FutureBook Innovation Awards shortlist announcement

FutureBook Innovation Awards shortlist announcement

I am delighted to announce the FutureBook Innovation awards shortlist. I'm also very pleased to announce our awards sponsors are Kobo.

We received 221 entries from 19 different countries. As well as the UK and US, entries have come from far and wide, including: Israel, Norway, Australia, Croatia, India, South Africa, Singapore, Germany and more.

We launched the first publishing innovation awards 2 years ago, this is the third round of awards. The awards were established to celebrate innovation and recognise teams, companies and individuals involved in the transformation of the book trade.

Shortlist as follows:

Adult App

Random House (Cornerstone Digital) / PopLeaf - A Clockwork Orange for iPad

Profile Books / Sheiland / Inkle - Frankenstein app by Dave Morris

Faber and Faber / Touch Press / Illuminations / Arden - The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Naomi Alderman / Six to Start - Zombies, Run!

HarperCollins - Wonders of the Universe


Best children’s apps

Mindshapes - Magic Town

Khoya - Khoya

Barefoot Books / Touch Press - Barefoot World Atlas

Penguin - Ladybird: I’m Ready for Phonics

Nosy Crow - Rounds: Franklin Frog

StoryToys - Farm123

DK/Cogapp - Dr Frankenstein’s Body Lab


Reference Book Apps

HarperCollins - Atlas by Collins

The History Press - Titanic: Her Journey

CUP - Romeo and Juliet: Explore Shakespeare and Macbeth: Explore Shakespeare

Royal Collection / Touch Press - Leonardo Da Vinci: Anatomy

Natural History Museum / Authored Apps - NHM Evolution

Heuristic Media - London: A City through time


Best technology innovation

Kobo App

Thomson Reuters ProView

Firsty Group


Harlequin – ebook subs system



Best integrated digital marketing campaign

Macmillan Children’s Books - Tony Robinson’s Weird world of Wonders

Macmillan Children’s Books - Dear Zoo 30th anniversary

Macmillan Children’s Books - Dreamless by Josephine Angelini

Penguin Books - Penguin English Library

Random House - A Possible Life, Sebastian Faulks

OUP - The Everybody Up Global Sing-along

The History Press - Titanic Campaign

Hachette Children’s - Metawars


Best Website

Bloomsbury - Churchill Archive

Constable & Robinson - Honest John

OUP - Oxford Owl

HarperCollins - Collins Dictionary

Random House - World of Stories

Biteback Publshing - BiteBackPublishing & Politicos

Sourcebooks - CollegeCountdown


Best startup






With thanks to all of the judges who will decide the winners on the 9th November in London. Judging panel here: http://bit.ly/StXUVy

The awards will be announced at the FutureBook conference on 3rd December. http://www.eventsforce.net/FB2012

If you have any questions please contact Sam Missingham, sam.missingham@bookseller.co.uk