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FutureBook awards shortlist announced

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Here’s the 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.how2crafts.com/, How2crafts

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.com, Osprey Publishing (part of Osprey Group)

www.MacmillanDictionary.com, Macmillan 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.

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