In a move that gives increasing credibility to the electronic book format, the James Beard Foundation Awards -- also known as the Oscars of the US food world -- announced that for the first time next year, e-books will be given equal consideration and accepted in the same category as print.
The James Beard Foundation Awards will be accepting ebooks as entries next year. ©Reinhold Foeger/shutterstock.com
It’s a belated move that follows in the heels of other major food journalism and cookbook competitions which have also changed their eligibility requirements in recognition of the growing popularity of apps, blogs and virtual books among home cooks and gourmands alike.
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