Axiom Business Book Awards 2016 Entry Guidelines

Who May Enter

Authors and publishers throughout North America and overseas publishers who publish English-language business books intended for the American market may enter. E-books may be entered in all categories to be judged alongside print books.


Books that are published with a 2014- 2016 copyright or that were released between June 1, 2014 and December 31, 2015 are eligible. Publishers are to select the category or categories in which the book(s) should be judged.

Submission for more than one category is acceptable. Submit TWO copies of the title per category. For example, when you enter a title into two categories, please send us four books. All books entered become the physical property of Jenkins Group Inc. and will eventually be donated to local libraries and charities.

Entry Fees

Early-bird entry #1 – June 10–August 22, 2015 - $75 per title, per category
Early-bird entry #2 – August 23– October 24, 2015 - $85 per title, per category
Regular entry – October 25, 2015– December 12, 2015- $95 per title, per category

Please include completed entry form and check/credit card info or online registration receipt in the same package as the books. When entering a title into more than one category, please send two copies of the book for each category entered.

Entry Process

Use the online entry form below, or include a completed entry form and check/money order in the same package as the books. The final step in the online entry process is printing out an entry info coupon to send along with books and mailing labels to facilitate shipping.

When entering with an e-book only, fill out forms as usual but send your e-book as an attachment to us via email, in any commonly used format, to with “Axiom E-Book Entry” in the subject line.

Judging Process

Judging will be based on content, originality, design, and production quality, with emphasis on innovation and creativity. Our judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, bookselling, and library science. Three to five medalists per category will be named on about February 10, 2016.


All entries must be postmarked by December 12, 2015. We will confirm your entry via e-mail.

Awards and Recognition

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded in each category. Winners also receive personalized certificates and foil award stickers.

Axiom Book Awards Entry Form

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Click here to download our guidelines and entry form as a PDF document (112 KB)

Contact Information

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Book Information

You may enter up to five titles on this form.
You may also enter up to five categories per title.
A fee will be charged for each category entered.
Enter the category numbers in the boxes provided.
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Award Categories

  1. Business Theory
  2. Business Commentary
  3. Economics
  4. Career (job search, career advancement)
  5. Sales (sales skills, negotiating, closing)
  6. Leadership
  7. Networking (social media, communication skills, etc.)
  8. Business Ethics
  9. Operations Management / Lean / Continuous Improvement
  10. Human Resources / Employee Training
  11. Entrepreneurship / Small Business
  12. Philanthropy / Nonprofit / Sustainability
  13. International Business / Globalization
  14. Personal Finance / Retirement Planning / Investing
  15. Business Technology
  16. Women / Minorities in Business
  17. Success / Motivation / Coaching
  18. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Event Planning
  19. Corporate History / Milestone
  20. Business Reference (legal, how-to)
  21. Memoir / Biography
  22. Business Fable
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