Digital Book World Winners Announced

[Press Release]

Digital Book Awards Winners Announced


January 14, 2014 – NEW YORK – During a gala event tonight at the Digital Book World Conference & Expo in New York City hosted by LeVar Burton, Actor and Co-Founder of  Reading Rainbow, the Digital Book World team announced the winners of the Digital Book Awards, celebrating innovation in apps and Ebook publishing. The awards recognize innovation, creativity, design and production excellence in 15 distinct digital publishing categories.


The Digital Book Awards were created to recognize the best in the burgeoning market for digital reading experiences,” said David Blansfield, President, Digital Book World (F+W Media).  “The winners we celebrated tonight were certainly that. The range of titles we evaluated, from large technology and media companies to self-published authors, was impressive, but they all had one thing in common – in their own way they’re all great stories well told, using the latest digital technology to go beyond print.”


The winners by category are:


Ebook Flowable – Adult Fiction
Eversea: A Love Story, Natasha Boyd

Ebook Flowable – Adult Non-Fiction
Cooking Light  Lighten Up, America!, Oxmoor House

Ebook Flowable – Children
Can You Survive the Titanic?: An Interactive Survival Adventure, Capstone Press

Ebook Flowable – Reference/Academic
Scotland’s Marine Atlas, On Behalf of the Scottish Government by APS Group Scotland


Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Adult Fiction

Mistress of France, Emma Boling, Beneath the Ink

Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Adult Non-Fiction
Isa Does It, Little, Brown and Company

Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Children
The Man with the Violin, Annick Press Ltd.

Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Reference/Academic
Cracking the GRE: Interactive Prep & Review for the GRE Exam, Random House Children’s Books and The Princeton Review

Ebook Fixed Format/Enhanced – Illustrated/Comics/Graphic Novels

The World Atlas of Wine iPad Edition, Octopus Publishing Group

App – Adult Fiction
Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus, Noble Beast

App – Adult Non-Fiction
The Pocket Scavenger, Penguin Group (USA) Katherine McCahill, Executive Producer; Meg Leder,

Executive Editor


App – Children
COWZAT!, Colour Me Play

App – Illustrated/Comics Graphic Novels
Go Big or Go Home: Taking Risks in Life, Love and Tattooing, HarperCollins/Harper Design

App – Reference/Academic
Disney Animated, Touch Press/Disney

Digital Cover Design

A Shiver of Sharks, Little Bahalia Publishing

Transmedia (Any Format)
The Niantic Project: Ingress, Niantic Labs at Google

The Digital Book Award for Inkling Habitat
Modernist Cuisine at Home, The Cooking Lab


“We want to thank to our sponsors, Kobo and Inkling, and our esteemed judges for their expertise and critical eye,” Blansfield said. “And a special thank you to LeVar Burton for making the first annual Digital Book Awards Gala an event to remember for our nominees, winners, and everyone in attendance.”


To view the full list of Digital Book Award winners and finalists, as well as the winners of Digital Book World’s QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) designations, please visit


About Digital Book World


Starting with the only conference designed to address the radically changing commercial publishing environment, Digital Book World ( has evolved into a year-round platform offering news, analysis and educational and networking resources for consumer publishing professionals and their partners – including agents, booksellers and technology vendors – online and in person. Digital Book World is a division of F+W Media, Inc.


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