Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2nd Annual Publishing Innovation Awards - Deadline: Nov. 1st

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Publishing Innovation Awards


Quality Excellence Design
Honoring innovation and excellence in ebooks, apps, and all things digital.

Deadline: November 1, 2011

Here's your chance to enter our 2nd Annual Publishing Innovation Awards and reserve your spot to celebrate in style at our Awards Show on January 23rd!

The best in the digital movement will be represented in the Publishing Innovation Awards.  We want you to be a part of it.

We look forward to your entry and seeing you in New York on January 23rd.

The Publishing Innovation Awards honor the most innovative ebooks, enhanced ebooks, and book apps in 14 categories. It is the mission of the PIAs to highlight excellent publishers/authors, encourage new thinking, and improve the reading experience in the digital age.

The Publishing Innovation Awards celebrate publishers, designers and authors who are improving the reading experience in the digital age. If your ebook, enhanced ebook or book app presents solid design that keeps readability front and center or introduces interactive or social elements that improve the reading experience, we want to see it.

Winning Entries Receive:

  • Recognition in front of your peers at Digital Book World 2012 in New York
  • Showcase of your product at Digital Book World 2012
  • A multipoint marketing campaign (last year's included features in the LA Times, Publishers Lunch, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and more)
  • The QED (Quality, Excellence, Design) seal for your book—the equivalent of a "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval™" for an ebook

Even if you don't win, your ebook will be evaluated for a QED seal. You'll receive valuable feedback, and if your ebook passes our 13-point design review, you'll get a QED seal to help attract readers who value clear, usable design.


We are excited to announce our new Exclusive Global Sponsor, CONSTELLATION.
Constellation is the most complete digital service for publishers, and currently serves over 275 publisher clients globally.  Constellation offers digital conversion, eBook sales and distribution reaching four continents, digital asset management, digital marketing tools, digital printing, and online sampling.  Custom-built for publishers, Constellation provides digital reach, power and control.  For more information visit us at: Constellation.

More about the QED Seal

The QED Seal, new to this year's Publishing Innovation Awards, signals to an ebook reader that the title will render well in whatever their preferred reading format and that they can buy with confidence. It is an emblem that publishers, authors, and content creators can affix to their ebook cover and metadata that assures readers they can read that title where they want, how they want.

Your entry in the Publishing Innovation Awards includes a professional 13-point design review that evaluates readability across multiple formats. Regardless of whether you win the PIA awards, you'll receive valuable feedback on your ebook or app's usability and, if your product passes the inspection, you'll receive the QED Seal to help you communicate your digital offering's high standards to potential readers. Click here to find out more about the QED Seal judging process.

About Publishing Innovation Awards   |   Enter PIA   |   |   F+W Media

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