Publishing Innovation Awards: most innovative e-books, enhanced books and book apps of the year

Publishing Innovation Awards’ from Digital Book World, that celebrates its 3rd edition this year, rewards the most innovative e-books, enhanced books and book apps in 14 categories assessing quality, but also design and interactivity. The mission of the contest is high- lighting authors and editors to inspire new ways of understanding the reading experience in the digital era.

Play Creatividad team, a small studio from Barcelona, has been honored with the Publishing Innovation Award for the best App in Fiction Category for “iPoe Collection: The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection”, for iPad and iPhone that gathers some stories from the master of horror, Edgar Allan Poe, enhancing it with illustrations, animations, interaction and original soundtrack.

Publishing Innovation Awards winners are:

  • Best Ebook Fiction

Winner: Shuffle (Tonto Books)

Finalists: The Beijing Code (Smashwords); Just Call Me Lopez (Loyola Press)

  • Best Ebooks Non-Fiction

Winner: 11 Days in May (Waterside Press)

Finalists: A Gender Neutral God/ess: Be Inclusive but MAKE NO IMAGES was the Religious Change (J.J. Graphics); The Metropolis Organism (Frank Vitale Productions); Road Trip USA (Avalon Travel); AAA Chicago eTour Book Guide (AAA Publishing); Rick Steves’ London 2013 (Avalon Travel)

  • Best Ebook Children’s

Winner: The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas (Random House)

Finalists: Neandersmall and the Egg (Bish Bash Books); The Finger Prince (Self Published); “B” is for Books! (Random House Children’s Books); SpongeBob SquarePants Presents; Don’t Be A Jerk It’s Christmas (Nickelodeon Publishing)

  • Best Ebook Reference/Academic

Winner: The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York Publisher (Getty Publications)

Finalists: Poisonous and Venomous Animals of America (Bilineata Publishing); HTML5 (FCA Editora de Informática, Lda.); Atlas of Anatomy, 2nd Edition (Thieme)

  • Best Enhanced Ebooks

Winner: Stretching (Shelter Publications)

Finalists: Roy & Hydrants (self-published); Frankenweenie: An Electrifying Book (Disney Publishing Worldwide); Secrets of the World’s Best Grilling (Workman Publishing); Molto Batali (HarperCollins); The Making of Life of Pi (HarperCollins)

  • Best App Fiction

Winner: iPoe – The Interactive and Illustrated Edgar Allan Poe Collection (Play Creatividad, S.L.)

Finalists: History of a Pleasure Seeker (Orson & Company); Beside Myself: An interactive novel for the iPad (Jeff Gomez)

  • Best App Non-Fiction

Winner: Wine Simplified: Navigate Wine with Confidence (Open Air Publishing Inc.)

Finalists: Mother, Stranger (The Atavist); A Better Man (HarperCollins); This Is Not An App (Perigee Books, an imprint of Penguin Group USA)

  • Best App Juvenile

Winner: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat Color & Create! (Random House Children’s Books)

Finalists: Magic Town (Mindshapes); Rounds: Franklin Frog (Nosy Crow); Leonard (Ink Robin); Ten Giggly Gorillas (Wasabi Productions)

  • Best App Reference/Academic

Winner: World Development Report 2012 app for iPad (The World Bank)

Finalists: Pyramids 3D (Touch Press); Biblio Board (Biblio Labs)

  • Best App Comic/Graphic

Winner: 2084 (Thunder Cloud Studios LLC)

Finalists: Stowaway (The Atavist); Clover (Soma Creates Inc)

  • Best Self Published

Winner: iOS App Development for Non-Programmers – Book 1: Diving In (Oak Leaf Enterprises, Inc.)

Finalist: The Norfolk Mace (Create Space)

  • Best Digital First Ebook

Winner: Inside the Script (Warner Bros. Digital Publishing)

Finalists: Great Impressionist & Post Impressionist Paintings: The Musée d`Orsay (ArtePublishing)

  • Best Transmedia Project

Winner: Dynasty of the Magi (PoetCode)

Finalist: Shuffle (Tonto Books).