The Digital Book World Awards

Honoring Worldwide Achievement In Publishing

Digital Book World 2023 is the return of the Digital Book World Awards, honoring best-in-class achievement across the wide world of publishing and technology.

The full list of categories is available below, though more may be added over time. Nominations may be made at no additional cost by registered Digital Book World 2023 attendees, speakers, or designated representatives of sponsors or partners. These nominations can be made via email to DBW@ScorePublishing.us, with concise written explanation of what nominations are being made and why.

If you need help affording registration to Digital Book World 2023, or would like to bea volunteer and receive complimentary registration to the conference, please email dbw@scorepublishing.us.

The deadline to make nominations for Digital Book World Awards is Friday, September 2. Lists of Finalists for each category will be announced on Monday, November 7.

DBW Award winners will be announced and presented by the publishing industry during Digital Book World 2023's Awards Reception (Monday night, January 16).


DIGITAL BOOK WORLD 2023 AWARDS

Outstanding Achievement Awards
 
Not eligible for nomination; presented by Digital Book World for outstanding achievement within the publishing industry over a sustained period of time

Publishers

Publisher of the Year - Americas
Publisher of the Year - Europe
Publisher of the Year - Africa
Publisher of the Year - Asia
Publisher of the Year - Australia

University Press of the Year - Americas
University Press of the Year - Europe
University Press of the Year - Africa
University Press of the Year - Asia
University Press of the Year - Australia

Children's Publisher of the Year
Educational Publisher of the Year
Corporate Publisher of the Year
Religious Publisher of the Year
Small Publisher of the Year
Media Outlet / Online Publisher of the Year


People


Publishing Executive of the Year - Americas
Publishing Executive of the Year - Europe
Publishing Executive of the Year - Africa
Publishing Executive of the Year - Asia
Publishing Executive of the Year - Australia

Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year
Publishing Journalist of the Year
Publishing Commentator of the Year

The Marie Dutton Brown Award for Leadership in Diversity
The Digital Book World Medal for Leadership in Accessibility in Publishing
The Digital Book World Medal for Cultivating Community in Publishing


Technology


Best Mobile Application
Best Use of AI in Publishing
Best Use of Blockchain in Publishing
Best Use of AR/VR in Publishing
Best Professional Learning Platform


Books

Best Book (Overall)
Best Book (Fiction)
Best Book (Non-Fiction)

Best Book (Fiction; Americas)
Best Book (Non-Fiction; Americas)
Best Book (Fiction; Europe)
Best Book (Non-Fiction; Europe)
Best Book (Fiction; Africa)
Best Book (Non-Fiction; Africa)
Best Book (Fiction; Asia)
Best Book (Non-Fiction; Asia)
Best Book (Fiction; Australia)
Best Book (Non-Fiction; Australia)