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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 was presented for the first time in November 2005.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Books should be submitted by publishers. To be eligible for the 2006 award, books must have been published for the first time in the English language between October 31, 2005 and November 1, 2006.

HOW DO I ENTER?

An entry form and official rules for the 2006 award will be posted at www.ft.com/bookaward in early 2006.

WHAT WILL THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE BE?

June 30, 2006.

WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

The judges of the 2005 award were:

Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times

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, former 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 of the 2005 award - Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat - received £30,000. Five other shortlisted authors received £5,000 each.

WHEN WILL THE SHORTLIST AND WINNER BE ANNOUNCED?

Judges will consider submissions in summer 2006 and announce a shortlist of up to six titles in early autumn. The winner will be announced and the prize presented at a gala event in New York in the final quarter of 2006.

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. The 2005 poll result can be found here

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 judges will not enter into any correspondence, but queries on procedure can be directed to bookaward@ft.com

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