The organisers of the Business Book Awards announce 2018 shortlist

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The organisers of the Business Book Awards are proud to announce the 36 authors that have made the 2018 shortlist. These awards celebrate the best UK business books published between January 1 and December 31 2017.

In its inaugural year, the awards have attracted 150 entries from an amazing variety of publishers. Seventeen different publishers have made the shortlist, with entries ranging from independent publishers such as The Authority Guide, through to household names such as Penguin Random House and Bloomsbury.

Business Book Awards 2018 Shortlist:

  • Category 1: Startup Inspiration
    Judged by John Williams

It Takes a Tribe by Will Dean (Portfolio, Penguin Random House)
Recipe for Success by Karen Green (Matador)
She Means Business by Carrie Green (Hay House Publishers)
Tested by Alpesh H. Patel (Peshmode)
Thrive Don’t Just Survive by Karen Ingram (Rethink Press)

  • Category 2: Selling the Dream
    Judged by Andy Lopata

Scale Up Millionaire by Gordon McAlpine (Rethink Press)
Secret Skill, Hidden Career by Paul Owen (Rethink Press)
Strategic Tendering for Professional Services by Matthew Fuller and Tim Nightingale (Kogan Page)
The Authority Guide to Pitching Your Business by Mel Sherwood (The Authority Guides)
The Growth Director’s Secret by Andrew Brent (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)
UnBranding by Scott Stratten and Alison Stratten (Wiley)

  • Category 3: Leading the Team
    Judged by Martin Norbury

Leadersmithing by Eve Poole (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)
Myths of Leadership by Jo Owen (Kogan Page)
The Change Catalyst by Campbell Macpherson (Wiley)
The High-Potential Leader by Ram Charan, with Geri Willigan (Wiley)
The Joy of Leadership by Tal Ben-Sharhar and Angus Ridgway (Wiley)
The Listening Leader by Emilio Galli Zugaro and Clementina Galli Zugaro (Pearson)

  • Category 4: Embracing Change
    Judged by Ginny Carter

Core by Neil Gaught (Routledge)
Futureproof by Minter Dial and Caleb Storkey (Pearson)
Humanification by Christian Kromme (The Choir Press)
What To Do When Machines Do Everything by Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring (Wiley)
Who Can You Trust? by Rachel Botsman (Portfolio, Penguin Random House)

  • Category 5: Thought Leader
    Judged by Carl Reader

24 Assets by Daniel Priestley (Rethink Press)
Fully Connected by Julia Hobsbawm (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)
Neuro Design by Darren Bridger (Kogan Page)
The Power of Purpose by John O’Brien and Andrew Cave (Pearson)
The Startup Way by Eric Ries (Portfolio, Penguin Random House)

  • Category 6: Self-Development
    Judged by Suzanne Collier

Influence by Warren Cass (Capstone, Wiley)
Myths of Work by Ian MacRae and Adrian Furnham (Kogan Page)
The Leader’s Guide to Presenting by Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell (Pearson)
The Reputation Game by David Waller and Rupert Younger (Oneworld)
The Rules of People by Richard Templar (Pearson)

  • Category 7: Judge’s Choice
    Judged by Lucy McCarraher

Almost is Not Good Enough by Andrew R Jennings (Andrew R Jennings)
Client Earth by James Thorton and Martin Goodman (Scribe UK)
Customers the Day After Tomorrow by Steven van Belleghem (Lannoo)
Trusted by Lyn Bromley & Donna Whitbrook (Practical Inspiration Publishing)

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