The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards

We believe in books. We believe books can help create more humane, diverse, modern, and effective businesses, stronger communities, and a better world.

The 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards exist to recognize the best books in the business genre every year, and all the people who help bring them to life.

Any business book originally published in 2019 and available in the United States. Books must be submitted by the publisher, agent, or author of the book.


Call for entries will open on August 26, 2019. All submissions must be postmarked by October 7, 2019. The longlist will be announced in November, and the shortlist in December. The Business Book of the Year will be announced January 16, 2020.



Each book is judged on the originality and applicability of its ideas and quality of the writing.


Submit your book to one of the following categories. More information about the categories can be found on our FAQ.


  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Management & Workplace Culture
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Personal Development & Human Behavior
  • Current Events & Public Affairs
  • Narrative & Biography
  • Big Ideas & New Perspectives



Read our FAQ or contact Blyth Meier: or 800-236-7323 x233.