Have you written a non-fiction business book that deserves recognition? The Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), the leading association of business journalists, is accepting entries for its fourth annual Best in Business Book Awards until August 16.

The awards will recognize ground-breaking books that explore important modern business, investing and finance issues, companies, individuals or industries published between August 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022.

Contest Guidelines

New to the competition this year is the Management and Leadership category, joining the other categories of: Business Reporting, and Investing & Personal Finance.

  • Books in the “Business Reporting” category, sponsored by Investopedia, must be nonfiction works about companies, business topics, business leaders, markets, economics, or labor. This category focuses on works of long-form narrative, history, biography, or analysis.
  • Books in the “Investing and Personal Finance” category, sponsored by Yahoo! Finance, must be nonfiction works offering insight, analysis, or explanation of ideas, strategies, or trends in personal finance or professional investing. These are typically works of service journalism that are useful either to individual investors and families striving to manage their finances or to professional investors, money managers and investment firms.
  • Books in the “Management and Leadership” category must be nonfiction works about the methods and practice of organizational management and/or corporate leadership. This category includes works that are analytical, instructional, prescriptive, or inspirational. Judges are looking for the quality of the writing and reporting, the originality and persuasiveness of the ideas, and the book’s impact and importance within its particular field.


Entry deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET.