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Digital Book World Reveals Winners of the 2019 DBW Awards

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Press release from the issuing company

Honorees Represent Books, Publishers, Industry Leaders and Technology

Nashville, Tenn. – Digital Book World (DBW) --- the gathering of the wide world of publishing --- named the winners of the 2019 DBW Awards during a special ceremony and reception on the evening of Sept. 10 at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

"We are honored to recognize best-in-class achievement with the 2019 DBW Awards," said Bradley Metrock, executive producer of Digital Book World and CEO of Score Publishing and the VoiceFirst Events series of conferences. "Congratulations to all of this year's winners."

Winners of the 2019 DBW Awards include:

Publisher of the Year
---Simon & Schuster

Publishing Executive of the Year
---James Daunt, Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Waterstones

The DBW Medal for Leadership in Diversity
---Crystal Swain-Bates, Author

The DAISY Consortium Award for Accessibility in Publishing

DBW Outstanding Achievement Award
---Margot Atwell, Kickstarter

DBW Outstanding Achievement Award
---Mary Ghikas, American Library Association

DBW Outstanding Achievement Award
---DAISY Consortium

Best Publishing Technology
---Bookchain (Scenarex)
---Skill Flow Builder (Amazon)

Best Use of Emerging Technology
---Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (Netflix)

Best Use of Podcasting in Publishing
---Print Run (Laura Zats / Erik Hane)

Publishing Commentator of the Year
---Jane Friedman, The Hot Sheet and JaneFriedman.com

Best Book (Fiction)
---On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Ocean Vuong)

Best Book (Non-Fiction)
---The Mueller Report (The Internet Archive / Digital Public Library of America)

Best Book (Children's)
---Born Just Right (Jordan Reeves)

Best Book (Business)
---The Customer Centricity Playbook (Peter Fader and Sarah Toms)

Best Book (Poetry)
---1919 (Eve L. Ewing)

Best Book (Suspense/Horror)
---Five Midnights (Ann Davila Cardinal)

Best Book (Religious / Inspirational)
---Miracle Lady (Amy Collier Artman)

Best Book (Published by a University Press)
---Blind Injustice (University of California Press)

For additional information about Digital Book World or the DBW Awards, visit http://www.digitalbookworld.com. Follow Digital Book World on Twitter: @DigiBookWorld or via #DBW19.


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