Winners of the 2015 Digital Book Awards Announced at Gala Hosted by Ira Wolfman

The Digital Book Awards celebrate quality and innovation in digital content. Each year, award winners and finalists in fifteen categories illustrate the cutting edge of digital publishing, showcasing creative approaches to design, technology integration and e-reading experiences.

The awards encompass all forms of digital content available to readers as ebooks, enhanced digital books and apps, to highlight and reward the work of authors, developers and publishers.

Winners of the 2015 Digital Book Awards were announced at a gala dinner held in New York City and hosted by Ira Wolfman, President of POE Communications, on Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

Finalists by category are listed below. Winners are highlighted in blue.

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

Transmedia
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

[Press Release]

Digital Book Award Winners Revealed at Digital Book World Conference + Expo

Honorees Represent the Standard for Excellence in Ebooks and Apps

NEW YORK (Jan. 15, 2015) — Encompassing all forms of digital publishing that are available to consumers – including ebooks, enhanced ebooks and apps – the prestigious Digital Book Awards program recognized the best of the best in various categories on the evening of Jan. 14 in New York.
“The digital publishing industry today is bursting with energy, innovation, ideas – and thousands of products,” said Ira Wolfman, publishing veteran, digital transformation specialist and president of POE Communications, who hosted the Digital Book Awards. “The Digital Book Awards are devoted to identifying those eBooks and book apps that are the most successful and significant. This year’s list of nominees and winners offers inspiring examples to eBook developers, and invaluable guidance to consumers looking for high quality, exciting content.”

Gary Lynch, vice president/group publisher with F+W’s design and publishing communities, said, “Congratulations to all of the Digital Book Award winners. Each showcases the innovative, creative work of authors, developers and publishers that render beautifully across different devices and formats. All the publishers and creators should take great pride in the quality of their work”
The awards were presented by Digital Book World, an online educational and news platform, and F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, at a gala at the Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW).

DBW, Jan. 13 – 15 at the New York Hilton Midtown, is the largest conference in the world dedicated to publishing’s digital transition (@DigiBookWorld – #DBW15). See conference.digitalbookworld.com for information on the event and the awards program.

The winners of the 2015 Digital Book Awards include:

Ebook – Flowable: Adult Fiction
Chinese Whispers, by John Ashbery, Open Road Integrated Media

Ebook – Flowable: Adult Nonfiction
Women in Clothes, by Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shapton, Penguin Group LLC, a Penguin Random House company

Ebook – Flowable: Children
You Choose: Scooby-Doo!: The Terror of the Bigfoot Beast, by Laurie S Sutton, Capstone Young Readers

Ebook – Flowable: Reference/Academic
Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, by Richard F. Chambers, The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Adult Fiction
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains (Enhanced Multimedia Edition), by Neil Gaiman, William Morrow/HarperCollins

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Adult Nonfiction
Penny Chic: How to Be Stylish on a Real Girl’s Budget, by Shauna Miller, Hachette Book Group’s Little, Brown for Young Readers

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Children
Virginia Wolf, by Kyo Maclear, created by Danielle Mulhall and Laura Brady, Kids Can Press Ltd.

Ebook – Fixed Format/Enhanced: Reference/Academic Award Recipient
Study It – English as a Second Language Textbook Series, Connect School of Languages

App: Adult Fiction Award Recipient
The Hope We Seek, by Rich Shapero, Too Far Media

App: Adult Nonfiction Award Recipient
Incredible Numbers, by Professor Ian Stewart, Touchpress and Profile Books

App: Children
Loose Strands, Darned Sock Productions

App: Reference/Academic
Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912-1914, The Museum of Modern Art

Transmedia
We Are Angry, by Lyndee Prickitt, Digital Fables

Education and Learning
Discovery Education Techbook Series, by Alycia Chanin, Discovery Education

Ebook Cover Design
Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, by Kerry Tremain, 36 Views

The 2015 Digital Book Awards sponsor was Blurb (Blurb.com) and the Device Sponsor was Kobo (Kobo.com). DBW 16 takes place March 7 – 9 in New York. Visit conference.digitalbookworld.com

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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