Submissions for the 2016 Cross Sports Book Awards are now closed – if you have any queries with submissions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap.
2016 is the 14th Sports Book Awards ceremony, held for the 4th year at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 1st June.
SkySports TV will again broadcast the awards show & our media partners; Talksport and The Times are supporting the surrounding sports book retail campaign which will run in the weeks leading up to Father’s Day on 19th June.
All sports books, published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2015, are eligible.
However, different editions of titles shortlisted in last year’s awards are ineligible for submission.
Timing: it is anticipated that the key winning titles in each of the relevant categories could be available in a paperback format for the winners campaign during May/June 2016.
Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.
Please send 1 copy of each submitted title to CSBA C/O AGILE MARKETING, Magnolia House, 172 Winsley Rd, Bradford on Avon, Wilts, BA15 1NY, UK.
Jan- March: Judging process takes place reviewing sports books published during 2015.
End-March: Confidential shortlist released to publishers, Booksellers Association, major retailers, libraries and supermarkets to plan retail campaign.
End-April: Awards launch & shortlist campaign phase. Media coverage for each category, official POS launched including magazines, posters and official stickers made available to publishers.
1st June: Awards ceremony after dinner at Lord’s Cricket Ground & TV Highlights show broadcast on SkySports TV.
June: Winners campaign phase up to Father’s Day. Widespread media coverage for the category winners, official winners POS launched.