Amazon title on Financial Times shortlist

Amazon title on Financial Times shortlist

The Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year shortlist has been announced, with a book about Amazon making the finalists.

Brad Stone's The Everything Store, published in the UK by Bantam Press, is on the list alongside The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers by Neil Irwin (Headline Business Plus); Making It Happen: Fred Goodwin, RBS and the Men Who Blew Up the British Economy by Iain Martin (Simon & Schuster); Big Data: A Revolution that will Transform how we Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier (John Murray); The Billionaire's Apprentice: The Rise of Indian-American Elite and the Fall of the Galleon Hedge Fund by Anita Raghavan (Hachette Book Group) and Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg (W H Allen).

Lionel Barber, the editor of the Financial Times and chair of the judging panel said: "The list this year strikes a good balance between the quality of writing and ability to stir a powerful debate. The books cover topics from leadership to the digital revolution and the financial crisis five years on, and offer important business lessons for the world today."

The winner of the award will take home £30,000, with each of the other shortlisted authors receiving £10,000. The winning title will be announced on 18th November.