About The Unsung Heroes

Welcome to The Unsung Heroes of Publishing Awards 2019, celebrating talented specialists who work in-house or in a freelance capacity in and around the book publishing industry.

The Unsung Heroes of Publishing Awards are designed to sing the praises of the many talented specialists working under the radar to produce some of the best books in the business.

Whether you want to commend your production controller or recognise your recipe developer, this is your chance to recognise those people working hard behind the scenes to produce the brilliant books that are published every year. We’d particularly encourage you to nominate members of the freelance community. So much of publishing depends on the hard work of a very dedicated freelance community of publishing experts, but by the very nature of what they do, they are often forgotten in a book’s acknowledgements.

The finalists will be decided upon by our internal team and announced on 19th April. Winners will receive a bottle of champagne and will be interviewed about their work for the popular whitefox blog. 

Submit your nominations by 15th April for the chance to give someone the credit they deserve. We’d love to hear about your unsung heroes! 

Nominate your Unsung Hero here!

  • How can we get in touch with your nominee if they win?
  • Now tell us why you think this person deserves to be our Unsung Hero of 2019