I’m pleased to announce that my book, The Paris Vacation Apartment Guide (Eggplant Press, www.parisvacationapartmentguide.com), has captured the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Book Award, Silver Medalist for Best in Digital!: http://bit.ly/1Cft0VI
The book which debuted on Times Square, NYC and reached #1 on Amazon French Travel Books, was my first departure from food writing and first endeavor into the wonderful world of digital! I’m so overwhelmed by the judge’s comments and my very high scores ( I was given an EXCEPTIONAL rating of 5 overall). I’d like to share some of these comments:
***“I must say, it was easy to judge, because it was exceptionally well done! I think that’s the best use of embedded live linking I’ve ever seen in an e-book. It used a video, sites linked to photos, listing sites, Google maps, even Wikipedia – all appropriately and without disrupting the flow of a very well-written book. This one was excellent
***I was impressed by:
— layout: good use of white space, lists, different font colors to highlight information
– organization: the author figuratively walked a prospective renter through the process of determining what they actually need and how to find it, then gave links where they can do exactly that
– writing: the style was clear, friendly, informative, and informal while still being professional. It read like advice from an experienced friend, on space, shopping, atmosphere, etc. (favorite garden, perfume shop, etc – personal touch is charming and informative). Overall it is very positive, but it is also honest, with pitfalls explained.
***Fantastic use of the platform – this was the first ‘traditional’ book I’ve seen to really use the linking possibilities of the ebook to both guide the reader and support the author.
In the words of the great actress Sally Field: You like me, you really like me!!
Honestly, as a cookbook author I don’t always have the chance to write a lot beyond the recipes and supporting text, so this was a great stretch for me to do straight text and now I feel after so many years that- I AM A WRITER!
VISIT the IBPA-BFDA landing page at: http://bit.ly/1Cft0VI
Learn all about the award and share it with your social networks
BUY the book- Visit the gorgeous www.parisvacationapartmentguide.com site. Drool worthy!
WRITE about the book. If you are a travel, tech and even a food writer( there is a bit about food in the book)or know someone who is, contact me at www.robynwebb.com for our press release and supporting material. Many story angles can be explored with my now award-winning book!
And now on a personal note: I dedicate my win to the residents of Paris and the people of France. While my writing is not controversial, provocative or satirical, my right to freedom of the press is something I never take for granted. Merci #Paris for the opportunity to write about you and lets all stand together for the freedom of expression now and for always!