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18Mar/110

FutureBook awards announced

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From FutureBook:

Faber and Bloomsbury were the big winners at the first ever FutureBook Digital Innovation awards, with the prizes awarded last night (17th March) at an event held in central London. The evening also saw Tim Cooper, director of direct and digital marketing at Harlequin Mills & Boon, named as the “most inspiring digital publishing person”.

Faber’s Solar System for iPad was named best app, while Bloomsbury’s Berg Fashion Library won the best website gong. The best use of social media award went to Penguin for its Facebook and Twitter campaigns; while the best content innovation gong went to Random House and Stardoll for “Mortal Kiss”. Best integrated digital marketing campaign was won by Rough Guides for its promotion of Make the Most of your Time on Earth.

The judges, who included digital specialists from across publishing, praised Solar System for its combination of content and iPad wizardry. Alex Ingram, e-books buyer at Waterstone’s, said: “In some ways, it was an obvious winner. It’s clear to me that it was the sheer wealth of actual content that made this app so successful.”

Berg Fashion Library was praised for being both well-executed and having a clear business strategy behind it. Kate Wilson, NosyCrow founder, commented: “A beautifully-presented website that was distinctive from the other websites, which were marketing tools, by being an established business in itself”. Jo Naylor, general manager, digital content sales at John Wiley, said Berg was “an incredibly ambitious project in terms of output and business model, with a highly successful and beautifully produced result”.

Cooper was lauded for his vision and his management skills. Ernst Kallus, digital media director for Oxford University Press, said: “Through Tim’s guidance, HMB became one of the first publishers to sell e-books directly from their website and in the process, created not only a technically innovative solution but also a very compelling digital sales and marketing model.” Wilson added: “A good and honest speaker and advocate for experimentation, who works hard to push his company’s unique brand-led digital opportunities.”

In total close to 100 entries were submitted to the Digital Innovation awards, the first such awards that recognise how traditional publishers are fast adapting to digital. Aside from the main winners, apps from Nosy Crow (The Three Little Pigs) and Guinness World Records ( . . . at your fingertips) were highly commended; as was the website of the graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero.



7Mar/110

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.

24Feb/110

FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards going well

BS FB Digi Innovation Awards logo CMYK 1From the Bookseller’s FutureBook, by Sam Missingham:

I’m delighted to say that we have had 93 entries to our first Digital Innovation Awards. Publishers, booksellers, authors and developers from UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Holland are all represented. Major players, niche companies and start-ups will all be competing for our first FutureBook awards.

The entries reflect how positively the industry is responding to the potential of digital. Our judges are going to have a tough job.

Judging day will be on 8th March (our judges are members of our advisory board) and the winners will be announced on the 17th March at our FutureBook drinks evening. Do come along and see who scoops the winner’s champagne. (To be held at the Theodore Bullfrog bar in Charing Cross from 6pm http://www.theodore-bullfrog.co.uk/)

The 93 entries break down as follows:

38 Entries for Best app/enhanced eBook/interactive book

4 Entries for Best workflow innovation

11 Entries for Best content innovation

22 Entries for Best website


6 Entries for Best use of social media

5 Entries for Best integrated digital marketing campaign

7 Entries for Most inspiring digital publishing person

All category winners will automatically go through to compete for the Digital Innovation award at The Bookseller’s Industry Awards in May.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and good luck. Hope to see you all on 17th March.

24Feb/110

FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards going well

BS FB Digi Innovation Awards logo CMYK 1From the Bookseller’s FutureBook, by Sam Missingham:

I’m delighted to say that we have had 93 entries to our first Digital Innovation Awards. Publishers, booksellers, authors and developers from UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Holland are all represented. Major players, niche companies and start-ups will all be competing for our first FutureBook awards.

The entries reflect how positively the industry is responding to the potential of digital. Our judges are going to have a tough job.

Judging day will be on 8th March (our judges are members of our advisory board) and the winners will be announced on the 17th March at our FutureBook drinks evening. Do come along and see who scoops the winner’s champagne. (To be held at the Theodore Bullfrog bar in Charing Cross from 6pm http://www.theodore-bullfrog.co.uk/)

The 93 entries break down as follows:

38 Entries for Best app/enhanced eBook/interactive book

4 Entries for Best workflow innovation

11 Entries for Best content innovation

22 Entries for Best website

6 Entries for Best use of social media

5 Entries for Best integrated digital marketing campaign

7 Entries for Most inspiring digital publishing person

All category winners will automatically go through to compete for the Digital Innovation award at The Bookseller’s Industry Awards in May.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and good luck. Hope to see you all on 17th March.

24Feb/110

FutureBook Digital Innovation Awards going well

BS FB Digi Innovation Awards logo CMYK 1From the Bookseller’s FutureBook, by Sam Missingham:

I’m delighted to say that we have had 93 entries to our first Digital Innovation Awards. Publishers, booksellers, authors and developers from UK, USA, Canada, France, Australia and Holland are all represented. Major players, niche companies and start-ups will all be competing for our first FutureBook awards.

The entries reflect how positively the industry is responding to the potential of digital. Our judges are going to have a tough job.

Judging day will be on 8th March (our judges are members of our advisory board) and the winners will be announced on the 17th March at our FutureBook drinks evening. Do come along and see who scoops the winner’s champagne. (To be held at the Theodore Bullfrog bar in Charing Cross from 6pm http://www.theodore-bullfrog.co.uk/)

The 93 entries break down as follows:

38 Entries for Best app/enhanced eBook/interactive book

4 Entries for Best workflow innovation

11 Entries for Best content innovation

22 Entries for Best website

6 Entries for Best use of social media

5 Entries for Best integrated digital marketing campaign

7 Entries for Most inspiring digital publishing person

All category winners will automatically go through to compete for the Digital Innovation award at The Bookseller’s Industry Awards in May.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter and good luck. Hope to see you all on 17th March.

24Jan/110

Digital Book World: First Annual Publishing Innovation Awards

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This is the first time they have done this. “Excellence in ebook and book app design and production”

Fiction: Dracula, the official StokerFamily Edition from Padworx Media

Non-Fiction: Logos Bible Software

Children’s: A Story Before Bed, from Jackson Fish Market

Reference: Starwalk for iPad, by Vito Technology

Comics: Robot 13, from Blacklist Studios

24Dec/100

CLIR announces hidden collection awards

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CLIR Announces Hidden Collections Awards

Created in 2008 with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards program supports the identification and cataloging of special collections and archives of high scholarly value that are difficult or impossible to locate. Award recipients create Web-accessible records according to standards that enable the federation of their local cataloging entries into larger groups of related records, enabling the broadest possible exposure to the scholarly community.

Washington, DC, Dec. 21, 2010—The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) today announced the following recipients of the 2010 Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards:

American Museum of Natural History Library
For the People, for Education, for Science: Web Access to the American Museum of Natural History Archives 
7,600

Arizona State University Libraries
Labor Rights are Civil Rights/Los Derechos de Trabajo Son Derechos Civiles
5,600

Eleutherian Mill-Hagley Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the Hagley Museum and Library
Z. Taylor Vinson Transportation Collection Processing Project
6,100

J. Paul Getty Trust on behalf of the Getty Research Institute
Open Plan, Open Access: Increasing Researcher Access to Modern Architectural Records
4,600

Northeast Historic Film
Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur Filmmakers Record the New York World’s Fair and Its Period
6,900

San Diego Historical Society
Enhancing Access to the History of San Diego and the Border Region
2,100

Smithsonian Institution, on behalf of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Islamic Arts of the Book at the Smithsonian: Providing for Research Across Disciplines
,500

Stanford University
Documenting Mexican American & Latino Civil Rights:
Records of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund & CA Rural Legal Assistance
9,300

Syracuse University
Grove Press and a New American Morality
3,100

University of California at Berkeley, University of California Museum of Paleontology
Cataloging Hidden Archives of the University of California Museum of Paleontology
6,200

University of Chicago, on behalf of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium
The “Color Curtain” Processing Project: Unveiling the Archives of Chicago’s Black Metropolis
9,500

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Major Railroad Archival Collections
8,500

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Pruitt and Shanks Photographic Collection: The Life of a Southern Region in 140,000 Images
,400

University of Pennsylvania
Promoting Research through Rare Book Cataloging Partnerships
0,700

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center
Revealing Texas Collections of Comedias Sueltas
7,100

WGBH Educational Foundation
Exposing Unknown Boston Local TV News Collections
1,000

Yale University, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
DNA to Dinosaurs: The Globalization of Science in America and the Development of a University Natural History Museum
9,300

More detail on this year’s funded projects can be found at http://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/awards/index2010.html.

Thanks to Resource Shelf for the heads-up.