15th October, 2019
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Troubador celebrates book prize success
Here at Troubador we are celebrating after being shortlisted – and winning – multiple book prizes in the UK and internationally. Firstly, the Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year Awards has shortlisted two Troubador titles for its motoring book awards. These Awards are recognised as the most prestigious awards to be bestowed in the automotive publishing industry The shortlisted titles are The Blunt End of the Grid (Dave Roberts, The Book Guild) is one of six books selected for the Motoring Book of the Year Award – which is presented for an exceptional book with wide appeal while RGS Atalantas (Alan Shattock, Matador) is shortlisted for the Specialist Motoring Book of the Year awarded for a book which is judged to be a feat of impeccable research and flawless writing. The winner of the RAC Motoring Book of the Year Awards will be announced on the 30th October 2019 at a ceremony in London.
“The Royal Automobile Club Motoring Book of the Year awards have become synonymous with celebrating the best automotive books, authors and publishers out there. This year the judges had an overwhelming response with entries representing 18 different publishing houses. With the outstanding quality and diversity of books published, it’s been the toughest judging year yet. I can’t wait to see who will come out on top,” said Peter Read, Chairman of the RAC’s Motoring Committee.
As well as receiving praise for its two shortlisted titles within the motoring genre, Troubador is also celebrating after Coffee and Wine (Morten Scholer, Matador) received first prize at the 2019 Gourmand International Book Awards (Coffee Category), beating 14 other titles. The Gourmand International Book awards honour the best food and wine books in the world and Morten received his award in Macao, China. Not only has this highly regarded book impressed Gourmand judges, but it was also shortlisted at the International Organisation of Vine and Wine’s book awards, receiving a special mention for its detailed examination of its topic.
The recognition Troubador is receiving in these major book awards demonstrates the editorial and design excellence of its publishing programme. These successes show why Troubador is the number one self-publishing publishing company in the UK, with its imprints Matador and Book Guild. Jeremy Thompson, Troubador’s Managing Director comments: ‘We are very proud of all our authors – but it is especially exciting when the books we help authors to publish are recognised by prestigious awards for their high standard of content and design.’