FutureBook awards shortlist announcement

I am pleased to unveil the shortlist for FutureBook's first ever digital innovation awards. They come from all sides of the business, including Waterstone's, Penguin, Nosy Crow, SBS Worldwide, Random House, Osprey and Self Made Hero. We had a very tough job whittling down the 93 awards entries. So congratulations to everyone that made it into the shortlist.

FutureBook awards shortlist

Best use of social media                                                            

Waterstone's on Twitter, Waterstone's                                                                     

New Voices, Midas PR for Harlequin Mills and Boon                     

Penguin Facebook & Twitter campaigns, Penguin Books   

Vintage Podcasts, Vintage Publishing           


Best app/enhanced eBook/interactive book                              

1,000 Ultimate Experiences, Lonely Planet           

Malorie Blackman's My CriBaby, Random House Children's Books

The Three Little Pigs app, Nosy Crow                                                                               

Echo Bazaar, Failbetter Games 

Chris Ryan Extreme, Hodder & Stoughton                                                             

The Good Pub Guide, Random House                                                                        

Solar System for iPad, Faber and Faber Ltd / Touch Press LLP                  

The Heart and the Bottle App for iPad, HarperCollins Children’s Books                  

Guinness World Records - at your fingertips, Guinness World Records                  

Dinosaurs Alive! Carlton Publishing Group                                                        


Best digital marketing campaign                                    

Mobilising the Robot Army, Angry Robot - part of The Osprey Group                                        

The Natural History Quiz, DK Publishing                                                                             

Launch of Nosy Crow, Nosy Crow                                                                                 

Widget, Random House                                                                          

Make the Most of Your Time on Earth, Rough Guides                                                                          


Best workfow innovation                                                           

Virtualized Logistics, SBS Worldwide                                           

Faber Factory, Faber and Faber Ltd                                              

App Task force,  Harper Collins                                                                                                                                                                               

Best content innovation                                                             


http://www.hotmaths.com.au/Cambridge HOTmaths (HOTmaths Pty Ltd)                                  

http://otm.oxfordmedicine.com/ Oxford University Press                                                               

Stardoll/Mortal Kiss, Random House Children's Books                                                  

Fast Fiction, HarperCollins Publishers                                                              


Best website                                                                               

www.bergfashionlibrary.com , Berg Publishers  

 www.ospreypublishing.comOsprey Publishing (part of Osprey Group)                                     

www.MacmillanDictionary.comMacmillan Education   

www.fixabook.com, Fixabook                                                                        

 www.selfmadehero.com , SelfMadeHero                                                                         

 www.viragobooks.net , Little, Brown Book Group/ The Virago Book Club                                                                        

Most inspiring digital person will be announced on the awards evening.

Our judges are going to have a very tough day choosing winners. Judging day is tomorrow and our panel consists of:

Ernst Kallus, Digital Media Director, OUP

Henry Volans, Head of Digital Publishing, Faber and Faber

Rebecca Smart, MD, Osprey

Kate Wilson, MD, Nosy Crow

Paul Rhodes, Head of Digital, Walker Books

Jo Naylor, General Manager, Digital Sales, John Wiley and Sons

Jason Hanley, Strategic Partner Development, Google

Juan Lopez-Valcarel, Director Digital Product & Consumer Technology, Pearson 

Alex Ingram, eBooks Buyer, Waterstone's

David Roth-Ey, Group Digital Director, HarperCollins

Philip Jones, Deputy Editor of The Bookseller

Me, Sam Missingham, Head of Audience Development for The Bookseller & FutureBook

Many thanks for everyone that has taken the time to enter and special thanks to our judges.

Don’t forget to come along on 17th March to http://www.theodore-bullfrog.co.uk/  28 John Adam Street, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6HL, map here

RSVP here: http://www.twtvite.com/futurebookawards



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