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Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Living Now Book 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 some of the fastest-growing segments of book publishing today, and the Living Now Book Awards publicize the importance of these books to readers and their vitality in the marketplace.

Below is the 2018 Living Now press release, followed by helpful links and blurbs. 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
Reading Good Books Helps Us Achieve the "Good Life" 
2018 Living Now Book Awards Results Announced

 

(Sept 5, 2018 - Traverse City, MI)  We live in a hectic world that seems to get more complicated every day. If living well truly is the "best revenge," then the wisdom and advice contained in this year's Living Now Award-winning books can help us achieve "a life well-lived."
 
Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Living Now Book Awards, designed to recognize the year’s best world-changing books. For the tenth year, “Books for Better Living” were chosen for their ability to enrich readers’ lives, provide spiritual inspiration, and promote global sustainability.
 
“This year’s medalists cover a full spectrum of topics and styles,” says Awards Director Jim Barnes. “Books truly can change lives, and I believe there is a life-changing book here for everyone.” 109 gold, silver, and bronze medals have been awarded to books in 34 categories, ranging from cooking and coloring books to metaphysics and meditation. 
 
To see the full list of Living Now medalists, visit the results pages here. 
http://www.livingnowawards.com/149/2018-evergreen 
http://www.livingnowawards.com/148/2018-winners 
http://www.livingnowawards.com/151/2018-winnners---part-2 
http://www.livingnowawards.com/152/2018-winners---part-3
 
To borrow another cliché, the Living Now Award-winning books help us "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry." The gold medal-winning, Cooking From Scratch: 120 Recipes for Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Community Markets, includes such festive dishes as Potato and Egg Baskets, Peach and Pickled Onion Salad, and Fresh Fava Bean Hummus. “As we celebrate our sixty-fifth anniversary as a food co-op and look down the road to our one hundredth, our dedication to responsibly sourced, environmentally friendly, wholesome, well-seasoned food won’t change,” says the introduction.
 
In the silver medal-winning, The Wine Region of Rioja, author Ana Fabiano provides the “Drink,” with her lavishly photographed and thoroughly researched study of the renowned red wine region of Spain. “Rioja wine is truly ‘cuisine compatible,'” says Fabiano. “Riojan tradition celebrates the pleasures of life, and what could be more central to this theme than great wines, great food, and great company?”
 
Adding the “Be Merry” element is silver medalist, Posh Celebrations: Whimsical Themed Parties to Celebrate Your Pet, written by Susan Rogers – with help from her furry co-author. “Posh designed this book for the busy person who loves to give parties and loves their pets, but doesn’t want to work like a dog in order to throw a fabulous party!” 
 
From light-hearted books like these, to more serious books about surviving abuse and overcoming addiction, the Living Now Book Award winners are all about helping people live more successful and enjoyable lives. Congratulations to all of the 2018 medalists!
 

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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 2017 Living Now Book Awards!


PURCHASING MERCHANDISE

You may purchase extra seals, certificates, medals, and electronic versions of the medal artwork at the Living Now Awards merchandise page

•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


Other helpful links:

2018 Living Now Awards results page: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2339

2018 Evergreen Medals page: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2340

2018 Living Now Award Bookstore, with direct links to the books' purchase sites. http://www.livingnowawards.com/133/winners

Basic Living Now logo artwork: http://www.independentpublisher.com/LNSepia.jpg

 

Living Now medal artwork – low res for Web use:

Evergreen Medal artwork - low res for Web use:


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

 

 
  


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