The search is now on for the 2012 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year. From the official announcement:
This annual Award, promoted by the Financial Times Limited and the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics. [...]
Submissions are invited from publishers or bona fide imprints based in any country.
You can submit your book online or download the complete set of rules and a printable submissions form (a pdf) from FT.com.
This year’s awards ceremony and dinner will take place in New York on November 1st 2012. And, quite properly for an award partially sponsored by Goldman Sachs, the authors that make it that far will receive a very handsome sum of money.
The winner will receive an award of £30,000, and shortlisted authors will receive £10,000 each. A shortlist of up to 6 titles will be announced in early autumn, and the winner will be announced at an Award Dinner in New York on 1st November 2012.
We’ve been following the award since they began handing it out in 2005. It’s become a part of business book publishing calendar, and something we always look forward to. The list of books they’ve chosen is usually more big-picture, high-finance, and Wall Street-centric than what choose to highlight in our annual awards here at 800-CEO-READ (we tend to focus more on small business and entrepreneurship), but beginning with the choice of Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat in their inaugural year, they have always chosen very worthy candidates. The previous winners have been:
- Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty by Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee & Esther Duflo, PublicAffairs (2011)
- Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy by Raghuram G Rajan, Yale University Press (2010)
- Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed, Penguin Press (2009)
- When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed A El-Erian, McGraw-Hill (2008)
- The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Freres & Co. by William D Cohan, Doubleday Books (2007)
- China Shakes the World: A Titan’s Rise and Troubled Future—And the Challenge for America by James Kynge, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2006)
- The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman, Farrar Straus Giroux (2005)
We’ll keep you updated on the FT/Goldman Sachs Award as they announce their shortlist and winner later this year. We will also be calling for submissions to our awards later this Summer, so keep your eyes out that.