Welcome to Nautilus Book Awards
For those of you who are new to Nautilus, we extend a heartfelt welcome and hope that you enjoy exploring this website. And perhaps, you may have a potential Nautilus Award Winner! Our 2017 Season closed for Entries on February 10, 2018.
Special Note: The full list of 2017 Award Winners has been posted on this website as of Monday, April 30, 2018! We sent email notification to all Award Winners during weeks of April 16 and April 23. If you received an individual email Winner Announcement during this two-week period, you are welcome to share that news with friends and family. The news of your Award-Winning book is now "public information" as of April 30. Congratulations!
Future Season: Our next Nautilus Season will launch on September 21, 2018 (Friday), with entries welcomed until early Feb. 2019. Books that were published during either 2018 or 2017 are eligible to be entered. If you wish to receive monthly bulletins about the new season, we invite you to join the Nautilus Mailing List (see JOIN box below).
On the Categories page (see left navigation-bar), you can view the full list of Book Categories for our recent 2017 season. There are 35 general categories (several with A and B segments, which are described); and these include eight (8) categories of books for Children and Youth. The younger readers are our special joy — we sincerely hope that those of you who write for any readers between ages 2 through 18 will consider sending an Entry in our next season!
You can see the full list (pdf) of our prior year 2016 Award Winners on the Exciting News page. And you can view the Bookcovers and Author/Title of all the winners (grouped in their Category or genre) on the pages titled 2017 Grand/Gold Winners, 2017 Silver Winners, and “2016 Winners > 2016 Gold/Grand Winners, and 2016 Silver Winners.”
The specific steps for sending an entry to Nautilus are described on the Guidelines for Entering page.
We generally send monthly updates to all persons on our mail list, with information about the review process and selection of Award Winners. You can join the Nautilus Book Awards Mail List by clicking the green button “JOIN” (below).
If you are interested in background of how the Nautilus Book Awards program began, please take a look at The Nautilus 20-Year Story page.
Thank you to each and every Author &/or Publisher who chooses to send an entry for this special program. We applaud your creative projects to birth informative, innovative, and inspiring books into the world. Each entry we receive is held in respect and gratitude, as our Reviewers and Judges make the difficult decisions to select some outstanding Books from among a large wave of excellent books in each category.
Thank you each and all for contributing Better Books for a Better World.
With all best wishes for the future promotion of your books!
~ In love of reading and learning, Mary Belknap, PhD, Nautilus Director
On behalf of the Nautilus reviewers, judges, staff, volunteers, and office cat Talise.
Our core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change, and spiritual growth.
The Nautilus Awards represents Better Books for a Better World
Now in its 20th year, this unique book award program has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities, and global citizens.
Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus Awards program supports its winners in getting wider recognition, exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.
We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.
PAST NAUTILUS WINNING AUTHORS
Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Daniel James Brown
Frances Moore Lappe’
Eben Alexander, M.D.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Paul Rogat Loeb, Ph.D.
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Liz Mitten Ryan
Andrew Weil, M.D.
John Francis, Ph.D.
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
David Simon, M.D.
Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Ariel & Shya Kane
and more . . .
Guidelines for entering
The 20th Nautilus Season will be open for Postmarked Entries from Sept. 21, 2017 through Feb. 10, 2018. Award Winning Books from the 2017 Season will be announced in May 2018!
Entry packages postmarked from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, 2017 benefit from Early Entry Fees. Entries postmarked Nov. 1-Dec. 30. will have Regular Entry Fees.