The DBW Awards Gala is Tuesday October 2, after the Digital Book World 2018 conference program concludes for the day. It is a limited engagement affair, with very limited seating and a separate registration process. If you're a registered DBW 2018 attendee and are interested in attending, see if you can grab one of the few remaining spots.
Some of the DBW Awards we will announce live, while the majority will be published on DigitalBookWorld.com around the time of the reception. If the recipient is in the audience, we'll allow him/her/them to take the stage and make brief remarks.
The primary focus of the DBW Awards Gala will be our two Publishing Hall of Fame inductees: Marie Dutton Brown and Len Edgerly. We will present both with an award, separately, and honor them and their accomplishments. Both will be in attendance.
The awards for which we will announce winners live are:
Publisher of the Year
Trade Publisher of the Year
Children's Publisher of the Year
Educational Publisher of the Year
Academic / Scholarly Publisher of the Year
Religious Publisher of the Year
Independent Publisher of the Year
Publishing Executive of the Year
Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year
DBW Medal for Leadership in Diversity
Innovation in Accessibility
Best Mobile Application
Best Alexa Skill
Best Google Action
Best Use of Blockchain in Publishing Technology
Best Use of AR/VR In Publishing
Best Use of AR/VR In Storytelling
Best Book (Overall)