Awards and Mentions

Born Digital Books create stories for children with the aim of introducing technology concepts into early literature and reading. Operating as a small independent press, we market and sell books online through Amazon and other retailers, and directly to bookstores and libraries. External awards, recommendations and short listings provide an important and impartial validation from the industry and from recognised experts in the field.

Born Digital Book’s authors and books have been awarded the following honours:

Writing Magazine SP Book of the Year 2015 – Writing Magazine, supported by the David St John Thomas Charitable Trust
writing-magazineWebster’s Email was awarded the overall prize in Writing Magazine’s Self Published Book of the Year 2015 competition, becoming the first children’s book to scoop the top prize of £750. Speaking of this year’s award, Jonathan Telfer, Editor of Writer’s News and Writing Magazine, said: “Picture books for children are one of the hardest things to get right, but Hannah gets everything just right in Webster’s Email, so she’s a very deserving winner. We’ll look forward to seeing more form Hannah, and Webster, in the years to come.”


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Award-Winning Finalist in the “Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction” category of the 2015 International Book Awards

IBA_Finalist_BWWebster’s Email was selected as an award-winning finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards in Los Angeles. Selected from a range of English-language based books published over the last three years, Webster’s Email was honoured as a finalist amongst four other titles in the “Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction” category of the International Book Awards 2015.

Press Release: 2015 IBA Press Release

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Selected as Amazon All-Star Book for Kindle Unlimited July 2015

Webster’s Email by Hannah Whaley was awarded by Amazon as an ‘All-Star’ book in July for being one of the most digitally read children’s books on the Kindle Unlimited program.

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Media Coverage

DC Thomsons Courier June 2015 – an article about Hannah Whaley and her winning a national award for her debut book Webster’s Email:

Featured article in DC Thomsons Courier June 2015

The Baby Sleep Site May 2015 – a guest blog post about ‘Screen Time for Kids’ along with a promotional giveaway for the release of the new book Webster’s Bedtime:

Guest blog post on The Baby Sleep Site