The judging criteria and the QED were created in partnership with leading digital publishing design and production experts, who make up the advisory council. The advisory council provides input and information on the evolution of the awards so that the PIAs remain true to their mission of encouraging high-quality digital publishing.
The members of the judging panel are:
Angela Bole was appointed Deputy Executive Director of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG) in March 2009, having previously served two years as Associate Director and two years as Marketing and Communications Manager. Working closely with members and non-members alike, she has been instrumental in furthering BISG’s mission of creating a more informed, empowered and efficient book industry supply chain for both physical and digital products.
Peter Costanzo is the Creative Director of NBC Publishing. He also teaches the Introduction to Interactive Media course at NYU. Follow him on Twitter: @PeterCostanzo.
Colleen Cunningham is an eBook Developer at F+W Media, Inc. and an adjunct professor at Emerson College in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing. A member of AIGA and Book Builders, she also presents regularly on the challenging and ever-changing, yet rewarding, world of eBook production. Venues include the Digital Book World Conference, HOW Design Conference, Book Builders of Boston Spring Forum Series, Boston InDesign User Group and the Massachusetts College of Art. She is a founding member of the friendly and helpful #ePrdctn group on Twitter / @BookDesignGirl.
Liza Daly is the president of Threepress Consulting and an experienced software engineer in digital publishing. In 2010, Threepress released Ibis Reader, an HTML5 ereader for mobile phones, web browsers and other internet-connected devices.
Ami Greko manages vendor relations in the US for Kobo ebooks. She is a founder of Book Camp NYC, an unconference for publishing types and readers, and co-curates and hosts the Ignite-style lecture series 7x20x21. A member of the PAMA and DBW advisory boards, Greko also presents regularly on digital marketing, including at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the LA Times Book Festival, and New York University. You can find her online on Twitter and on Tumblr as ami_with_an_i, and in real life probably in a bookstore in Brooklyn.
Christina Biamonte Faubert is the Content Account Manager, eBooks for Sony ReaderStore. With a Masters of Science in Publishing from New York University and after working for 10 years in the children’s book publishing arena, Christina uses her experience and background to bring new content to ReaderStore’s catalog as well as to foster optimal business partnerships with publishers.
Anne has been a partner in Foxpath IND since 2000, specializing in the transition to and from traditional content publishing and online content development, management and publishing. Her clients include trade book publishers; technology and financial services Web sites; and arts and cultural institutions. Anne’s semimonthly column, Digital Reading, discusses user experience and related topics in eBooks and digital reading. Anne currently serves as president of Women’s Media Group, a 35-year-old industry organization, and is a member of the advisory boards of the Publishing Innovation Awards and BEA Conference 2012. She is the author of several books for children and a definitive collection of jokes.
Matt’s experience is rooted in graphic arts, graphic design, and fine arts. He spent the early part of his career working in the printing industry, both commercial print and packaging, where he concentrated in prepress management, and digital workflow development. In early 2009, he began transforming various print centric workflows to incorporate digital product, specifically for eBooks. He now directs a team of extremely talented eBook Developers, working to create cutting edge digital workflows and eBooks.
Peter Meyers designs, speaks, and writes about digital books. He’s the author of Breaking the Page: Transforming Books and the Reading Experience (O’Reilly, 2011) and VP, Editorial & Content Innovation at Citia. For more than two decades he’s worked at the intersection of writing and technology. He co-founded Digital Learning Interactive, a pioneering multimedia textbook publisher (sold in 2004 to Thomson Learning). Peter has also written about the strange and wonderful effects of computers on mainstream culture for many publications, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Salon, and the Village Voice. Peter blogs at www.newkindofbook.com and is on Twitter @petermeyers.
Liz Scheier is Senior Product Manager at Brilliance Audio, part of the Amazon.com group of companies, responsible for online business and digital initiatives. Previously, she was Editorial Director, Digital Content at Barnes & Noble.com, handling business development to authors and literary agents. Before that she spent more than a decade as an editor at Random House and Penguin, specializing in speculative fiction and more zombies than you could shake a stick at.
Joshua Tallent is a well-known eBook expert and teacher, and is a vocal advocate for beautiful, functional, accessible eBooks. eBook Architects, his eBook design and consulting business, provides services to both publishers and authors, specializing in complex and enhanced eBook development projects. Website: www.ebookarchitects.com; Twitter: @jtallent.