2015 Digital Book Awards Finalists Announced

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Digital Book Award Finalists Exemplify Publishing Excellence; Winners to Be Announced at Digital Book World Conference + Expo, Jan. 13 – 15

Coveted Publishing Award Distinguishes Innovation in Ebooks, Apps

NEW YORK (Dec. 15, 2014) — What does excellence in digital publishing look like? Look no further than the finalists in the 2015 Digital Book Awards from Digital Book World, an online educational and news platform, and F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company. More than 50 titles, from publishers large and small from around the world, demonstrate publishing excellence and digital best practices. The winner in each of the categories will be named at the Digital Book Awards Gala on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. during the Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) in New York (@DigiBookWorld – #DBW15).

DBW takes place Jan. 13-15, 2015 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The conference is the largest event worldwide dedicated solely to the business of digital publishing. See conference.digitalbookworld.com for information on the event (early-bird registration rates are available) and the awards program.

“The Digital Book Awards are important for helping a young industry push boundaries, define best practices and set the bar for standards of excellence,” says Gary Lynch, group publisher with F+W’s design and publishing communities. “In the uncharted world of digital disruption, these award finalists are guiding the way to a successful and exciting future.”

Founded in 2010, the Digital Book Awards encompass all forms of digital publishing that are available to consumers, including ebooks, enhanced ebooks and apps. The program is committed to showcasing and rewarding the innovative, creative work of authors, developers and publishers – quality titles that render beautifully across different devices and formats.

2015 Digital Book Award Finalists Include:

Ebook – Flowable: Adult Fiction
An October Bride, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
Chinese Whispers, Open Road Integrated Media
Diamonds in the Sky, booksBnimble
Lunation, HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Metaphysical Dog, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Ebook – Flowable: Adult Nonfiction
Immigration, InterVarsity
Teach Us To Want, InterVarsity Press
The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball’s Greats: In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees, Little, Brown, and Company
The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook Pressure Test: Plan, Launch and Scale Your Enterprise, Expanded Edition, Wharton Digital Press
Women in Clothes, Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company

Ebook – Flowable: Children
Benji Franklin: Kid Zillionaire, Capstone Young Readers
Severn Suzuki and the Day She Silenced the World, Second Story Press
The Staff of Serapis, Disney Publishing Worldwide
You Choose: Scooby-Doo!: The Terror of the Bigfoot Beast, Capstone Young Readers

Ebook – Flowable: Reference/Academic
Following in the Family Footsteps, APS Group Scotland on behalf of Historic Scotland
Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation
Scottish Scenic Routes, APS Group Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Adult Fiction
Beneath a Marble Sky, McPherson, Beneath the Ink
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains (Enhanced Multimedia Edition), William Morrow/HarperCollins

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Adult Nonfiction
20 Ways to Track a Tiger, Wildlife Worlds-Adventures in Nature
Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient, Little, Brown, and Company
Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish on a Real Girl’s Budget, Little, Brown for Young Readers

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Children
Dr. Seuss’s ABC: Interactive Edition, Penguin Random House
How to Be a Grouch, Sesame Workshop
LEGO Ninjago Character Encyclopedia, DK Publishing
Virginia Wolf, Kids Can Press Ltd.

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Reference/Academic
Computer Organization and Design: The Hardware/Software Interface, 5th Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, an imprint of Elsevier
Introduction to Emergency Management, Butterworth-Heinemann, an imprint of Elsevier
Study It: English as a Second Language Textbook Series, Connect School of Languages

App: Adult Fiction
SHERLOCK: Interactive Adventure, HAAB Entertainment
The Garden by Ishion Hutchinson, Rocket Chair Media
The Hope We Seek by Rich Shapero, Too Far Media

App: Adult Nonfiction
Incredible Numbers, Touchpress and Profile Books
Notions+: Our Curious Culture of Consumption, 24 Notions, LLC
The Blender Girl, Ten Speed Press
The Mozart Project, Pipedreams Media

App: Children
Epic!, Epic! app
Jack and the Beanstalk, Nosy Crow
Loose Strands, Darned Sock Productions
Love: The App, Pablo Curti

App: Reference/Academic
OpenStax College: Anatomy and Physiology, OpenStax
Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912–1914, The Museum of Modern Art

The Chatsfield, Harlequin UK, Ltd.
We Are Angry, Digital Fables

Education and Learning
Booktrack Classroom, Booktrack
Discovery Education Techbook Series, Discovery Education
E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Field Trip Library, Maps.com
Spotlight on Ancient Civilizations, Rosen Publishing

Ebook Cover Design
Double Double, And Then Story Designers
I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, The Secret Mountain
The Mozart Project, Pipedreams Media
Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York, Atavist Books
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, 36 Views

The 2015 Digital Book Awards Gala will be hosted by Ira Wolfman, a publishing industry veteran, digital transformation specialist and president of POE Communications. The Digital Book Awards sponsor is Blurb (Blurb.com) and the Device Sponsor is Kobo (Kobo.com).

Visit conference.digitalbookworld.com to sign-up for DBW (early-bird registration rates are available), or e-mail digitalbookworld@fwmedia.com to enquire about attending, sponsoring or exhibiting.

About F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company
F+W is an enthusiast-focused Content and eCommerce company, serving 20 Million consumers annually via the Company’s print portfolio, ecommerce stores, extensive online education programs, trade and consumer events, popular consumer catalog brands, nationally-broadcast TV programs and more, all in service of passionate niche communities of professionals. (fwcommunity.com)

About Publishers Launch Conferences
Publishers Launch Conferences, the Digital Book World Conference + Expo partner, is a comprehensive conference/education business that addresses the urgent needs of book publishing professionals around the world. The organization was founded by two highly-respected trade publishing veterans, Michael Cader of Publishers Lunch and PublishersMarketplace.com and Mike Shatzkin of The Idea Logical Company. Publishers Launch works closely with established players and institutions throughout the publishing world, to transition to prosperity in the era of new technology, players and paradigms. (publisherslaunch.com).


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