Congrats to Digital Ellie finalist, the Book Beast

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The Book Beast, the books section of the Daily Beast, is a finalist for a Digital Ellie. The Ellies are the awards of the American Society of Magazine Editors. The Book Beast has been named a finalist in the Online Department category.

The Digital Ellies include news and features: many cultural websites, projects and pieces are finalists, but the Book Beast is the only one focused solely on books.

The Book Beast’s home, the Daily Beast, was named a finalist in the major category general excellence, news & opinion. It faces off against the Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Slate and

In its category, the Book Beast will face off against the culture-focused Vulture from New York Magazine, Fast Co.'s Co. Design, Foreign Policy’s AfPak (documenting the ongoing conflicts in Southeast Asia) and National Geographic’s reader-submitted photo blog YourShot.


Congratulations to the Book Beast for the recognition, and for keeping books so well-represented in the mix of what makes the Internet interesting.

-- Carolyn Kellogg