The Ninth Annual 800 CEO-READ Business Book Awards long list, announced Wednesday, Nov. 4, include three of McGraw-Hill Professional’s business titles.

Chosen from literally hundreds of business books published this year, the 2015 longlist is designed to winnow down select titles covering eight key categories, before a panel of judges select a single title as their Best Business Book of the Year.

Donya Dickerson, Editorial Director, Business Management and Finance Acquisitions, notes, “We’re thrilled to see that three of our titles were selected this year—it clearly shows how hard the team has worked at finding high-quality authors who are experts in their field.  It’s especially exciting to see that we have been selected in three separate categories—clearly the Professional Group is publishing content that reaches a wide range of business readers.”

The shortlist for Business Book of the Year is Tuesday, December 8.

The books are:

  • WIDGETS: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They’re Real People by Rodd Wagner (Leadership & Management Category)
  • DOES IT WORK? 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing by Shane Atchison and Jason Burby (Marketing category)
  • THREE VALUE CONVERSATIONS: How to Create, Elevate, and Capture Customer Value at Every Stage of the Long-Lead Sale by Erik Peterson, Tim Riesterer, Conrad Smith, and Cheryl Geoffrion (Sales category)

800-CEO-READ has been in the business of business books since 1984. They are experts at celebrating the history of and identifying current trends in business literature, helping authors navigate book sales and the speaking circuit, customizing books for a specific audience or client, and moving physical books around the country and around the world on a specific deadline. 800-CEO-READ offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in a constantly changing and sometimes chaotic industry. They also literally wrote the book on the 100 Best Business Books of All Time.

To see the full list of titles picked by CEO-Read, read the release here: