16 March 2018

Leicester, UK 16th March 2018 - The British Book Awards has unveiled its nominees for 2018. W.F.Howes has been nominated in the Audiobook of the Year category for Kid Normal.

The British Book Awards, or Nibbies, is organised by The Bookseller and celebrates the commercial successes of publishers, authors and bookshops.

Kid Normal, the debut novel written and narrated by popular BBC Radio One personalities Greg James and Chris Smith, tells the hilarious story of Murph Cooper. On starting a new school, he discovers he’s been sent to one for superheroes by mistake. Unlike his fellow students, Murph has no special abilities whatsoever!

The audiobook’s success follows the print publication storming into the top three of the Bookseller Children’s chart. The title has gone on to feature in Tom Fletcher’s Waterstones' Club and is a candidate for Waterstones' Children’s book of the year award.

Greg James and Chris Smith took exceptional interest in the audiobook production, working closely on every aspect of the recording including narrating it themselves in their inimitable style.

The authors commented:

“When we came to record Kid Normal as an audiobook we already had a really clear idea of how it would sound - after all, audio is our day job! We knew how the characters spoke and interacted, and it was a massive joy to bring them to life in the audio version, which we're both massively proud of.”

Dominic White, Head of Publishing & Commerce at W.F.Howes commented:

“We are immensely proud that Kid Normal has been shortlisted for Audiobook of the Year. The audiobook has been a huge success with fans, particularly for its lively narration.”

The British Book Awards culminates in the stand-out event of the publishing year, The British Book Awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel in London on May 14th.

Purchase Kid Normal for your library collection.


About W.F.Howes

W.F.Howes Ltd, an RBmedia company, is the UK’s leading audiobook, digital services and large print publisher, releasing around 76 new unabridged audiobooks every month under several imprints. The publisher’s digital arm provides eAudiobook, eBook and digital magazine lending to the library market through the RBdigital platform, alongside several other platforms specialising in same-day newspapers, adult learning and language tutorial programs. For more information, visit www.wfhowes.co.uk or email info@wfhowes.co.uk.

About RBmedia

RBmedia is a global leader in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology that reaches millions of consumers — at home, in the car, and wherever their mobile devices take them. RBmedia produces exclusive titles and delivers the finest digital content — including audiobooks, streaming video, educational courses, entertainment titles, and much more. Headquartered in Landover, Maryland, RBmedia comprises an ever-expanding group of the best brands in spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology. Find out more at www.rbmediaglobal.com.

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