March is all about books and reading in the city of Leipzig in Germany. The Leipzig Book Fair and the concurrent Reading Festival are the spring events of the publishing industry. 271.000 authors, readers and publishers meet to read, exchange and explore. More than 2,600 national and international exhibitors are presenting the fascinating world of literature and exciting new publications at the Leipzig Book Fair. The offer includes everything from books, audio and art books, magazines, comics and children’s books, to educational media and textbooks.
This year, for the first time, the digital publishing award was presented at the Leipzig Book Fair. The award honors outstanding innovation projects in the field of digital publishing: products, processes or business models with which publishers, but also publisher-like actors, publish their content. We are humbled and happy to receive the prize for the category process innovation. According to the jury:
“The approach of transferring the software-based method of agile working to the writing process is interesting for both publishers and authors. Overall, Book Sprints contributes with reinforcing the digital mindset in the publishing industry.”
The other winners of the award were: