September 19, 2016

News & Opinion: Last call! Submissions for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards close September 29

By: Blyth Meier @ 10:08 AM – Filed under: The Company

Our 10th Annual Business Book Awards call for entries is underway, and hundreds of incredible books are streaming in to our office. Please don't wait any longer—the submissions period closes in ten short days, on September 29th at midnight. Submit your book today so we can consider it for one of our eight categories this year:

Leadership & Strategy
Seeing the big picture, making decisions, and inspiring the organization. 

Management & Workplace Culture
Motivating people, guiding processes, and managing projects.

Marketing & Sales
Building audience, creating customers, and driving loyalty.

Innovation & Creativity
Thinking creatively, designing solutions, and fostering entrepreneurship.

Personal Development & Human Behavior
Growing as people, understanding others, and building a career.

Current Events & Public Affairs
Expanding awareness, exploring the world, and building better business communities.

Narrative & Biography
Learning from the stories of individuals, companies, and industries.

Big Ideas & New Perspectives
Imagining the future and exploring possibilities.

As you may have seen here recently, we reconfigured our awards categories this year. If you have any questions about where a particular book fits its in, don't hesitate to reach out to me via email ( or phone (414-220-4456). I'm happy to answer any and all questions about your submission (or anything else..."How's the weather in Milwaukee?" "So great this year, you would not believe it!"). 

Any business book published in the U.S. within the year 2016 is eligible. Submissions to the awards are free. More information, the entry form, and instructions can be found here.
Other key announcement dates for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards for 2016 are:

  • November 1st - Longlist
  • December 6th - Shortlist
  • January 12th - Business Book of the Year and Jack Covert Award revealed at the company’s awards celebration and publishing industry gathering in New York City


About Blyth Meier

Blyth Meier joined us to lead our marketing department in 2015 after doing that work for the Milwaukee Film Festival for the previous five years. While she made good use her filmmaking degree at that job, here she returns to her first love—books. As an undergraduate English major at the University of North Dakota, Blyth’s favorite time of year was the annual Writers Conference, which brought many of her soon-to-be favorite authors to the remote Northern Prairie: Peter Matthiessen, August Wilson, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Natasha Trethewey, and Terry Tempest Williams. Blyth lives in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee, where she gardens, cooks, takes photographs, makes films, and participates in a yearly 24-hour bike race. At 800-CEO-READ, she runs our social media accounts, writes for In the Books, and is the keeper of all our marketing spreadsheets.