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How does a book get to be "Book of the Year"?

The IAPM International Association of Project Managers supports research, development and applications in project management. It also performs the function of processing and communicating project experiences, research knowledge and teachings.
At irregular intervals and at its own initiative, the IAPM International Association of Project Managers awards the “Book of the Year“ title to books that it believes to be excellent reading material. 

A "Book of the Year" has to satisfy the following criteria:

  • It has to cover a project management topic. It can be an experience report, a biography, a textbook or a teaching book for schools or universities. Scientific papers, dissertations and doctoral theses are not eligible.
  • The book has to be innovative and forward looking either in terms of content or in terms of its design.
  • The book has to be published in German and English.
  • The book has to have a valid ISBN number.
  • The book must be available to order for readers, either directly from the author, from bookshops or from an online retailer.

The author must satisfy the following criteria:

  • He or she must have more than five years of experience in project management.
  • He or she must guarantee the correctness of the personal details provided and the subject-related information provided in the book.
  • The book must have been published within the three years prior to application for the award or inspection by the IAPM. Books published more than three years ago are not eligible.


Would you like to propose your book or another author’s book for the "Book of the Year" award?

Here’s how to do it:
Send your book and your personal details (name, telephone number, address and e-mail details) with a brief summary of the reasons why you believe the book should be "Book of the Year" to:

IAPM - International Association of Project Managers
PO Box 2012
9497 Triesenberg - Principality of Liechtenstein
Please note that we do not return the submitted books and will only notify you if you are nominated. 

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