2013 Winner Announcement
The 2013 Small Business Book Awards, now in their 5th year, celebrate the best business books that entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers, and their staffs should read. They also recognize important resources supporting authors and the publishing industry. The small business community plays a key role by nominating, showing their support for, and voting on their favorites.
HOW DO THE SMALL BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS WORK?The Small Business Book Awards consist of two phases:
Phase 1 - Nomination: Anyone can nominate a business book or resource. All nominations are subject to editorial review and approval by the Editors of Small Business Trends, to ensure they meet eligibility criteria. Nominations open January 29, 2013 and close on March 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm Los Angeles time.
Phase 2 - Voting: Anyone can vote on the nominations. Voting takes place from March 4, 2013 through March 26, 2013 at 11:59 pm Los Angeles time. To vote, simply find the nominations of your choice and click on the "VOTE" button. Come back daily and vote. One vote per person, per nominee, per day. Vote for as many books / resources as you wish.
WHAT DO THE WINNERS GET?Overall winners: The top 10 vote getters at the conclusion of voting, will each be named to the 2013 winners' list, along with the recognition that comes with being named a 2013 Small Business Book Awards winner. Recognition includes publicity as a winner, as well as the right to display Winners insignia on books, websites, brochures and elsewhere.
Category winners: There will also be awards for the top 5 vote getters in each category.
WHO'S BEHIND THE AWARDS?The Best Small Business Book Awards initiative is produced by Small Business Trends, a popular online publication, which along with its sister sites, serves over 5,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually. The site was founded by Anita Campbell, widely regarded as an authority on small business issues, in 2003.
HISTORYBack 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 managers, and entrepreneurs.
Thus began the weekend business book reviews at Small Business Trends. Since starting the book reviews, our book reviewing team under the leadership of Book Editor Ivana Taylor, has reviewed nearly 400 small business books, writing unbiased in-depth reviews.
These Awards are an outgrowth of the weekend book reviews. After publishing reviews, we frequently were asked for advice about which books to read. Rather than giving off-the-cuff responses, we decided to find a way to get a broader range of input on books worthy of recognition.
This is the 5th year for the Awards. Last year, nearly 100,000 votes were cast by the community.
Last updated: January 23, 2013.