The FutureBook Innovation Awards are open for business

Join us Friday, 12th September, when the deadline for the 2014 FutureBook Innovation Awards prompts our #FutureChat topic of the week. Live on Twitter, at 4 p.m. London time, 11 a.m. New York time, 8 a.m. Los Angeles, 5 p.m. Berlin, 3 p.m. GMT.  Read more »

An industry rising from the flames | @Tom_Chalmers

I temporarily postponed my non-attendance of award nights this week and arrived at The Bookseller Industry Awards in London (as a guest of the Frankfurt Book Fair – thanks for the invite and hospitality!). And it was interesting to compare the atmosphere to the last BIAs (only three letters away from the BAFTAs) that I went to in 2011. Read more »

FutureBook Innovation Awards - open for entry

Excited to announce that the FutureBook Innovation awards are now open. Launched 3 years ago, the awards were the first of their kind to recognise publishing innovation. Read more »

FutureBook Innovation Awards shortlist announcement

I am delighted to announce the FutureBook Innovation awards shortlist. I'm also very pleased to announce our awards sponsors are Kobo.

We received 221 entries from 19 different countries. As well as the UK and US, entries have come from far and wide, including: Israel, Norway, Australia, Croatia, India, South Africa, Singapore, Germany and more. Read more »

Digital strategies: horses for courses

Having spent some time this weekend going through the entries for The Bookseller’s Digital Strategy Award, I thought it might be useful to distill some of the main themes that emerged.  Read more »

FutureBook awards shortlist announcement

We have had an amazing number of entries to our innovation awards - 218 in total. The most entries were in the best app category with 76. We decided to break this category into the 3 sub-categories of children's, adult and reference/non-trade. Delighted to announce the shortlists across all categories are:

Best adult app shortlist

Top 100 Albums, Amber Books

The Para Fitness Guide, Osprey Publishing

The Power of Six Booktrack Edition, Booktrack Read more »

Complete list of entries to the book app/enhanced ebook/interactive book awards category

A few of you requested the full list of entries to the FutureBook app award. Well here it is, in no particular order. As you will see it is impossible for us to shortlist this number so we are splitting this category into three areas - Kids, Adult, Reference/Non-trade. So there will be 3 awards in this category. Be interested to know how many you're familiar with and which ones excite you. Enjoy: Read more »

Publishing is alive and well

I spent an enjoyable hour over the weekend geeking out over our FutureBook awards entries. If you are excited by what's going on in publishing (which I'm assuming you are if you visit this blog), then I'm happy to report the industry is alive and well. Read more »

Enter our digital innovation awards

 In March this year, FutureBook presented the first ever awards for 'digital innovation' across publishing. We had 93 entries from all around the world. Building on this success we are announcing the next phase of these awards.

You can enter 1 or more of the 6 categories. Categories have changed slightly since last time to reflect rapid change in the industry.  Read more »

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