Two of our children’s authors have been nominated for the inaugural TikTok Book Awards for UK and Ireland. Both Benjamin Dean and Lex Croucher were nominated for Author of the Year,  with the recent shortlist announcing Lex as one of four finalists in the category.

BookTok has become a powerful force in the publishing scene, raking gaining over 157 billion views amongst the book-loving community, driving the resurgence of book sales and launching new authors careers. In celebration of the success of titles, authors, content and creators that have shaped this unique platform, TikTok have launched their first ever Book Awards, allowing the community to vote for their winning authors in-app. The longlist of nominees was curated based on BookTok data as well as publisher contributions, then reviewed by a judging panel of experts to form a shortlist.

We’re so thrilled and proud to see our authors included in this brand new award and to be apart of this dynamic, expanding online book community.

Congratulations Lex and Benjamin for your nominations!