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Great news! BookGlutton has been named a Webby Award Honoree in the Community Category. They tell us out of a whopping 10,000 entries submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards, less than 15% are awarded the status of Official Honoree. Entries came from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. It’s a big deal, and we’re humbled by it. Moreover, there are only two book sites listed this year – our partner Goodreads is the only other one we found. Represent!

This isn’t the first time BG has gotten a little Webby Love. In 2008 we were a bona fide finalist in the same Category (Community), against some of the heavyweights that are up there again: Flickr and COLOURlovers. We wrote about it here and here.

What else can we say, except THANK YOU! to our USERS and the folks at the WEBBYS.

Both Travis and Aaron sat on the panel of Building a Better Web-Based Book last week at the Tools of Change Conference 2009. It was a great panel, with CJ Rayhill of Safari Books Online, Liza Daly of Threepenny Press, Ben Vershbow of the New York Public Library and Dave Gray of XPLANE. We talked about the social, aesthetic and technical challenges of reading online — Aaron and I were particularly concerned about the fact that books must continue be visually appealing and community-based, even online.

Watch the video here.