Beatnik named publisher of the year in Bologna, Oceania

New Zealand publisher of Aotearoa, Beatnik Publishing, is the winner of the Oceania category of the 2022 Bologna Prize for best children’s publisher of the year.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair, which created the award in conjunction with the Association of Italian Publishers and the International Association of Publishers, said Beatnik had “enriched the New Zealand publishing scene over the past 15 years through its strong sense of quality and beauty” and that the publisher’ works closely with authors, poets, artists and local businesses to bring books to life with clean design and rich content. ‘.

New Zealand’s Aotearoa Huia Publishers and Australian publishers Affirm Press, EK Books and Magabala Books have been shortlisted alongside Beatnik in this year’s Oceania category.

The 2022 winners in all categories are:

  • Africa: New Africa Books, Republic of South Africa
  • Asia: Samir Publisher, Lebanon
  • Central/South America: El Naranjo, Mexico
  • Europe: Liels a mazs, Latvia
  • North America: Mr. Ed, Canada
  • Oceania: Beatnik Publishing, New Zealand.

Created in 2013, the Bologna Prize is awarded by publishers and publishers’ associations and highlights “publishers at the forefront of innovation in their activity for the creative nature of the editorial choices they have made during the previous year “. New Zealand publisher of Aotearoa, Oratia Media, was the 2021 winner in the Oceania category.

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