Small Business Book Awards: Now Open for Voting!


The 3rd Annual Small Business Book Awards are now open for voting through December 15, 2010.  We invite you to head on over and vote on your favorite business books!

The Awards celebrate the best books of 2010 for small business owners, managers, entrepreneurs and the self-employed.This year the Book Awards are bigger and better than ever.  The nomination and voting experience is more engaging and interactive:

  • We’ve built a new and improved voting platform
  • In case we’ve forgotten your favorite book, this year you are able to submit it online.

We encourage you to vote early and often — one vote per IP address, per book, per day.  So tell your colleagues, friends and followers.  And vote for as many books as you like.  Read the Rules for more information.

DEADLINE

Deadline for voting is December 15, 2010, at 11:59 pm Los Angeles time.  Winners will be announced within 7 days  thereafter.

WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?

The top 10 vote getters at the conclusion of voting, will each be named to the 2010 winners’ list.  Winners get recognition, publicity and the right to display Winner insignias on books, websites, brochures and elsewhere.

HISTORY OF THE BOOK AWARDS

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 reviewed or recognized books specifically for small business people and entrepreneurs.

Thus began the weekend business book reviews here at Small Business Trends. Since starting the book reviews, our book reviewing team under the leadership of Book Editor Ivana Taylor along with the help of Assistant Editors Pierre DeBois and Margie Zable Fisher, has reviewed hundreds of small business books, writing unbiased in-depth reviews.

Then in 2008 we started the Book Awards. After publishing reviews, we frequently are asked for advice about which books to read. Rather than giving our personal favorites, we decided to get more input — from YOU.

Last year, during the 2009 Awards, over 4,000 votes were cast by the community, resulting in the 2009 Readers’ Choice Book Awards.  Our Editors also chose 10 books for the 2009 Editor’s Choice version of the Book Awards .

This year, with our new voting platform making it easier to vote, we expect even more voting. Many thanks to the folks at Ikon Marketing Group which built the 2010 Book Awards platform in record time.

GO VOTE!

So what are you waiting for?  Go vote!



Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.