The Australian Business Book Awards 2024 – Open for Entries Until 23 August

The Australian Business Book Awards 2024 – Open for Entries Until 23 August

July 9, 2024

Have you written a non-fiction book in the last 12 months? Or are you writing one now?

 

If so, there are a few reasons you might want to know about The Australian Business Book Awards that are now open for entries. FYI: the awards accept traditionally published books and self-published / indie author books.

 

If you’re currently writing

 

If you’re currently writing, you can stay tuned to the awards to see best practice in action. Research the winning books from last year to identify the level of content and writing quality needed to win, plus the production values of the books so you can emulate them.

 

You can also add to your potential supplier list the publishers, editors, cover designers, printers and book coaches involved in the winning books.

 

It’s also just great to think of your own book in terms of HOW to make it an award winner. It comes down to so many things including:

  • original content
  • does it serve its purpose
  • writing style/voice
  • the cover
  • the blurb and author bio
  • interior design
  • the quality of paper and print
  • and more.

 

When writing in the age of Ai, original content – written well for an identifiable audience – and produced professionally – is a MUST.

 

If you launched a book in the last 12 months

 

Having been behind the scenes as a judge for a few years, I rate these awards. There are many awards out there not worth the entry fee or stickers, but the Australian Business Book Awards has a tried and tested model involving plenty of scrutiny and checks. e.g. there are a few different layers to the judging process, plus judges have lots of experience in publishing and are not allowed to vote on books they have been involved with.

 

The awards are also not for profit, with any profit raised being donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

 

Entering and winning awards such as this also gives you independent acknowledgement of the quality of your book, which is wonderful for social media, extra potential media attention and general endorsement of your book.

 

I love the awards too – why? Because I’m absolutely addicted to books and the authors behind them and the ideas within them!

 

As a judge, being able to read so many titles, learn from the authors and see the different ways they package their thoughts is my idea of book bliss.

 

Some of the categories in the book awards include:

  • Entrepreneurship and small business
  • Leadership
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Personal development
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • General business
  • Communication and sales
  • Management and HR
  • Technology

 

Key Dates

Entries open: 8 July 2024
Entries close: 23 August 2024
Online event announcing the category winners and the Australian Business Book of the Year: 19 November 2024

 

More Information

If you’d like more information on the Australian Business Book Awards you can find out more here. Good luck with your entry!