Claire Fenby is an award-winning book marketer and content creator based in London. She has been sharing her love of reading on YouTube for over 10 years and has created a passionate community of readers. From being a founding member of One More Chapter to working as Digital Marketing Manager at Boldwood Books, Claire’s professional career is dedicated to championing authors and readers of romantic fiction.
‘I’m truly honoured to be shortlisted for the Media Star of the Year award and I’m in awe of the women who stand alongside me. Championing romance fiction and supporting incredible writers is my dream job so it means so much that this award is nominated by the RNA members. I really believe that books can change the world and I’m proud to be a small part of the process.’
Laura James, the RNA Industry Awards organiser, added, ‘I congratulate each and every finalist and thank them and the industry for the unwavering love they show writers and readers of romantic fiction.’
The awards have been held for the past eight years and are highly respected in the UK publishing industry. The finalists are nominated by the full and probationary membership of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, with a panel of independent judges selecting the shortlists.
The award categories are: The Romantic Bookseller of the Year, Inclusion Award, Indie Champion of the Year, Library or Librarian of the Year, Indie Editor of the Year, Cover Designer of the Year, Narrator of the Year, Media Star of the Year, Agent of the Year, and Publisher and / or Editor of the Year.
The winners of the ten awards will be announced during the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Winter Party and Industry Awards ceremony, which is being held at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, 8-14 Cooper’s Row, London EC3N 2BQ, on Friday 11th November 2022 at 6.30pm.
Social media: @Claire_Fenby
This year’s awards are sponsored by ProWritingAid, a manuscript editing software programme with in-app video learning for writers.