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Liverpool University Press prize reflects 'consistent success'

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The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) has announced 2015's IPG Award Winners, with Liverpool University Press scooping up the Frankfurt Book Fair gong for Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year.

LUP is the first university press to win the award, and joins recent recipients such as SAGE Publications and Bloomsbury Academic.

Regarding LUP's recent work, the judges noted: 'Liverpool University Press is another publisher to win an award after several years as a runner-up. It has been shortlisted here for the last three years — proof of its consistent success against heavyweight competition.

'Judges singled out its nimble approach and innovation, demonstrated in commissioning, partnerships and the securing of JISC funding to explore new e-textbook models. It does a lot of things you wouldn’t expect from a university press and thinks outside the usual confines of publishing.'

Liverpool University Press managing director Anthony Cond said: 'University presses make a vital and often unsung contribution to the scholarly ecosystem. Liverpool University Press is an outstanding example of a talented team working in partnership with authors and editors to produce consistently excellent publications.'