Constellation Named Exclusive Global Sponsor of the Publishing Innovation Awards

Publishing Innovation Awards for ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book appsDigital Book World announced today that Constellation, the leading digital platform for independent publishers, has been named exclusive global sponsor of the Publishing Innovation Awards. The Publishing Innovation Awards, now in their second year, celebrate the best in e-books, enhanced e-books, and book apps, and will be awarded at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo awards gala on January 23rd, 2012. There Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer of The Perseus Books Group, will act as keynote speaker. Award submissions will be accepted until November 1st at the PIA website.

“Constellation’s continuing digital leadership and their position digitally powering over 275 publishers globally make them a perfect partner for the Publishing Innovation Awards,” said David Blansfield, President of F+W Media. “Their broad platform – from conversion, to distribution, to discovery to education on best practices made them a natural fit.”

“Perseus has a tradition of innovation in publishing, and is constantly working at the frontiers of the industry’s transformation to digital,” said Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer for the The Perseus Books Group. “We launched our Constellation platform in 2008 to help publishers accelerate their transition to digital and take advantage of the new opportunities this evolving landscape offers to reach new readers, improve speed to market, and drive discovery.  At this time of exciting experimentation and reinvention in our industry, we are pleased to sponsor The Publishing Innovation Awards.”

Recognizing innovation, usability, user experience and quality design, the Publishing Innovation Awards celebrate excellence in 21st century digital publishing in 14 categories, both traditionally and self-published. All entries in ebooks and enhanced ebooks for the Publishing Innovation Awards will be evluated for the QED Seal, which stands for Quality, Excellence, Design. The QED is the first-ever independent, third-party assessment of an e-book’s basic production standards, a reader-centric award that lets e-book consumers know that their purchase will render correctly, no matter where or how they choose to read.

Founded in 2010, the Digital Book World Conference and Expo is the industry-leading annual event exclusively focused on the challenges and opportunities inherent in digital media. Its mission is to provide a forum for publishing executives and related professionals to illuminate issues and trends, share insights, find solutions and seize opportunities in the fast-changing, fast-growing digital publishing marketplace.

About Digital Book World

The Digital Book World community features the annual Digital Book World Conference, online community and educational programs, the Publishing Innovation Awards and QED Seal, and the inaugural StoryWorld Conference + Expo.  All are properties of F+W Media, Inc.

About Constellation

Constellation is the most complete digital service for publishers. Constellation offers digital conversion, eBook sales and distribution, digital asset management, digital marketing tools, digital printing, online sampling. Custom-built for publishers, Constellation provides digital reach, power and control. For more information visit us at: http://www.constellationdigital.com/.

For more information about the Publishing Innovation Awards, contact: matthew(dot)mullin(at)fwmedia(dot)com

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