About the Awards
The Living Now Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year's very best lifestyle books and their creators. We all seek healthier, more fulfilling, and productive lives, and books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about how to achieve these goals for ourselves and our loved ones.
Launched in August of 2008 by IndependentPublisher.com and Jenkins Group, the Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that can help us improve the quality of our lives, from cooking and entertaining to fitness and travel. Each year, “books for better living” are chosen for their unique ability to enrich readers’ lives and promote global sustainability. The Living Now Awards medalists are an exceptionally impressive list of inspiring books, a testament to the dedication of authors and publishers today.
The awards are open to all books written in English and intended for the North American market. Each year, authors, publishers, and illustrators submit their titles until the entry period is closed around mid-July. After a judging period, gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in each category. The winning books are promoted on IndependentPublisher.com and to national media, and the medalists receive seals and medals to help market their award.