The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW) today announced the winner and finalists for its second annual Best in Business Book Awards, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding business journalism in books published between July 31, 2020, and July 31, 2021.

The book chosen by the judges as the winner is An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, published by HarperCollins.

“An Ugly Truth focuses on the tech story of the year – Facebook’s fall from grace,” said Pattie Sellers, head judge and co-CEO of SellersEaston Media. “Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang’s storytelling is rigorous, compelling, and timely.”

Kang and Frenkel will be recognized during a webinar “A Conversation with Best in Business Book Award Winner.” The date and time will be announced later.

The judges also selected two finalists from the 30 entries received: The Devil’s Playbook: Big Tobacco, Juul, and the Addiction of a New Generation by Lauren Etter (published by Crown) and The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves by J.B. MacKinnon (Ecco).

Caleb Silver, SABEW president, contest chair and editor in chief of Investopedia said, “Our contest brought in dozens of excellent business news books by our long-form colleagues in the industry this year, which is a testament to the excellent work being done in and out of newsrooms. Congratulations to the winner, two finalists and the books we recognized earlier on SABEW’s shortlist on demonstrating the power of business news in this critical era.”

This is the second year of the Best in Business Book Awards, which are sponsored by Investopedia.com.

SABEW is the world’s largest and oldest organization of business and financial journalists.

For more information on the contest, contact Tess McLaughlin, tmclaughlin@sabew.org.