The 2015 Small Business Book Awards Are Open For Nominations Now in it’s 7th year, the Small Business Book Awards are open for nominations! Whoever said that we’re in information overload, hasn’t experienced the fervor with which small business owners read (and write) business books.
Between January and December of 2014, Small Business Trends’ Book Review team has reviewed nearly 100 small business books about marketing, management, social media, technology, leadership, motivation and everything in between. We’ve shared our favorite reads…
Announcing the 2014 Small Business Book Awards Judges’ Choice Winners If you missed today’s Small Business Book Awards Virtual Ceremony, you missed out on hearing about our judges’ selections for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. Here’s a recap:
Do It! Marketing
80/20 Sales and Marketing
Have Fun, Get Paid
Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic.
It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon
Culture Without Accountability
Announcing the 2014 Small Business Book Awards Community Choice Winners Now that voting is over, we’re ready to honor the Community Choice Winners! These are based on the number of votes received. We’ll also be announcing our Judges’ Choice next week at the Small Business Book Awards Virtual Ceremony.
Overall Community Choice Winner: Liber8 Your Business
Motivation: The X Factor Selling System
Economics: The Solution Revolution
Social Media: It’s Not About You, It’s About BACON!
Startup: You Couldn’t Have Told Me This Before I…
Last Minute Tidbits on Voting for the Book Awards Just a reminder that today is the final day you can vote for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards nominees. Here’s additional info for you.
Two Types of Winners
We will be announcing both Community Choice and Judged winners at our online awards ceremony June 4 at 2pm ET via Live Google Hangout On Air. Here are the details on both types of winners:
COMMUNITY CHOICE WINNERS -- The nominee with the top number of votes overall and the top vote getter in each category at the conclusion of…
Tomorrow is the Last Day to Make Your Vote Count Voting ends at midnight Pacific time on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. So make sure to vote for all the small business books and resources nominated for the Small Business Book Awards now so that your vote counts toward our Community Choice winners.
Our judges will make their selections out of our nominees in the upcoming week, then all winners will be announced at the Small Business Book Awards Virtual Ceremony on June 4, 2014, at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. Please RSVP!
There’s Only One Week Left to Vote for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards We're in the final week of community voting! Let's make a splash!
If you haven’t yet voted, or could stand to take another look at our nominees, please do. Let those authors who have influenced your business know how important they are to you as business owner with your vote.
Remember, you can vote once per book or resource.
Voting ends at midnight Pacific time on May 28, 2014. Our esteemed judges will then be making their selections. All winners will be announced at the Small…
Community Choice vs. Judge-Selected Winners Did you know there are two types of winners for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards?
Community Choice: Those books selected by you, our small business community. At the end of the voting period (which runs through May 28, 2014) we will tally up all the votes you’ve placed and select the nominees with the most votes in each category.
Judges’ Choice: Our panel of Judges will also select winners in each category. We have small business experts with experience and interest in the categories…
Voting for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards is Happening Now Voting for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards is now underway! We encourage you to vote for as many books as you like. Here are some key details about voting:
Anyone can vote for any book one time now until the end of May.
Simply click the Vote button on a given nominee’s page to vote.
You can also click the social media icons below the profile to tell your network that you support an author or resource.
In the past we have allowed unlimited votes (once per day) for all nominations,…
Last Day to Nominate Books for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards The clock is ticking! If you haven’t yet nominated a few books for the Book Awards, you have until midnight Pacific tonight to do so. Don’t let time run out.
Nominating your favorite small business authors shows them they’re doing great things for entrepreneurs like you. What better way to feel recognized than to be nominated for a prestigious award like the Small Business Book Awards?
Consider it your thank you to business authors. You can nominate under your name…
Tips for Book Nominations There’s only one more week to nominate books for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards! I challenge each of you to nominate at least two books or resources. Rack your brains and find those books that brought you joy (and great ideas) last year.
Remember: when you nominate a book, please don’t copy and paste Amazon's description. We want to hear, in your own words, what the book is about and why it’s worthy of being nominated. It doesn’t have to be long; just a few sentences can explain…
Final Two Weeks for Nominations We’re in the final two weeks for nominations for the Book Awards! We’ve seen some phenomenal titles nominated in each category. Here’s a summary.
The Motivation category is always an interesting one because it runs the gamut from rags to riches stories to tips for quitting Corporate America. One great nominee this year is How to Deliver a Great TED Talk. Even if you’re not fortunate enough to be invited to give a TED talk, readers say it provides killer tips for any presentation.
Please Support Our Media Partners Each year, we rely on our Media Partners to help us spread the word about the Small Business Book Awards. This year, we’ve got some amazing folks you should check out.
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What We Learn from Books Consider the impact books have made on your life, and on your business. Probably you've learned a strategy or two that has affected how you operate your company. That's the spirit behind the Book Awards; we want to honor those books that go beyond the superficial and actually make us better entrepreneurs.
Maybe you learned how to leverage Instagram from Instagram Power. Or found The Power to be Profitable. Whatever lessons you’ve learned from business books, we hope you'll share them with us…
What Books Will YOU Nominate for the Book Awards? If you haven't yet nominated all your favorite books for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards, now is the time. Nominations are open until April 30, 2014, and then voting begins.
Categories to Nominate Under
The Awards cover all types of small business books, including:
Once you nominate a book, it make take 1-3 days for our team to review and approve it. You should receive notification once it…
Call for Media Partners We are looking for quality media partners who can provide value to the 2014 Book Awards and its nominees. As a media partner, you will have your logo placed on the home page of the Book Awards and be mentioned throughout our marketing efforts.
If you are willing to provide the following, please let us know so we can place you as a media partner:
3-5 blog posts about the Book Awards (we will provide template you can use)
Social sharing of the Book Awards now through May (we will provide…
The History of the Book Awards For those of you who wonder how we got started with the Book Awards, here's our story.
Way back in 2007, we noticed that most business books being reviewed or winning awards were books of interest to the enterprise or corporate audience. No sites consistently covered books specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Over on Small Business Trends, we began the weekend business book reviews to provide insight into what books small business owners should read. Since then, our…
Announcing the 2014 Judges - Please Welcome Them February 20, 2014 - Toot the horns! We're proud to announce the team of Judges for the 2014 Small Business Book Awards. Meet this fantastic team of book lovers, business owners and consumers of business information. They have plenty of collective insight into what makes a good business book.
What we love about these Judges is how diverse they are, coming from backgrounds like marketing, virtual assistance, finance, and more. Some contribute content around the Web (heck, some are book authors),…
The 2014 Small Business Book Awards are Live! February 11, 2014 - We're excited to kick off our 6th year for the Small Business Book Awards!
The Awards highlight the best nonfiction business books published during 2013. Here's what you need to know about this year:
- Nominations: run from February 11 through April 30, 2014.
- Community Voting: takes place May 1 through May 28, 2014.
- Expert Judging Panel: new this year! Judges for each category.
- Winners: will be announced in June during an online event.
The Community Voting will…
Winner Announcement - 2013 Small Business Book Awards March 27, 2013 -- Congratulations to all who participated in the 2013 Small Business Book Awards! All those nominated should feel proud to be part of the Awards. It is quite an accomplishment just to be nominated and participate, and you can forever display a badge that your book or resource was nominated for a Small Business Book Award.
If you were one of those who made it into the Top 10 Overall and the Category Winners - you may now say you have an award-winning book or resource, too, (and…
How to Fund Your Self-Published Book #BizBookAwards Chat Recap Self-publishing has become a serious option for small business owners and business writers seeking to boost their expertise, establish some new revenue, or perhaps create a viable new business model. The trick is funding the costs associated with publishing that first book.
In a Twitter chat Wednesday, we examined some of the approaches for raising money to fund your first self-publishing projects. Guests included Nancy Spooner Bsharah (@SurfDateBook) co-author of Everything I Know About Dating…
Learn How to Fund Your Next Book #BizBookAwards Chat Learn how to fund your next book. Join the Small Business Trends team and guests for a text chat on Twitter.com. It takes place on Wednesday, March 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. Eastern (New York time zone).
There are many challenges to face when self-publishing your own book. You'll need to cover the expenses of cover design, typesetting/formatting, and editing, and that's before you've even looked at potential marketing costs.
So, how can you fund the publishing of your book before you've even sold…
Traditional vs. Self-Publishing: Twitter Chat Recap Today's authors have more alternatives than ever before. One of the biggest decisions you need to when writing your latest business book is whether to go the traditional publishing route or try self-publishing. And for book lovers the question is: "Is a traditionally published book better than a self published book?" A recent Twitter chat in honor the Business Book Awards covered this topic. We bring you highlights from the chat.
Special speakers included Ramon Ray (@RamonRay), author of…
Announcing the 2013 Small Business Book Awards January 14, 2013 -- Later this month the 5th Annual Small Business Book Awards for 2013 kick off.
Attention Authors, Book Lovers and Entrepreneurs
Authors -- are you ready to get recognized for the book you worked so hard to create?
Book lovers -- are you ready to see all the best of the recent small business books in one place and network with the authors?
Business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs, managers and aspiring entrepreneurs -- are you ready to find some great reading for you…
2012 Small Business Book Awards Winners February 17, 2012 -- Congratulations to all who participated in the 2012 Small Business Book Awards! Every author whose book was nominated should feel proud to be part of the Awards. It is quite an accomplishment to write a book, and you can forever display a badge that your book was nominated for a Small Business Book Award.
As for the 40 books that made it into the Top 10 Overall and the 30 Category Winners - you may now say you have an award-winning book (and display gold foil stickers).…
Update: 86,000 Votes and Gold Award Stickers are Here! February 15, 2012 -- As I write this, we are just a day and a half before the close of voting. Votes have already exceeded last year's number by a wide margin. Currently the tally stands at 86,000 votes ... and climbing.
The support from the community for the authors who have poured their hearts and souls into these books, has been awesome. For all 250+ authors, and we gratified to see your books get visibility. Every book in this competition has been seen many hundreds or thousands of times,…
How We Track Votes February 6, 2012 -- Voting is a very important to you, and to us.
We want the best possible experience for everyone, while at the same time insuring that no one gets an unfair advantage due to holes in the voting system. With this in mind, we decided to use IP addresses to distinguish one voter from another, because it's the best option available to us.
Now, let me explain what that means. The IP address that you have for your computer is probably different from the IP address that the…
UPDATE: Count Down Counter and Voting Buttons February 1, 2012
UPDATE 11:20 AM Eastern time, February 1. Thanks to everyone who notified us about the two issues I wrote about earlier (see below). They are now fixed. And please know that ALL votes did register properly.
We are aware of a couple of issues with regard to the site, and are working on them to fix.
(1) The Countdown counter of time left to vote shows an incorrect day count of 190 days. The official rules apply -- voting will end on 11:59 pm Los Angeles time (Pacific time),…
Free Books: The Great Big Biz Book Giveaway in the #BizBookAwards January 31, 2012
Welcome to the Big Biz Book Giveaway Giveaway! For five days we have books donated by some awesome authors, that we will be giving away to the small biz community.
The Giveaway starts the evening of January 31, 2012 and will run through February 7, 2012. Each day, excluding the weekend, we’ll give away selected books from small business authors.
To enter to win a book from one of the daily book giveaways, tweet a message on Twitter using the hashtag #BizBookAwardsWin…
Join Us for a Twitter Chat: How to Drive Buyers for Your Book, in Droves January 26, 2012
Join us for a Twitter chat! The topic is:
How to Drive Buyers for Your Book, in Droves
Have you always dreamed of writing and publishing a book? Then you won't want to miss this Twitter chat on January 31, 2012. You will get expert tips on how to market your book and drive sales up.
This hour-long chat on Twitter is designed for you -- authors and aspiring authors. Today, even the largest publishers do a limited amount to market most books. As an author, it’s up…
Sponsor the Book Awards - Show Your Support of Small Biz January 19, 2012 -
Show your support of small business by sponsoring the Small Business Book Awards.
Sponsorship opportunities available for $2,000 to 10,000. Something to fit every budget.
Please contact Anita Campbell, Founder of the Small Business Book Awards at:
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133 Small Business Books Nominated So Far January 18, 2012 - We’re only a few days into the nomination process with 13 days to go, and there are 133 nominations already.
Nominations have been coming in from readers, authors, publicists and publishers in the categories of Marketing, Social Media, Technology, Economics, Management and StartUp. Anyone can nominate.
To see which books have been nominated already, you can scroll across the gallery on the home page.
Or you can search for it.
Why Nominations Take 24 Hours…
Nominate a book for the Small Business Book Awards #BizBookAwards January 9, 2012 – Nominations for the 4th Annual Small Business Book Awards 2012 are underway!
The Small Business Book Awards recognize those business books relevant to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Each year we enable the community to vote on its favorite new books.
Only books published in the preceding year are eligible. That means books first published or revised between November 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011 are eligible.
Nominate your favorite business books. It’s…
4th Annual Small Business Book Awards to Kick Off January 2012 December 21, 2011 - Get ready! The 4th Annual Small Business Book Awards are about to kick off once again, in January 2012.
In this event we honor and recognize books for and by small businesses. While there are numerous book awards -- from the Pulitzer Prize to the Independent Book Awards -- only the Small Business Book Awards focus exclusively on books that appeal to the small business market.
You won't find books that are primarily for a corporate audience. You won't find fiction books…