getAbstract International Book Award

These 20 books guide better business decisions

getAbstract, the world’s largest library of compressed knowledge, today announced the nominees for the 19th annual getAbstract International Book Award, presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 16, 2019. The award recognizes two English and two German books that have made outstanding contributions to social debates over the past year. For the first time, getAbstract will partner with the business magazine Capital.

This year, Capital’s editor-in-chief, Horst von Buttlar, will join members of the getAbstract editorial staff on the award’s jury panel. Furthermore, starting in August, the magazine’s website will feature weekly book reviews accompanied by author portraits.

“We believe that sound knowledge is the basis for better decisions. With our shortlist, and later our winners, we want to help readers find such knowledge. We are delighted to have Capital as a strong media partner on our side for the award,” said Patrick Brigger, co-founder and chairman of getAbstract.

“Presenting interesting and relevant books to our readers has always been an integral part of Capital’s format,” said Horst von Buttlar. “I’m delighted that we’re giving business books a bigger stage with this joint award.”

The nominees for the getAbstract International Book Award 2019 are:

Category English

Category German

About getAbstract

getAbstract was founded in 1999 in Lucerne (CH) and is the leading online provider of compressed knowledge. getAbstract combines relevant business books, articles, video talks and economic reports as well as literature classics in a compact format and provides all essential information in easy-to-understand abstracts. The library contains more than 20,000 abstracts in seven languages. In cooperation with over 650 publishing partners, getAbstract offers knowledge from areas such as business, careers, innovation, politics, science, health & well-being and creativity. The company has already sold more than 80 million licenses and supports its users in their personal and professional development. Corporate customers include E.ON, Ferrero and over a third of Fortune 100 companies, including General Motors and Johnson & Johnson. getAbstract has had a distribution company in the U.S. since 2000.

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