Praised by the judges for their “international reach, plus the breadth of their global audio publishing, and their commitment to translating into multiple languages and reaching new territories”, Saga Egmont beat out publishing heavyweights Penguin Random House and Macmillan Audio to claim the accolade.
“Saga Egmont have a clear mission. We believe all books should be available to everyone, everywhere. This means that we as a publisher focus on growing with the modern consumer and embracing developments in the industry to make books available to more people and bring more income to our authors. We are grateful to the London Book Fair for recognising this effort and focus, says Lasse Korsemann Horne, Publishing Director.
Editor-in-Chief for Saga Egmont’s English catalogue, Nikoline Nordfred Eriksen comments: “This award acknowledges Saga Egmont’s position within the global audiobook scene. We are no longer “just” market leaders in the Nordics but across all of Europe and the Spanish speaking world, and with new high-profile partnerships with UK based publishers we have also claimed our space in the English-speaking world. For our work to be recognized by the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards is simply wonderful.”
Bringing the written word to life through the medium of audio and distributing our books globally so that readers from all over the world can access and enjoy them is one of the many ways Saga Egmont wants to make sure that books never go out of print.
“We are fortunate enough to work with an incredible network of partners, studios and narrators who believe in our ethos and work so hard to help us bring this to fruition. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our goal of building a catalogue as varied and diverse as our readers.”Nikoline Nordfred Eriksen