The Webby Award for Best Email Newsletter in the Websites and Mobile Sites category, under Independent Publishers, goes to the Black Château team. The creators of the monthly Books That Make You newsletter will be honored during the 26th Annual Webby Awards Celebration, Monday, May 16, 2022 in New York City.
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New York, NY — Black Château proudly announces that The Books That Make You Newsletter has been named the Best Email Newsletter in the Websites and Mobile Sites category, under Independent Publishers, in the 26th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. Hosted by comedian Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Roy Wood Jr.: Imperfect Messenger) the Webby Awards’ star-studded ceremony – presented by Verizon – will take place in New York City on Monday, May 16.
IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Arlan Hamilton, Founder and Managing Partner, Backstage Capital; Ziwe Fumudoh, Comedian & Writer; Quinta Brunson, Writer, Director and Actor; Felecia Hatcher, CEO, Black Ambition, Sridhar Ramaswamy; Co-Founder & CEO, Neeva; David Droga; Founder and Chairman, Droga5, R/GA; Kerstin Emhoff, Co-Founder & CEO, PRETTYBIRD; Dan Pfeiffer, Co-Host, Pod Save America and Werner Vogels, VP & CTO Amazon.
Books That Make You is the creation of the Black Château team. Books That Make You is a brand that spotlights authors, books, literary news and presents online bookish events like the upcoming Beach-Bound Book Bash and The BookFest®. It produces the Books That Make You Show which airs on the radio station MyStar95.com and as a podcast. It features articles and news on its website and engages with the book-loving community on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and its YouTube channel.
The Books That Make You Newsletter is a monthly email distributed free to over 20,000 booklovers. It gives subscribers a roundup of the latest Books That Make You Shows, recommendations on reading lists, links to articles and news, invitations to online bookish events, links to request advanced reading copies, and opportunities to win books and literary-themed prizes.
“Black Château and Books That Make You have set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” says Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
Black Château will be honored at the 26th Annual Webby Awards in New York City on May 16th, hosted by Roy Wood Jr. Founder Desireé Duffy, and Head of Operations Dave Duffy will be in attendance.
Desireé Duffy says, “We’re ecstatic to be honored at this year’s Webby Awards. There were over 14,000 entries and being selected is a huge honor. It is a testament to all the hard work and dedication the team puts into creating an outstanding bookish brand with Books That Make You. Thank to the Webby Awards and this year’s judges.”
Additionally, this year’s Webby Special Achievement honorees include: Megan Thee Stallion (Webby Artist of the Year), Anil Dash and Kevin McCoy (Webby Lifetime Achievement), Takashi Murakami (Webby Special Achievement), Drew Barrymore (Webby Special Achievement), Adam Scott (Webby Best Actor), and #SayGay (Webby Social Movement of the Year).
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. hosts the Webby Awards’ star-studded ceremony – presented by Verizon – which will take place in New York City on Monday, May 16, and will celebrate the best of the Internet. Fans can follow and watch show highlights including hallmark 5-Word Speeches from the night’s big winners on May 16th at #Webbys on Instagram and Twitter, and the show at webbyawards.com.
About Black Château Enterprises and Books That Make You:
Black Château Enterprises is an award-winning company that houses three brands. The Black Château marketing and public relations firm specializes in promoting authors, books, personality brands, and creative individuals from around the world with a full spectrum of services. Black Château’s sister company, Books That Make You, is a multi-media brand that promotes books through its website, radio show/podcast, and social media channels. Black Château created and biannually produces The BookFest®, an online bookish adventure for readers and writers. Black Château is virtual company, born in Southern California, its office is headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. The company’s motto is: We believe in storytellers. Visit www.BlackChateauEnterprises.com, www.TheBookFest.com and www.BooksThatMakeYou.com.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps and Software, Social, Podcasts, Games, and Virtual & Remotes. Established in 1996, this year’s Webby Awards received nearly 14,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA. Find The Webby Awards Online: webbyawards.com.