Voices of the Virtual World receives award!

Many of you will remember that this summer I was one of the authors in a book that was an experiment in e-publishing. I have some exciting news, and I haven’t been able to share it until now (well, yesterday, but I was in class most of the day). Voices of the Virtual World has won a Society for New Communications Research Award of Merit. From the press release:

The Society honors innovative individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, online communities, virtual worlds and collaborative technologies in the areas of media, marketing, public relations, advertising, entertainment, education, politics and social initiatives. The award winners were announced at the Society’s awards gala at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Mass on December 5th, 2007.

This is extremely exciting. If you haven’t already, you can purchase the book here. I was unable to attend the awards gala, which was somewhat disappointing. Nevertheless, I am proud to have been a part of this effort. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Not For Sale campaign. You can read my thoughts on the book in the post linked above. Obviously, I think it is a good book, and I’d encourage you to purchase it. Beyond that, it’s absolutely amazing that this compilation has received such high praise. The book went from inception to publication in a matter of months. It was a fun time working with some of the other authors. Many of them have blogs which can be accessed here. You’ll also have heard of some of them, no doubt. As one of those authors, I am proud to display the following badge on my blog:

SNCR Merit