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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Honorees Represent the Standard for Excellence in Ebooks and Apps

NEW YORK - 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
Study It - English as a Second Language Textbook Series, Connect School of Languages

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

App: Adult Nonfiction
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

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.


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