01 Dec The British Book Design and Production Awards

Last Thursday, the Special Limited Edition hardback of The Box of Demons was shortlisted in the Children’s Trade category at the British Book Design and Production awards. Unfortunately it didn’t win: the prize was scooped by The Imaginary, but since that scooped Book of the Year as well at least we can say we were beaten by the supreme champion! I wasn’t at the ceremony, but I’m told The Box of Demons was Highly Commended. Of course I can’t take any of the credit – that deservedly goes to Chris Riddell, who drew the cover; my editor Rachel Petty, who conceived it; and Macmillan Children’s Books’ design and production teams – but I’m still very proud. I’m very lucky to have had these amazing people working on the book, and it’s great to see their work recognized.

The organisers made this nice little video of the book being opened, which I am totally going to steal for when I do presentations:

The Box of Demons Special Edition is available exclusively through independent bookshops. We’re down to the last few copies now – it’s a limited run of 2000 before it comes out in paperback in January – so it you want to get hold of one (maybe as a Christmas present…) then head to your nearest indie, or try these online outlets:

Palas Print, Caernarfon ships internationally, plus gets super bonus points for being based in North Wales, like the book itself.
Goldsboro Books, London  also ships internationally
Cole’s Books, Oxford
Word Power ships internationally
Foyles. The UK’s largest independent bookseller. Delivery is free within the UK, and they’ll ship internationally for a fee. You can also click and collect from their stores.

Many other independent booksellers sell online through Hive (ships within EU) or will arrange an online order via email. Check your local indie’s website for details.



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