NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books" with Zibby Owens announced today that it has been nominated for Best Podcast: Arts & Culture in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet. IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of Internet industry experts including Internet inventor Vint Cerf, Instagram's Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen, Director of Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society Susan P. Crawford, actor and activist Jesse Williams, GE CMO Linda Boff, Pod Save the People host and activist DeRay McKesson, Google's Head of Conversation Design Cathy Pearl, Fortnite Designer Eric Williamson, HBO Digital Chief Diane Tryneski, Los Angeles Laker Isaiah Thomas, and DDB Worldwide CEO Wendy Clark.
Zibby Owens, a writer and mom of four in Manhattan, started her podcast one year ago. Airing twice weekly episodes, she has interviewed 100+ authors about their books so that busy people – like moms! – can get their literary fix. Guests have included New York Times bestsellers Delia Owens, Gretchen Rubin, Dani Shapiro, John Kenney, Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, Min Jin Lee, Kwame Alexander and Charles Duhigg, and notables such as Andre Agassi, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Jill Kargman, Dylan Lauren and Florence Fabricant. She also hosts frequent author events to give writers an in-person platform for sharing their work. She will be part of the Barnes & Noble Upper East Side book launch for author, Jamie Brenner, on May 7th, 2019 at 7:00 pm.
"Nominees like Zibby Owens are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year."
Zibby Owens is thrilled to have received this industry recognition. She said, "After only doing my podcast for a year, being included in the top five podcasts in the Arts & Culture category is just unbelievably exciting and a true honor."
As a nominee, "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books" is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 18th, "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books" fans can cast their votes at vote.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (online voting ends April 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm), and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City. There they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Past 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhite's "It's Pronounced "Jif" not 'Gif'; Stephen Colbert's "Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."; and Björk 's "A E I O U."
About Zibby Owens:
Podcast host, Zibby Owens, is a Yale University and Harvard Business School grad who has written for Marie Claire, Seventeen, Redbook, Parents.com, the New York Times' "Motherlode" blog, HuffPost, and ScaryMommy. She is a Contributor at the TODAY Parenting Team, a Fellow at Kveller.com, and a Top Parenting Writer on Medium.com. She co-wrote a book, YOUR PERFECT FIT, in 2007. She currently lives on the Upper East Side of New York with her four children under age 12 and her husband, Kyle Owens, founder of Morning Moon Productions.
Find Zibby Online:
Instagram: @zibbyowens; @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks
Facebook: @zibbyowens; @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks; @byzibbyowens
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games.
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