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Dark Horse, Macmillan, Disney among winners at Digital Book World Awards

In the US, the winners of the Digital Book World (DBW) Awards have been announced.

The awards are presented as part of the DBW conference, and recognise ‘worldwide achievement in publishing’.

Among the winners are:

Publisher of the Year

  • Dark Horse Comics

Trade Publisher of the Year

  • Macmillan Publishers

Children’s Publisher of the Year

  • Disney Publishing

Educational Publisher of the Year

  • A Book Apart

Corporate Publisher of the Year

  • NASA

Academic/Scholarly Publisher of the Year

  • Princeton University Press

Independent Publisher of the Year

  • Milkweed Editions

Publishing Executive of the Year (joint winners)

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
  • Sourcebooks publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah

Publishing Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Novel Effect co-founders Matt and Melissa Hammersley

Publishing Commentator of the Year

  • Author Joanna Penn

The DBW Medal for Leadership in Diversity

  • Author Morgan Jerkins

Best Mobile Application

  • Novel Effect

Best Marketing Campaign

  • The President is Missing (Bill Clinton & James Patterson, Century)

Best Book Cover Art

  • Destruction of Man (Abraham Smith, Third Man Books)

Best Use of Multimedia in Book Marketing

  • Autonomous Driving (Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner & Rupert Stadler, Emerald Publishing)

Best Use of Podcasting in Book Marketing

  • Macmillan

Best Book (Overall)

  • Galdo’s Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young & Eleanor Long, Tapocketa)

Best Book (Fiction)

  • Galdo’s Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young & Eleanor Long, Tapocketa)

Best Book (Nonfiction)

  • This Will Be My Undoing (Morgan Jerkins, HarperPerennial)

Best Audiobook

  • What Happened (Hillary Rodham Clinton, S&S Audio)

Best Book (Children’s)

  • Galdo’s Gift: The Boovie (Trevor Young & Eleanor Long, Tapocketa)

Best Book (Poetry)

  • The Carrying (Ada Limon, Milkweed).

Chosen from finalists announced in September, the winners were announced on the opening night of the DBW conference, which runs from 2-4 October in Nashville, US. 

The full list includes awards in the categories of publishers, people, diversity, accessibility, technology, marketing, data, legal, and best books. See the full list of winners here.

 

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