2022 Porchlight Business Book Awards call for entries is now open!

September 02, 2022


Porchlight Book Company invites submissions for the company’s 16th annual Business Book Awards, which celebrate the best books in the business genre and all those in the industry who guide them to life.

Any book published in the U.S. within the year 2022 is eligible to submit, and submissions to the awards are free. 

As always, we stand behind our mission to “Keep Books Human.” Every year we look forward to awards season not only to read the plethora of amazing submissions, but to connect even more with authors, publishers, publicists, sales representatives, and readers. These texts enrich our lives professionally as well as personally. The business book genre continues to expand its focus and bring in new perspectives, a trend we applaud and aim to emulate in our own coverage and choices. We look forward to seeing 2022 reflected across eight genres, in hundreds of various perspectives. We are interested in not only the financial aspects of business, but the personal and political, psychological and societal, in how people care for one another and the Earth, and in how businesses can serve their customers and communities in a just and sustainable way. 

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

Books published in the U.S. in the year 2022 are eligible for submission within the following categories: 

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 businesses and communities. 

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

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

All submissions to the awards are free. For more information, the entry form, and to peek at past awards, they can be found here. 

Announcement dates for the 2022 Porchlight Business Book Awards 

October 3: Call for entries closes 

November 17: Longlist announcement 

December 15: Shortlist announcement 

January 12, 2023: Business Book of the Year announcement 


Click here to submit to the 2022 Business Book Awards! 

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