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Digital Book World 2018 Award Finalists Announced

We are pleased to announce the Finalists for the Digital Book World 2018 Awards - part of the DBW 2018 program and the largest publishing awards program in the world.
 
We received an incredible number of submissions, from all over the world. As we culled through them, we made decisions on some categories which could be combined with others, and some categories which did not end up with enough volume to justify Finalists, and were removed. Every Finalist was selected from among a pool of nominations made to Digital Book World 2018 over the calendar year.
 
A select number of awards will be announced live at Digital Book World 2018 (October 2-4, Nashville TN) during an Awards Reception on Tuesday, October 2, while all others will be made public that evening via DigitalBookWorld.com.
 
Once you have registered for Digital Book World 2018, if you want to attend the Digital Book World 2018 Awards Reception, which will have very limited availability, you must register separately. Registrations for this will open up Monday, September 17, at 8 AM Central via Eventbrite.
 
We encourage you to check out these fantastic Finalists. Thanks to our judges from all across the world who participated in this process.
 
 
 
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FINALISTS: Digital Book World 2018 Awards
 
 
 
Publisher of the Year

- Audible Studios

- China Publishing Group

- Dark Horse

- HarperCollins

- Macmillan

- Netflix

- Penguin Random House

- Sourcebooks

- Tapocketa

 

 

Trade Publisher of the Year

- HarperCollins

- Macmillan

- Penguin Random House

 

 

Children's Publisher of the Year

- Disney Publishing

- Sesame Workshop

- Tapocketa

- Vesuvian Media

 

 

Educational Publisher of the Year

- A Book Apart

- Capstone Publishing

- Human eSources

- Scholastic

 

 

Corporate Publisher of the Year

- Airbnb

- Amazon

- Apple

- IBM

- NASA

- Netflix

- Southwest Airlines

- Stripe Press

 

 

Academic / Scholarly Publisher of the Year

- Emerald Publishing

- Princeton University Press

- Scholars' Press

- Taylor and Francis

- University of California Press

 

 

Religious Publisher of the Year

- Freethought House

- HarperCollins Christian Publishing

- Kube Publishing

- LifeWay

- Worthy Publishing

 

 

Independent Publisher of the Year

- A Strange Object

- Chicago Review Press

- Chronicle Books

- Dead Ink Books

- Milkweed Editions

- Third Man Books

- X Artists Books

 
People
Publishing Executive of the Year

- Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

- Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks)

- Heather Reisman (Indigo)

- Michael Tamblyn (Rakuten Kobo)

- Kashif Zafar (Apple)

 

 

Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year

- Molly Barton (Serial Box)

- Matt and Melissa Hammersley (Novel Effect)

- Kinga Jentetics (PublishDrive)

- Holger Seim (Blinkist)

- Jonas Tellander (Storytel)

- Magnus Haug Wanberg (reMarkable)

 
 
Publishing Commentator of the Year

- Joshua Benton

- David Gaughran

- Michael Kozlowski

- Joanna Penn

- Adam Rowe

 
 
Diversity

 

The DBW Medal for Leadership in Diversity

- Jennifer Baker

- Morgan Jerkins

- Ellen Oh

- Ruben Quesada

 

 

 

Accessibility

 

Innovation in Accessibility

- Amazon Alexa

- DAISY Consortium

- Google Assistant

- Novel Effect

- SAGE Publishing UK

 
 
Technology
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Best Mobile Application

- Blinkist

- Bluefire

- Novel Effect

- Readercoin

- Scribd

- Serial Box

 

 

Best Alexa Skill (Publishing + Storytelling)

- Kids Court (Pretzel Labs)

- Short Bedtime Story (Webguild)

- Story Builder (Lazy Samurais)

- Tricky Genie (Tellables)

 

 

Best Google Action (Publishing + Storytelling)
My Adventure Book
Storycastle

 

 

Best Use of Blockchain in Publishing Technology

- Amino Pay

- Po.et

- Publica

- Scenarex

- Unlock

 

 

Best Use of AR/VR In Publishing

- Amazon Sumerian

- Devar

- Reality Premedia Services

 

 

Best Use of AR/VR In Storytelling

- Devar

- My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR

- Supersaurs

 
 
Marketing

 

 

Best Marketing Campaign

- Autonomous Driving: How The Driverless Revolution Will Change The World (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, and Rupert Stadler)

- Elevate: An Essential Guide To Life (Joseph Deitch)

- Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House (Michael Wolff)

- The President Is Missing (Bill Clinton, James Patterson)

- Unbound Worlds (Cage Match)

 

 

Best Book Cover Art

- Brass: A Novel (Xhenet Aliu)

- Destruction of Man (Abraham Smith)

- The Infinite Future (Tim Wirkus)

 

 

Best Use of Multimedia In Book Marketing

- Autonomous Driving: How The Driverless Revolution Will Change The World (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, and Rupert Stadler)

- Destruction of Man (Abraham Smith)

 

 

Best Use Of Podcasting In Book Marketing

The Creative Penn Podcast

- Macmillan

- Minorities in Publishing Podcast

- Read It Forward Podcast

- Science Fiction and Fantasy Marketing Podcast

- Smarty Pants Book Marketing Podcast

 

 

Best Use Of Social Media In Book Marketing

7th Grade Revolution (Liana Gardner) 

- Autonomous Driving: How The Driverless Revolution Will Change The World (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, and Rupert Stadler)

- Ignition (Open Road Integrated Media)

- Read It Forward / @BookBento

 

 

Best Use Of Voice Assistants In Book Marketing

- Amazon Storytime

- Earplay

- HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Flash briefing skill)

- Simon & Schuster (Stephen King Library skill)

- VaynerMedia

 

Data
 
Best Use Of Data In Publishing

- - Autonomous Driving: How The Driverless Revolution Will Change The World (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, and Rupert Stadler)

- Biblio / Virtusales

- Creepy Crate (Open Road Integrated Media)

Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions (Maria T. Codina Leik)

- PublishDrive

 

 
Legal

Best Agency Representation In Publishing

- Daniel Literary Group

- Lyceum Agency

- Mansion Street Literary Management

- Rogers, Coleridge & White

- Susan Rabiner Literary Agency

Best Books
Best Book (Overall)

- Galdo's Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young and Eleanor Long)

- This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America (Morgan Jerkins)

 

 

Best Book (Fiction)

- Galdo's Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young and Eleanor Long)

- Seeker (Douglas E. Richards)

 

 

Best Book (Non-Fiction)

- - Autonomous Driving: How The Driverless Revolution Will Change The World (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner, and Rupert Stadler)

- Experience On Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, And What It Can Do (Jeremy Ballenson) 

Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House (Michael Wolff)

- This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America (Morgan Jerkins)

 
 
Best Book (Anthology)

- Annual Perspectives In Mathematics Education 2018 (NCTM)

Barna Trends 2018: What's New and What's Next at the Intersection of Faith and Culture (Barna Group)

The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year: Volume Twelve (Jonathan Strahan)

The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President (Bandy Lee)

- High Growth Handbook (Elad Gil)

- This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America (Morgan Jerkins)

 

 

Best Book (Architecture)

- Naturally Animated Architecture (Kevin Nute)

- The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture: Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut, Second Edition (Michael Brightman)

 

 

Best Audiobook

- Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House (Michael Wolff)

- From A Certain Point Of View (Star Wars) (Renee Ahdieh et al)

- The Griffin's Feather: Dragon Rider, Book 2 (Cornelia Funke)

- Road to Tara: The Life of Margaret Mitchell (Anne Edwards)

- Vacationland: True Stories From Painful Beaches (John Hodgman)

- What Happened (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

 

 

Best Book (Business)

- Hit Refresh (Satya Nadella)

- The Catalyst Effect: 12 Skills and Behaviors to Boost Your Impact and Elevate Team Performance (Jerry Toomer, Craig Caldwell, Steve Weitzenkorn, Chelsea Clark)

Crack The C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It To The Top (Cassandra Frangos)

- High Growth Handbook (Elad Gil)

 

Best Book (Children's)

7th Grade Revolution (Liana Gardner) 

- Galdo's Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young and Eleanor Long)

- The Worst Book Ever: A funny, interactive read-aloud for story time (Beth Bacon)

 

 

Best Book (Economics)

- Broken Pie Chart: 5 Ways To Build Your Investment Portfolio to Withstand and Prosper in Risky Markets (Derek Moore)

- Global Economic Prospects, June 2018 (World Bank Group)

 

Best Book (Essays)

- Feel Free: Essays (Zadie Smith)

- The Best American Essays 2017 (Leslie Jamison)

- We're Doomed. Now What? Essays on War and Climate Change (Roy Scranton)

 

 

Best Book (Fine Arts)

- The Museum of Lost Art (Noah Charney)

- Why Bach? An Audio-Visual Appreciation (Daniel Brown)

 

 

Best Book (Health / Medical Science)

- Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions (Maria T. Codina Leik)

- Medical Medium Thyroid Healing: The Truth Behind Hashimoto's, Graves', Insomnia, Hypothyroidism, Thyroid Nodules, & Epstein-Barr (Anthony William)

 

Best Book (Horror)

- Gilchrist: A Novel (Christian Galacar) 

- Hybrid (James Marshall Smith)

 

 

Best Book (How-To)

- Final Cut Pro X 10.4 - How It Works (Edgar Rothermich)

- Forgiving Your Way To Freedom (Gil Mertz)

- How To Read Literature Like A Professor, Revised Edition (Thomas C. Foster)

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