Sourcebooks Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah Named FutureBook's Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person of 2013
Liz Kelsch, Publicity Manager
CHICAGO, IL – November 21, 2013—Sourcebooks Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah is being honored with FutureBook's Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person award of 2013.
“Dominique has a real passion for digital, and for transforming her business,” Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of FutureBook.net, said. “She showcases every day, on Twitter, in her office, and at conferences, all the attributes an inspiring digital leader should possess. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, open and, most importantly, practices what she preaches.”
The award, sponsored by the Frankfurt Book Fair, was announced during The Bookseller’s FutureBook 2013 Conference on Thursday. Those shortlisted for the 2013 honor included Goodreads founder and CEO Otis Chandler; Richard Nash, head of partnerships and content at Small Demons; Charlie Redmayne, now CEO of HarperCollins, formerly CEO of Pottermore; and Macmillan CEO John Sargent. Previous winners include Faber CEO Stephen Page and Rebecca Smart, Osprey managing director.
“I am honored and more than a little overwhelmed to be receiving this award,” Raccach said. “But the truth is, this award isn’t actually about me. It's really about what we've all accomplished together. This digital transformation has created a community among us; one that fosters innovation, shares successes and failures, learns from one another, helps each other, and one that's worldwide.”
Raccah was also recently named the Muriel Siebert Entrepreneurial Champion by The Committee of 200 (C200) during its Annual Luminary Awards to Exceptional Women, and Sourcebooks was honored as 2013 Book Publishing Innovator of the Year by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines.
Raccah has overseen the launch of Sourcebooks’ Put Me In the Story
™ personalized children’s book platform, which includes partnerships with Sesame Workshop®, Hello Kitty®, The Berenstain Bears® and Anne Geddes, as well as a series of interactive digital editions of Shakespeare’s plays.
Now in their third year, the FutureBook Innovation Awards, were the first to recognize digital innovation across the global publishing business.
Dominique Raccah is the CEO and Publisher of Sourcebooks where she is in charge of creating the future, not just for the company, but for authors, readers, and the book itself. Raccah has driven innovation and expansion by kicking her way out of boxes to create possibilities where none exist and is committed to creating the future for reading and learning. Raccah recently served as co-chair of BISG, and is also a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, Romance Writers of America, and Vistage CEO.