Now Accepting Entries to the 2024 Porchlight Business Book Awards!

This year, the call for entries for the Book Awards will be open from March to October. Send us your nominations!

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About the Awards

We believe that books can help create more humane, diverse, modern, and effective businesses, stronger communities, and a better world. The Porchlight Business Book Awards exist to recognize the best books published every year, and all the people who helped bring them to life. While the books we choose don't always fit neatly in the business genre, they are the ones we believe are the most important and impactful for businesses.


Any book originally published in 2024 and available in the United States is eligible. Books must be submitted by the publisher, agent, or author of the book.

Judging Criteria

All books are judged on the quality of the writing, the originality and applicability of their ideas, and their ability to help us understand and navigate the world around us.


Books must be entered in one of the following eight categories: 

  • Leadership & Strategy
  • Management & Workplace Culture
  • Marketing & Communications/Sales & Influence
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Personal Development & Human Behavior
  • Current Events & Public Affairs
  • Narrative & Biography
  • Big Ideas & New Perspectives


Call for entries will close October 2nd.

Porchlight Book Company's 2023 Publishing Industry Appreciation Party

“The overall vibrancy and resiliency of the publishing industry,” said Porchlight’s Managing Director Sally Haldorson, “depends on us coming together to connect, converse, and even in this ever-changing digital age, keeps books and the book industry human.”

It was a delight to return to New York for the first time in four years to celebrate in person with our friends and colleagues across the book world! We’re still buzzing with excitement and looking forward to another year of working together to share great ideas with our communities.

Recap video shot by Caleb Peavy, edited by Gabriella Cisneros.

Photos by Kat Schleicher Photography.

How can we help?

Dylan Schleicher, our Marketing & Editorial Director, is happy to answer your questions. 

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