Living Now Award Winners Press Page

Living Now Book Award Winners Inform and Inspire Readers of All Ages
(Traverse City, MI – Sept 12, 2013) - Experts tell us it’s a great time to be alive. More people today are living better than ever before, in part because of easy access to information. How can you find the keys to better living? Read more books! 
Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Living Now Book Awards, presented to honor books that improve our lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. The award winners were chosen from newly published books in lifestyle categories from cooking and parenting to wellness and spirituality. In all, 107 gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded in 34 categories, out of 545 total 
Want to start eating healthier? Check out the gold medal-winning FoodTrients™: Age-Defying Recipes for a Sustainable Life, with recipes designed to “make good food loaded with anti-aging ingredients a joy 
to eat.” 
Raising a teenager in these worrisome times? Judith Widener Muir can help. Her gold medal-winning Live Wires: Neuro-Parenting to Ignite Your Teen’s Brain delivers the latest brain research, even proposing that schools should imitate video games.“Make school about mastery and competence, not about the score…students learn more by taking tests over and over until they like their score, rather than  spending more time studying for the test.” 
What about books written for the “older generation?” Do Not Go Quietly, say George & Sedena Cappannelli in their gold medal-winning book with the subtitle, A Guide to Living Consciously and Aging Wisely. They urge boomers and elders not only to “continue to refresh and heal our minds, balance our bodies, and enliven our spirits,” but also to “build better bridges of understanding with young people, bridges that will allow us to be more receptive to their unique gifts, understandings, and contributions and that will invite them to be more open to the fruits of our experience.” 
The Living Now Book Awards honor books that build bridges and help raise our collective consciousness. That’s what great books do -- they help us imagine positive change, and give us the information we need to make good changes happen. As Marnie McDermott writes in the Enlightenment/Spirituality category gold medalist, Beyond Happiness, “Give yourself permission to experience your life as something beautiful…now.” 
Congratulations to all Living Now Book Award winners for their contributions to a better world. See the complete results listing at http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1694
Five years into conducting the Living Now Awards and 12 years into this new millennium, we've awarded Evergreen Book Medals to commemorate world-changing books published since the year 2000. See results at
The Living Now Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan, a book packaging and marketing firm dedicated to promoting books that make the world a better place. 
For more details about the Awards or to interview recipients, please contact: 
Jim Barnes, Managing Editor & Awards Director 
IndependentPublisher.com / Jenkins Group 
Ph: 1.800.644.0133 x1011 
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About the Living Now Awards

The Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives, from cooking and fitness to relationships and mature living. The awards are open to all books written in English and intended for the North American market. The gold, silver and bronze medalists in this year’s Living Now Book Awards offer a list of books representing the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards help demonstrate the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace. The awards are presented by Jenkins Group of Traverse City, Michigan. Jenkins Group has been involved in book packaging, marketing and distribution since 1988, and is dedicated to promoting books that improve readers’ lives, bring families together, and make the world a safer, healthier place.


Congratulations to all medalists in the 2013 Living Now Book Awards!

You may purchase extra seals, certificates, medals, and electronic versions of the medal artwork at the Living Now Awards merchandise page:http://www.jenkinsgroupinc.com/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=47&pg=1

  • Seals are available in rolls of 250 and 1000
  • You may order additional certificates with customized wording.
  • Hi-res versions of the seal artwork are available for reproducing on book covers and promotional materials

Here are some other helpful links:

Amazon.com 2013 Living Now Award Winners Page, with direct links to the books at Amazon.com:


Basic Living Now logo artwork:



Living Now medal artwork – low res for Web use:




Evergreen Book Medal artwork - high res jpg:



Click here for complete 2009 Living Now Awards medalist results.

Click here for the complete 2010 Living Now Awards medalist results.

Click here for the complete 2011 Living Now Awards medalist results.

Click here for the complete 2012 Living Now Awards medalist results.


Living Now Awards blurbs:

“The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help readers help themselves, to learn about enriching their lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. Lifestyle publishing categories such as home, health, family and personal development are the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards help demonstrate the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.”


“Books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about life-improvement goals, and the Living Now Book Award results announcement is a must-read list for helping us achieve those goals.”


“Authors and publishers all over the planet are helping readers sense the need to slow down, see and feel the natural world around them, and to find balance in their lives. The Living Now Book Awards are intended to recognize and promote newly-published lifestyle books that help us keep ourselves, our families, and the Earth healthy – today, and for future generations.”


Books for Better Living!

Candidates for the Living Now Book Awards are books written and designed to help improve and enhance our lives through creative ideas, inspiring advice and time-saving tips. These awards are conducted in the same spirit as Earth Day, which for 40 years has celebrated taking care of Planet Earth. Great books can help us take better care of ourselves, our communities, and the world around us.

Thank you for your support of the Living Now Awards and congratulations on your great work!

Jim Barnes, Awards Director - jimb@bookpublishing.com