In comparison with previous years, the list of those in the publishing industry is shorter for 2010. Congratulations go to:
- Ronald Gordon (Dick) King -Smith for services to children's literature.
- Ms Lauren Child, author and illustrator for services to literature.
- Ms Anthea Bell for services to literature and literary translation.
- Lemn Sissay, poet and performer for services to literature.
- Ms Helen Fraser, lately MD of Penguin UK for services to the publishing industry.