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20 March 2017

The Quarto Group shortlisted for two 2017 British Book Awards, including Publisher of the Year

The Quarto Group is pleased to announce that it is one of eight publishers shortlisted for the prestigious Publisher of the Year award in the 2017 British Book Awards. In addition, Group Director of Foreign Rights, Karine Marko is shortlisted in the Rights Professional of The Year category.

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, is managed by trade publication The Bookseller and is the definitive event for honouring the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops. The Nibbies brings together books of the year with trade accolades such as publisher of the year and book retailer of the year. 

In the Publisher of the Year category, Quarto is shortlisted alongside Michael Joseph (Penguin Random House), Penguin General (PRH), Quercus (Hachette), Little Brown Book Group (Hachette), HarperCollins, Pan Macmillan and Transworld (PRH).

Commenting on the shortlist, The Bookseller said: "The Quarto Group shows that a publisher does not need to scale the bestseller lists to have a remarkable year. Its 45 imprints are growing into a powerhouse in illustrated non-fiction, and its children's rights teams have had a very strong 2016."

In the Foreign Rights Professional of the Year category, the people shortlisted alongside Karine Marko are from Penguin Random House, Little, Brown Book Group, Hachette Children's, Summersdale and Nosy Crow. The Bookseller commented:  "Karine Marko leads a team that have sold foreign rights to around 50 countries and had a best-ever year in 2016."

Marcus Leaver, Chief Executive of The Quarto Group, commented: "Well done to everyone at Quarto and especially to Karine and her talented team for this recognition. We're very proud to be included on this list. It is a testament to the hard work, passion and ambition of our teams around the world."

The full shortlist is available here and was first announced at London Book Fair. The Award Ceremony will take place in central London on 8 May.


For further information please contact:

Marcus Leaver, CEO
Dorothée de Montgolfier, Group Director of Communications
+44 (0) 20 7700 9002
Bell Pottinger
Elly Williamson
+44 (0) 20 3772 2573


About The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated book publisher. Our mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world. 

Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest.

Quarto sells books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need.

Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange. 

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.