PRESS RELEASE 17th MARCH 2021
Sweet Cherry wins Midland’s Small Press of the Year
Independent children’s book publisher, Sweet Cherry, has been selected as a Regional and Country Winner for the Small Press of the Year in the Midlands region and is now in the running to be crowned Small Press of the Year at The British Book Awards 2021.
Hosted by The Bookseller, the judging panel for the awards praised the Leicester-based publishing house’s efforts in 2020:
“Export sales doubled in 2020, and UK and e-book revenue rose nearly as much. With half of its management from BAME backgrounds, it is well ahead of the game on diversity.”
Sweet Cherry hit record-breaking sales in 2020 despite being based in Leicester, one of the longest-suffering UK cities during the pandemic. Staff have been working home since March 2020 and the company has been able to publish its new children’s books as planned.
Lara Clift, Publisher and Sales Director at Sweet Cherry, said: “We are over the moon to have won the regional finalist award in the Midlands. The team has worked so hard during the pandemic and we could not be any happier!”
More regional winners can be found here and the full shortlist for the awards will be announced on Friday 19th March 2021.
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For more information please contact:
Divia Kainth – Marketing and Publicity Executive
Sweet Cherry is an independently owned children’s book publisher based in Leicester.
We believe that all children should have access to great stories and aim to make reading fun for ages 0-14.