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 »

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 »

The Story behind The Story by Bobette Buster

I'm delighted that LA-based Pixar story consultant Bobette Buster has agreed to speak at the FutureBook Innovation Workshop on 30th May. More here. Read more »

FutureBook conference and awards: the basics

The FutureBook conference and awards is happening today.

Here are a few basics:

Hashtag: #fbook12

Venue: QEII Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE Read more »

FutureBook conference - programme live

This is my final push to encourage you to book onto the conference. The process of putting this conference together has been challenging to say the least. It’s almost become a cliché to say that the publishing industry is at a pivotal moment, but change and disruption seem to be the only constants this year. 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 »

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