

“It’s been another year of proving that people love books,” he said. “The book world is in rude health. It is creative, vibrant, and competitive.”

Angus Clark (CEO) and Andy Vosper (Deputy CEO) represented TJ International on the night. Both were delighted to hear that printing for the White Plains: Pieces & Witherlings was ‘(…) excellent and sharp, making this books a pleasure to read’.

Leslie Gerry Editions were the outright winners of the evening, claiming the top spot in the Photographic Books, Art/Architecture Monographs category with their book Havana, as well as winning the coveted Book of the Year category for the same title. The judges agreed that Havana was in a ‘class of its own’, stating that the ‘striking photography, exceptional paper choice and accomplished binding’ made the book ‘unequaled in every degree.’

The glittering event was a night to remember, and was a wonderful celebration of the talent, technology and dedication of those who produce the country’s finest books.