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WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE AWARD?

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 annual award will be presented for the first time this year.

WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

Lloyd C. Blankfein, president and chief operating officer, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc

John Gapper, chief business commentator and associate editor, Financial Times

Jeffrey Garten, dean, Yale School of Management

Andrew Gowers, editor, Financial Times

Rachel Lomax, deputy governor for monetary policy, Bank of England

N.R. Narayana Murthy, chairman and chief mentor, Infosys Technologies

Sir Martin Sorrell, chief executive, WPP

WHAT IS THE PRIZE?

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

WHEN WILL THE SHORTLIST AND WINNER BE ANNOUNCED?

Judges consider submissions over the summer and announce a shortlist of up to six titles on September 20. The winner will be announced and the prize presented at a gala event in London in November 2005.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Books should be submitted by publishers. To be eligible, books must have been published for the first time in the English language between October 31, 2004 and November 1, 2005.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Download an entry form and official rules here and follow the instructions.

WHAT IS THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE?

Thursday June 30, 2005.

CAN I NOMINATE BUSINESS BOOKS I HAVE ENJOYED?

You can air your opinion about your favourite business book – and see what other people think – here. Once the shortlist is announced, look out for an informal online poll on this site.

Only publishers and bona fide imprints can nominate books for the award. The judges will also be able to invite nominations from publishers and they will decide on the shortlist and eventual winner.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU?

The entry form and rules give full instructions. The judges will not enter into any correspondence, but queries on procedure can be directed to bookaward@ft.com

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