Our awards program is free to enter and we select winners in two phases. The first round is our “Longlist” which features 50 to 65 books we loved and will be announced in early December. A week later, we will announce our “shortlist” of 15 titles, including five category winners in the following categories:
To be considered for this award, these are the requirements:
It’s always nice to be honored, so on an emotional level, we’d have to say of course!
Beyond that, we do also conduct an extensive media campaign through traditional and social media throughout the month of December to share the results. All books that make the Shortlist will not only receive recognition in our materials, but their books will be personally reviewed by our Founder Rohit Bhargava and those reviews will be posted on Amazon along with a badge noting the award.
These awards are highly selective and we don’t accept payments for entry. What this means is that we are routinely scouring the web, events, media and actual bookstores to find the best new business books of the year. Every year, our list includes some titles that have garnered widespread praise along with some that have been underappreciated by the media or other awards programs.
We are also one of the few awards programs for business books that isn’t based in one of the beaches outside LA. We’re not sure what that’s about either.
Congratulations for being selected this year! If you are one of the winners or a media/PR team working with them, below are several badges available for your promotional use (right click on the image to save). Please only use the badge that corresponds to the list your book was selected for and contact us if you need a higher resolution of any of these badges or transparent versions for print usage. We trust you to use these responsibly.