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OUP crowned Publisher of the Year

OUP crowned Publisher of the Year

18 March 2016

OUP was named Publisher of the Year last night (17 March) at the annual APS (Academic, Professional and Specialist) Awards, held at Wotton House in Surrey.

Crowned Publisher of the Year, OUP also claimed a second prize, with Stevie Thompson (pictured right with OUP's account manager, Oliver Willis) chosen as Rep of the Year.

The judges said of Thompson: “He is an excellent communicator who maintains a great working relationship and is attuned to individual branches’ needs.”

John Smith’s, a major UK book retailer that works exclusively with universities, also won the Chain Bookseller of the Year, and Blackwell’s academic book seller received the Innovation Prize for its launch of Blackwell Learning—an online platform for e-textbooks.

Scott Hamilton, APS committee chairman and head of retail sales for Blackwell’s, said: “This year’s winners demonstrate the level of talent, innovation and drive that is so prevalent across our industry. And the fact that each category was such a close call—with so many nominees receiving high marks from the judges—is testament to the academic publishing sector.”