At the opening ceremonies for this year’s Digital Book World, presented by CBG parent company F+W Media, Robot Media’s The Wormworld Saga received a Publishing Innovation Award in the App, Comics/Graphic Novels category on Jan. 23.
Digital Book World is a conference focusing on emedia and the challenges and opportunities that all publishers face as they continue to expand into this area. The Publishing Innovation Awards, sponsored by Constellation, honor innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in 12 categories. The other winners were:
App Fiction: Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, Penguin USA
App Juvenile: Cinderella App, Nosy Crow
App Non-Fiction: The Magic of Reality for iPad, Random House
App Reference/Academic: British Library 19th Century Historical Collection, Bibliolabs
Digital-First Ebook: Desserts – Discover the dessert recipes 20 million home cooks picked as America’s best, Allrecipes.com, Inc.
Ebook Children’s: Five Little Pumpkins, HarperFestival/Zuuka
Ebook Non-Fiction: AAA Las Vegas eTourBook Guide, AAA
Enhanced Ebook: Eva Scrivo on Beauty, Atria Books/Simon & Schuster
Transmedia Project: Decoded by Jay-Z, Random House, Inc., Random House Publishing Group
Ebook Reference/Academic: Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, 5th Edition, John Wiley & Sons
Ebook Fiction: Brad Meltzer’s The Inner Circle and Preston & Child’s Cabinet of Curiosities, Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group
“Well-designed ebooks and apps are not just beneficial to a publisher’s brand – they are essential to a publisher’s business,” said Matt Mullin, Community Relations Manager, Digital Book World. “When publishers surprise and delight their readers, they gain advocates who will talk about, recommend, and discover more of their quality work. We are proud to honor this year’s winners because each demonstrates excellence that inspires creators and readers alike.”
Digital Book World continues today and tomorrow at The Sheraton Hotel & Towers in New York City.