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CILIP and Nielsen Book announce major new partnership

16 July 2019  
Posted by: Gus MacDonald
CILIP and Nielsen Book announce major new partnership

CILIP, the library and information association, is proud to announce a new two-year partnership with Nielsen Book that includes sponsorship of CILIP’s Building a Nation of Readers campaign and National Libraries Week.

The partnership highlights Nielsen Book’s commitment to supporting libraries, librarianship and the book trade. Building on their existing work together, CILIP and Nielsen will collaborate on their common vision of a vibrant, sustainable library, book and e-book ecosystem, promoting readership and diversity for all ages. Jo Shaw, Sales Director, Book Discovery & Commerce Solutions at Nielsen Book said; “We are really excited to be embarking on this new partnership with CILIP, continuing to build on the close working relationship we’ve enjoyed for many years. Nielsen Book has been at the heart of the industry for more than 100 years and showing our support for the changing shape of this sector through the meaningful work that CILIP does is hugely important to us.” Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP added, “I am delighted to be working with Nielsen Book on these two vital campaigns, Building a Nation of Readers and Libraries Week. With their help we are working with stakeholders across the book trade to support a vibrant and diverse community of readers, publishers, librarians and traders. Through Nielsen’s continued support of Libraries Week we are able to deliver enhanced advocacy and political support on a local and national level working with politicians, key library stakeholders, library staff and supporters to promote the essential work of the sector and the role they play at the heart of the communities they serve.”

Libraries Week is a weeklong celebration of the nation’s much-loved libraries with a focus this year on celebrating libraries in a digital age. Libraries Week takes place between the 7th and 12th October and will showcase how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, and encouraging digital participation and inclusion.

As a leading provider of services to the book industry, Nielsen Book aids the discovery and purchase, distribution and measurement of book borrowing to help libraries meet the needs of their users. Join in the #LibrariesWeek conversation and find out more at

1. About Libraries Week

Libraries Week is organised by CILIP, the library and information association, and supported by partners including Arts Council England, The Reading Agency, Libraries Connected, London Libraries, the Leadership for Libraries Taskforce and the School Libraries Association.

Join in the #LibrariesWeek conversation and sign up as a library supporter at

2. About Building a Nation of Readers

CILIP’s Building a Nation of Readers campaign seeks to build long-term relationships between book industry partners including authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors and libraries. Through industry events, CILIP will bring together key stakeholders from across the book trade to share perspectives, identify common challenges and opportunities for collaborations and improvement. The first event was held in May 2019 and CILIP is looking ahead to another meeting of industry representatives later in the year.

3. About Nielsen Book

Nielsen Book is a leading provider of search, discovery, commerce, consumer research and retail sales analysis services globally. Nielsen runs the Registration Agencies (ISBN and SAN Agencies for UK & Ireland), provides search and discovery products through its Nielsen BookData product range, electronic trading via Nielsen BookNet and PubEasy services, retail sales analysis via Nielsen BookScan and consumer research through its Books and Consumer Survey. The company is wholly owned by Nielsen.

4. About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen's Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services for all devices on which content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry's only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen also provides its clients with analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population.

Published: 17 July 2019

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