Renard wins award

31 July 2023

We’re delighted to say that Renard’s publisher, Will Dady, won this year’s Ola Gotkowska Young Publisher of the Year Award (2023) at the Independent Publishing Awards. More information can be found on the IPG’s website here. The judges said:

‘Will Dady of Renard Press has single-handedly built a new literary publisher on tiny resources and increased sales and acquired another small publisher in 2022. Judges liked his commitment to diversity and support of charities and LGBTQAI+ communities… Will is clearly very entrepreneurial and he publishes books with feeling and meaning.’

Renard Press was also shortlisted for the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award (along with our pals Guppy Books) and the HP Sustainability Award. Judges said:

‘Renard Press is shortlisted here for the second year in a row. It increased its sales and acquired another small publisher in 2022, and impressed with its support for under-represented authors and sustainability… Renard is a great example of an independent publisher that started out with few resources but a very strong sense of what they want to achieve. It’s got a philanthropic as well as entrepreneurial streak… it’s a force for good.’

‘Renard Press says it is among the world’s first climate-positive publishers, minimising its carbon footprint and offsetting the remainder. It funds one tree planting for every direct order, uses only renewable energy and has eliminated plastic from order processing… The ambition and commitment to sustainability from such a small operation is fantastic and commendable. A lot of thought has gone into the work.’

Renard Press was also a regional finalist for London in the 2023 British Book Awards.