Our 2023 Season is now open!

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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.  You may have a potential Nautilus Award Winner!

On the Categories page, you can view the current list of Book Categories for our Awards season.  There are 35 general categories (several with A and B segments, which are described).  The full list includes eight (8) categories of books for Children, Mid-Grade Teens, and Young Adults. 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.

The specific steps for sending an entry to Nautilus are described on the Entry Guidelines page.


When you send an Entry Form to participate in the Nautilus program, our staff will add your Name and E-address as (free) subscriber to the Nautilus Book Awards mail list.  You will receive periodic updates on the Season's review process, as well as Feature Focus posts with excerpts from several of our recent Award Winners.  There is also the option to click the green button “JOIN” (below) to join the mail-list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Special Podcast about unique aspects of the Nautilus program

One of our senior staff members, Sandora, was recently interviewed by the producers of nuWriters.  That interview is available as a 20-min podcast. Thank you to Annie and Stacy, hosts of nuWriters Podcast for this promotional opportunity!  You can listen to the interview at this LINK.

If you are interested in background of how the Nautilus Book Awards program began, take a look at page: Nautilus Benefits / The Nautilus 20-Year Story.

Thank you to each and every Author or Publisher who chooses to send an entry for our program.  Most of all, thank you for bringing your attention to books that help us co-create our future with our planet, one another, and ourselves.

With warm wishes for the development and promotion of your creative projects,
~ In love of reading,
Melissa(Mel) Granchi LMFT, DMin, Nautilus Director

On behalf of the Nautilus Reviewers Team, Staff, and Consultants

Complete list featuring Award Winners' bookcovers and title/author/publisher information.

2022 Winners' PDF
2022 Special Honors



THE 2022 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNERS were announced in april!  

Whether you are new to the Nautilus program or have been following the Nautilus books for years, you can view the marvelous 2022 Award Winners on our webpages: WINNERS


For general questions please email: office@nautilusbookawards.com.

Please call our office at: 916-743-6556





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Nautilus Mission

Our core mission is to celebrate and honor books that support conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, positive social change & social justice, and spiritual growth.


The Nautilus Awards represent Better Books for a Better World

During the past 23 years, this unique book awards program has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, recognizes, honors, celebrates and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities, and global citizens.

Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus Awards program encourages its winners in getting wider recognition, exhibiting opportunities, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales.

We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, green values & sustainability, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change & social justice, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.


Deepak Chopra, M.D.
Caroline Myss
Barbara Kingsolver
Daniel James Brown
Louise Erdrich
Frances Moore Lappe’
Anna Lappe’
Jeremy Rifkin
Hedrick Smith
Eben Alexander, M.D.
Elizabeth Lesser
Marianne Williamson
Peter Canova

Lenedra Carroll
Gail Straub
Thich Nhat Hanh
Jean Houston, Ph.D.
Eckhart Tolle
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Hazel Henderson
Rhonda Byrne
Robbie Holtz
Riane Eisler
Matthew Fox
Angeles Arrien
Gregg Braden
Christiane Northrup
Joel Osteen
Paul Rogat Loeb, PhD
Mark Reinfeld
Bo Rinaldi

Michael B. Beckwith
Thom Hartmann
Amy Goodman
Masaru Emoto
Joel Fotinos
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
Bob Abernethy
Dave Pelzer
Liz Mitten Ryan
Andrew Harvey
Andrew Weil, M.D.
John Francis, Ph.D.
Katherine Neville
Desmond Tutu
David Korten
Julia Cameron
Carol Scribner

Marilyn Mandala Schlitz, Ph.D.
T.A. Barron
Lynne McTaggart
Marci Shimoff
Lynne Twist
Gary Zukav
David Simon, M.D.
Mariel Hemingway
Judy Collins
Daniel Pinchbeck
Gary E Schwartz, PhD
Holly Clegg
Ariel & Shya Kane
David Pelzer
Naomi Wolf
David Batstone
Susun Weed
and more . . . (see Gratitude webpage)

Entry Guidelines (Summary)

Our 2023 Nautilus Season is open September 21 2022 through February 10, 2023.

Award Winning Books from the next Season will be announced in April 2023.

Your entry is complete when three components are received by the Nautilus office: 1) The necessary number of Books 2) the completed online 2022 Entry Form and 3) the Entry Fee Payment.

Entry packages postmarked from Sept. 21 through Nov. 30, 2022 will benefit from Early Entry Fees.

Entries postmarked Dec. 1 through Feb 10, 2023 need Regular Entry Fees.

See our webpage Entry Guidelines for more detail.