Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

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Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:18 am

The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award aims to identify the book that provides the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics.


The winner will receive £30,000. Other shortlisted authors will receive £5,000 each.



Titles must be published for the first time in the English language, or in English translation, between 31st October 2006 and 1st November 2007.
There is no limit to the number of submissions from each Publisher, provided they fit the aim of the award.
Titles from all genres are eligible, but anthologies will not be considered.
There are no restrictions of gender, age or nationality of authors.
Authors who are current employees or contractors of the Financial Times Group or Goldman Sachs Group, or the close relatives of such employees, are not eligible.

Conditions of Entry

Titles must be submitted by a Publisher or bona fide imprint which holds English language rights in the book.
Eight copies of each title submitted must be received at the address below no later than 5pm on 29th June. FT, GS or any of their agents and subcontractors can not accept responsibility for entries lost or delayed in submission. (Proof of submission is not proof of receipt).
If the title is in proof, these should be bound and accompanied by a jacket rough and author biography.
Each title submitted must be accompanied by a fully completed Entry Form. If the title was originally published in another language, Entry Form 2 must also be completed.
The judges may also request other titles not submitted by a Publisher. In that event, the Publisher will be asked to supply eight copies of the title and complete the relevant Entry Form(s).
No title entered by Publishers or called in by the judges can be returned.
The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence can be entered into.
The promoters reserve the right to cancel, postpone or suspend the Award at any time at their absolute discretion.
To the fullest extent that may be excluded by the law, the promoters accept no responsibility for or liability arising from Publishers taking part in the Award.

Conditions of Award
Any eligible book entered for the Award shall not qualify unless its Publisher agrees to:

Provide a further twenty copies of any shortlisted title, for administrative and publicity purposes, and a copy for every guest at the Awards Ceremony (200-300 guests). The books will be returned to the Publisher should the title not be named Winner of the Award.
Invite shortlisted authors to the Awards Ceremony, to cover the authors’ expenses and to guarantee the authors’ attendance at the Awards Ceremony.
In addition, to ensure a senior level representative of the publishing house is able to attend the Awards Ceremony.
Ensure that shortlisted or winning authors undertake a reasonable number of activities to promote the author’s own work and this Award. These might include writing an article for the FT’s Comment pages or website (, or providing a pre-agreed extract from the title for publication in the FT. Such activities would always be by mutual agreement.
Ensure that shortlisted or winning titles prominently display the official FT & Goldman Sachs shortlist/finalist/winner stickers on the book jacket, which will be supplied by the FT.
Obtain from the copyright holder written permission for FT to broadcast and/or record on audio tape or CD an extract from the submitted title, to be used solely for publicity purposes.


The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co
William D Cohan

China Shakes the World Winner
James Kynge

The World is Flat Winner
Thomas Friedman


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