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Shortlist for business book awards 2019 revealed

22 February 2019 No Comment

The judges of the 2019 Business Book Awards are delighted to announce the much-anticipated shortlist for this year’s event…

After reading their way through piles of brilliant entries and spending many hours in deliberation and hot discussion, the esteemed judges – including top authors, broadcasters, publishers and people from all areas of business – have whittled down this year’s entrants to a thought-provoking shortlist of books at the forefront of their field.

The winners of the 2019 Business Book Awards in each category – as well as the overall winner – will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony attended by leading names in the business and publishing worlds on 26th March 2019 at The Grange Hotel, London.

2019 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED:

Start-Up Inspiration

  • The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business by Harriet Kelsall
  • The Future is Freelance by Kirsty Hulse
  • The Successful Mumpreneur by Debbie Gilbert
  • Working in the Gig Economy by Thomas Oppong
  • Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker

Sales and Marketing

  • 100 Practical Ways to Improve Customer Experience by Martin Newman & Malcolm McDonald
  • Art of the Click by Glenn Fisher
  • Narrative by Numbers by Sam Knowles
  • The Choice Factory by Richard Shotton
  • Grow Fast, Grow Global by Sarah Carroll

HR and Management

  • Accelerated Leadership Development by Ines Wichert
  • Data-Driven HR by Bernard Marr
  • Mind Tools for Managers by James Manktelow & Julian Birkinshaw
  • SUPERENGAGED by Nikki Gatenby
  • The Learning Imperative by Mark Burns & Andy Griffith

Embracing Change 

  • Corporate Emotional Intelligence by Gareth Chick
  • Run Fast by Neil How
  • The Lean Product Lifecycle by Tendayi Viki & Craig Strong
  • The Mother of all Jobs by Christine Armstrong
  • The Post-Truth Business by Sean Pillot de Chenecey
  • Heartificial Empathy by Minter Dial
  • Powered by Change by Jonathan MacDonald
  • The Digital Ape by Nigel Shadbolt & Roger Hampson

Leadership 

  • Employee Confidence by Karen J. Hewitt
  • The Leadership Lab by Chris Lewis & Pippa Malmgren
  • Get Social by Michelle Carvill
  • Your Leadership Story by Deborah Henley
  • Recruit, Inspire & Retain by Jacqui Mann
  • Superfast: Lead at Speed by Sophie Devonshire

Self-Development

  • Be More Pirate by Sam Conniff Allende
  • Social Media for a New Age by Katie Brockhurst
  • Shine by Andy Cope & Gavin Oattes
  • The Busy Person’s Guide to Great Presenting by Lee Warren
  • You Were Born to Speak by Richard Newman & Judy Barratt
  • Is This It? by Ruth Kudzi
  • Defining You by Fiona Murden
  • Executive Presentations by Jacqui Harper

Short Business Books 

  • Lessons in Leadership by John Adair
  • Strategy Plain and Simple by Vaughan Evans
  • The Attitude Book by Simon Tyler
  • Be Useful by Jos Burton
  • The Art of Plain Speaking by Charlie Corbett

Specialist Book 

  • The Numbers Business by Della Hudson
  • The Winning Mix by Claire Brumby
  • The 7 Principles of Conflict Resolution by Louisa Weinstein
  • The School Business Manager’s Handbook by Hayley Dunn
  • Power Property Investing for Women by Bindar Dosanjh

International Book

  • Leading Digital Transformation by Joakim Jansson & Marie Andervin
  • The Bootle Boy by Les Hinton
  • Yours Truly by Margarita Mayo
  • Legacy in the Making by Mark Miller & Lucas Conley
  • Resilience at Work by Kathryn Jackson
  • The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene

READY TO SPEAK TO THE MEDIA

The founder of the Business Book Awards, Lucy McCarraher, its judges and this year’s shortlisted authors are available to interview, write by-lined articles or offer expert comment on topics including:

  • Why are so few business books written by women – and how can we tackle this?
  • Workplace Wellbeing – will this be the biggest business trend of 2019?
  • Ethical Entrepreneurs: 10 top books to help you start up an ethical business
  • The rise of the ‘authorpreneur’: Could writing a business book be the key to taking your career up a gear?
  • 10 best business books written by women
  • Work-life balance: leading business authors share their best hacks
  • 10 award-winning business authors share their top tips for writing a bestselling business book

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