The Non-Obvious Trends series of books have curated and explored some of the most powerful trends shaping our culture since 2011. The series was honored by many of the top non-fiction and business-related book awards + editorial programs in the world.
The Montaigne Medal from the Eric Hoffer Awards
Finalist: The 2021 Montaigne Medal
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the Montaigne Medal to the most thought-provoking books that either illuminate, progress, or redirect thought. The Montaigne Medal is given in honor of the great French philosopher Michel de Montaigne, who influenced people such as William Shakespeare, René Descartes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Eric Hoffer.
Stevie® Award from American Business Awards
Winner: Stevie® Award for the Best Business Book of the Year
The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. Created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide, they have become one of the world’s most coveted prizes. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes, and virtually every industry, were submitted in 2020 for consideration. This award was for the 2020 Non-Obvious Megatrends edition.
The Axiom Business Book Award
Axiom Gold Medal: Business Theory
After winning the Silver Medal for the Non-Obvious 2017 edition, it was a huge honor to win the Gold in 2020 for Non-Obvious Megatrends. The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators. The awards were created in 2007 and have since become the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today’s publishing world. These prestigious and competitive awards are presented in 22 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works. This award was on the 2020 Non-Obvious Megatrends edition.
The Reader’s Favorite Book Award
Five Star Selection + Honorable Mention: Reader’s Favorite Book Award
Entries to The Reader’s Favorite award program are judged and reviewed by actual readers. Each year they receive thousands of book entries and announce winners across categories. In 2021, Non-Obvious Megatrends was selected for an Honorable Mention and earned a Five Star Review from reviewers in the category of Non-Fiction: Business/Finance.
The Media Ecology Association Book Award
Finalist: The Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology
According to Media Ecology Association (MEA) founder Lance Strate, Media Ecology is the study of media environments, the idea that technology and techniques, modes of information, and codes of communication play a leading role in human affairs. Every year the MEA awards one book in the field with the Marshall McLuhan Award. In 2021, the Megatrends edition of Non-Obvious was a finalist for the award.
Soundview Best Business Book
Best Business Book Award – Soundview
Founded in 1978, Soundview pioneered the concept of distilling the key points and ideas of full-length business books into easy-to-read 8-page text and 20-minute audio summaries. Every year, Soundview selects only the best business books to include in their service. Soundview’s subscribers worldwide include CEOs, government leaders, entrepreneurs, business consultants, academics, and students. This award was for the 2020 Non-Obvious Megatrends edition.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner: INDIE Book Award Gold Medal (Business)
Non-Obvious was the Gold Medal Winner for the Best Business Book of the Year in 2018 and was honored to be selected again for the Non-Obvious Megatrends edition. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. The program was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 categories.
Official Summaries.Com Book Selection
Official Selection: Summaries.com Book Summary
The Summaries.com editorial team selects a small handful of books to summarize for their corporate and institutional audience every year. These summaries are available only to subscribers, but an overview of the summary and editorial comments can be viewed here.
The Independent Press Award
Winner: Independent Press Award – Business: General Category
The Independent Press Award applies a number of criteria in judging a book, and some are more subjective than others in their interpretation. The judges draw upon relationships with literally thousands of contacts with a vast knowledge of the marketplace and the diversity and breadth of publishing to give a framework for the decision-making process. They make every effort to bring fairness and high standards to every book judged. This award was for the 2020 Non-Obvious Megatrends edition.
The American Marketing Association’s Leonard L. Berry Book Prize
Finalist: Leonard L. Berry-AMA Book Prize
Sponsored by the American Marketing Association, The Berry-AMA Book Prize for the Best Book in Marketing recognizes books published in the prior three years whose innovative ideas have significantly impacted marketing and related fields. Created by distinguished author and professor Leonard L. Berry and his wife Nancy F. Berry, the prize was awarded for the first time in Fall 2002. Books are selected by a panel of judges who are all leaders and experts in marketing with careers as marketing academics, consultants, and practitioners. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Eric Hoffer Book Award
Winner: Eric Hoffer Business Book Of The Year
The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer award has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses. Awards are given each year for books published over the past two calendar years. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
Gary’s Book Club at the Consumer Electronics Show
Official Selection: Gary’s Book Club @ CES
Every year, Gary’s Book Club selects notable books to be featured at the world’s largest tradeshow. Authors who have been previously chosen for this club include Deepak Chopra, John Grisham, and many others. Honorees are interviewed at the Consumer Technology Association Stage, followed by a book signing. This award was for the 2017 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)
Silver Medal: Independent Publisher Book Awards – Best Business/Career/Sales Book
The Independent Publisher Book Awards honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world. The “IPPY” Awards have been operating since 1996, annually recognizing the year’s best independently published books from more than 5,500 submissions. IPPY judging is based on the quality of the content, originality, design, and production, with an emphasis on innovation and social relevance. The judging panel includes experts from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, bookselling and library. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Axiom Business Book Award
Axiom Silver Medal: Business Theory
The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators. The awards were created in 2007 and have since become the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today’s publishing world. These prestigious and competitive awards are presented in 22 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works. This award was for the 2017 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The National Indie Excellence Award
Winner: National Indie Excellence Award – Best Business Book
The National Indie Excellence® Book Awards contest has evaluated and promoted thousands of books since 2007. The program features hundreds of categories. Books are designated for the top honor only if they excel in all areas.
The International Book Award
Finalist: International Book Awards – Best General Business Book
Sponsored by the American Book Fest, the International Book Awards receives over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers worldwide. The awards program has been running for ten years and accepts nominations from mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House, Simon and Schuster, and Disney Hyperion, as well as from smaller independent publishers like Ideapress. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner: 2018 INDIE Book Award Gold Medal (Business)
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. The program was established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in over 70 different categories. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Non-Fiction Book Award
Gold Medal: Non-Fiction Book Award
Sponsored by the Nonfiction Authors Association, The Nonfiction Book Awards were created to honor excellence in nonfiction books. Entries for this award are not judged against competing titles but are reviewed by the judges based on a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the writing and production of the book (editing, design, and other details). A book can receive a bronze, silver, or gold award based on the final evaluation score. Not all books that are submitted will receive a Nonfiction Book Award. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
The Pinnacle Book Achievement Award
Pinnacle Book Achievement – Best Business Book Award
Sponsored by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) for the past 32 years, this award honors books published by all types of publishing houses. Books are evaluated based on book content, quality, writing style, presentation, and cover design. This award was for the 2018 Edition of Non-Obvious.
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