Voting for the Small Business Book Awards Begins Today!

Voting for the Small Business Book Awards Begins Today!

Attention small business owners and business book fans! As many of you may know, Small Business Trends has been running the Small Business Book Awards since November and boy, do we have some amazing nominations for the Best Business Books of 2014 — more than 200 of them!

And now it’s time for you to vote — here is how the voting works:

Voting will begin today, March 11, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. PST) through April 2, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. PST).

Voting is Fast and Easy

To vote, simply visit the Business Book Awards site and click on the red vote button. You can also click on the “Categories” tab and select the categories you’d like to see. We have eight categories:

  • Motivation
  • Social Media
  • Startup
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Technology
  • Resources

Then simply click on the “vote” button for the books you’d like to pick.

You Only Need to Vote Once During the Period

You can vote for as many books as you like and you only need to vote once for each book during the entire voting period.

Said another way, you can vote for a couple of books on one day, and come back and vote for a few more books on another day. BUT, you CANNOT vote for the same book more than once. For more information and details, check out the rules page.

Support Your Favorite Books with Comments

Another really fantastic and fun feature we have is the ability to leave your comments of support and feedback for any book using Facebook comments. This is a fantastic way to show your support for your favorite books.

How the Winners are Chosen

There will be two kinds of winners for the Small Business Book Awards, Community Choice Winners and Judges’ Winners. The Community Choice winners are those books that received the most community votes. The Judges’ Winners are chosen by our esteemed panel of expert judges who will make their choices based on their area of expertise and review of the books.

Winners Announcements

The Community Choice Winners will be announced on April 3, 2015, and the Judges’ Winners will be announced on April 10, 2015.

May the best business books win — vote for your favorites now!

Book Image via Shutterstock, Small Business Trends

Ivana Taylor Ivana Taylor is the Book Editor for Small Business Trends. She is responsible for directing the site’s book review program and manages the team of professional book reviewers. She also spearheads the annual Small Business Book Awards. Ivana publishes DIYMarketers, where she shares daily do-it-yourself marketing tips, and is co-author of "Excel for Marketing Managers."