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

The Waste Land, Faber and Faber and Touch Press


Best reference/non-trade app shortlist

Journey to the Exoplanets, Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Human Body, DK / AKQA 

Fiske App, Sourcebooks

The Magic of Reality, Transworld / Somethin' Else

Inside Nature's Giants, HarperCollins


Best children's app shortlist

Grimm's Rapunzel, Ideal Binary Ltd

The Phantom Clickerist, Adding Ltd

Hugless Douglas, Hachette Children's Books / Heavy Entertainment

Cinderella, Nosy Crow

MeBooks, Penguin


Best website shortlist







Best integrated digital marketing campaign shortlist

Darren Shan’s Ocean of Blood, HarperCollins

Emma Donoghue’s Room, Pan Macmillan

The Night Circus, Harvill Secker (Vintage Publishing)

Lord Sugar’s The Way I See It, Pan Macmillan

The DK Quiz, DK / Clicked Creative

Best startup shortlist


Bloomsbury Reader

24 Symbols




Best technology innovation shortlist

GestureKit, HarperCollins

PopIris, Ideal Binary Ltd

Sage Research Methods Online, Sage



Most inspiring digital publishing person will be discussed on the judging day.

Judging is taking place next Monday 21st November. The judges are heads of digital or MDs of the UK’s finest publishers and booksellers.

The winners will be announced on the evening of our conference. More information here.



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