Who are the Top Digital Innovators of 2010?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Today’s lead story covers the FutureBook conference held in London this past Tuesday and highlights several projects — The Elements and The Solar System iPad apps — that manage to make the most of emerging digital platforms. In March, for the first time, the UK’s The Bookseller magazine will offer prizes for digital innovation during their annual awards ceremony.

My general impression after following digital publishing trends throughout 2010 is that our technological advancements have outpaced our imaginations. Several publishers have delivered good first-efforts at enhancing books digitally, but there still remain just a handful of products — whatever you choose to call them — that feel “digitally-born” and fully realized for the new platforms. With this in mind, who would you nominate at the top digital innovators of 2010?

Let us know what you think in the comments.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.