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  The 20th Nautilus Season will be open for Entries
from September 21, 2017 through Feb. 12, 2018.

The eligibility criteria for Nautilus Entries this season are: 
* Print book, in English, with ISBN number
* Publication date in 2016 or 2017

* High-quality writing
* Published version, no "Advance Reader copy"

* Articulate & relevant message for the Category selected
* note: Book that was a prior Nautilus Entry cannot be re-submitted.  

The Nautilus Mission continues in our 20th year –
to recognize, promote, and celebrate books that support
conscious living & green values, high-level wellness,
spiritual growth, and positive social change. 

When your Entry package is postmarked 
  from Sept 21– through October 31, 2017, the
  Early Entry Fees apply (see below).
All Entry Fees will increase by $10 on November 1.

Special Announcement for Authors/Publishers of
Children's books, Middle-Grades, and Young Adult books:

Your entry fee is reduced for the
2017 season, in celebration of Nautilus' 20 years!
Whichever Category for Young Readers your book is written for,
the Entry Fee will be the same as a "2nd Category fee":

 Sept- Oct 2017      $125
    Nov- Dec 2017      $135  
        Jan- Feb 2018       $145

(See below for link to 2017 Entry Form)  

Opening & Closing Dates


(Entry Form, Payment Options)



How Many Copies

How to Send

Shipping Address

Season opens:  September 21, 2017
Season closes:  February 12, 2018  (by postmark date on Book package)
We invite you to submit your most noteworthy books to  the 20th Annual Nautilus Book Awards - a unique awards program that recognizes and celebrates books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & green values, high-level wellness, and positive social change

Gold, Silver and Grand awards are given to books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to the field of their Category, as well as to the worlds of responsible leadership, art, creativity and inspiration.  We accept print books, written in English, from the USA and all other countries.
For this season, the Entries need to have been published during 2016 or 2017.

A Cash Prize of $2,500 may be given to one Grand Award Winner selected from the Gold Winners in all Core Categories. 

Award Winners will be announced in May 2018.

All print books entered in any category of the Nautilus Awards by small presses or that are self-published will be eligible for our Honorary Small Press and Honorary Self-Published awards; these books will be entered by our judges as contenders in the Small Press or the Self-Published category for no additional fee.


 Opening and Closing Dates:

Opening Date:  September 21, 2017 

  * All dates below are by postmark date of postal service or courier service:  
       Sept 21-- Oct 31, 2017 (Tues.)     Early Entry Fee

       Nov 1 – Dec 31, 2017 (Sun.)        Regular Entry Fee  ($10 increase per
                                                                 Category in which the Title is entered)

       Jan. 1 – Feb 12, 2018 (Mon.)       Final Entry Fee ($10 increase per
                                                                 Category in which the Title is entered) 

  Early Entry Fees are now in effect, Sept 21 -- Oct 31, 2017.

         Postmark of package:     Sept/Oct              Nov/Dec             Jan/Feb 2018
                                                   Early Entry        Regular Entry        Final Entry

Book entry in one category   $165               $175                 $185 

+ entry fee for 2nd category    125                 135                   145
 or any Children's /YA book     125                 135                   145 

 See below for three payment options


The 2017-18 Nautilus Book Awards is now accepting entries in 38 subject categories, with 8 of those categories for Children, Teens and Young Adults.
  *   Print book in English
  *   with an ISBN number 
  *    copyrighted or published during 2016 or 2017;
  *    published version need to be submitted (no "Advance Reader copy" book is acceptable as submitted entry). 

We accept Entries from traditional larger publishers, small presses, self-publishers, and self-publisher hybrids.

Each year the Nautilus Book Awards has an honorary category to acknowledge and recognize
  *  Best in Small Press, and
  *  Best Self-Published book.
Our judges consider a Small Press title to be any book that qualifies for entry in the Nautilus Awards and is from a publisher who produces 2 to 10 books annually, and those books are from multiple authors.

All qualified, paid submissions from a Small Press become candidates for these awards.
It cannot be entered otherwise.

Note: An Entry Form must be filled out for each copy of each book and inserted (not taped) inside the front cover.  You will need to make multiple copies of the Entry Form so you can put a copy in each physical book.  The Entry Form can be folded to fit inside a smaller book.
See the "2017 Entry Form" (BELOW) for detailed instructions.

Your registration is not complete until your payment is received, and the Books (with Entry Forms) are postmarked by the due-date for that Entry Fee period. 

 Registration (Entry Form, Payment Options):

        CLICK the link below for the Entry Form – then print the Form,
           fill it out (complete the Form for each Category), and make copies (a copy
           for each physical book mailed). 

Entry form HERE   
1.  CHECK:  Enclose your Check with the books-package and Entry forms. A single check, payable to "Nautilus Book Awards", may be written to cover all categories entered.
          2.  PAYPAL: via PayPal system (by credit card or PayPal account),
                see boxes below with links to Nautilus PayPal account.

          3.  PAYMENTECH direct (Chase Bank): contact Mary Belknap to arrange
           this option:  You will provide credit
           card information by phone.

             Note: If you select option 2 or 3 - you will need to ship your Books and Entry Forms 
            separately from the payment.  

                        PayPal links (below) are now live.
Pay Online: first Category
Pay Online: additional Categories
Early Entry Fee
  Sept 21- Oct 31, 2017
Fee for one category
         $165 per title
 For same title in a second or
 third category - see next box
Author, BookTitle

Early Entry Fee
  Sept 21- Oct 31, 2017
plus Fee for each

>    additional (2nd) category
for the same Title

   $125 per title
 > or Book entered in a Children's /Teens /YA category. 

Author, BookTitle

Note 1: 
You need to pay the Fee for a first Category (left-box above) before a book is eligible for the lower fee of an Additional Category. 
The $125 Early Entry Fee for 2nd Category is a reduced fee for the 2017 cycle, in honor of Nautilus' 20th Anniversary Season! 

Note 2:  The Early Entry Fee of $125 is also for ANY book entered in a Children's, Middle Grades, or Young Adult category. See Categories webpage.
The Entry Fee for all categories will increase by $10 on November 1, when Regular Fees will apply.

Note 3:
  Nautilus accepts PayPal payments online (via your PayPal account or Credit Card –Visa, MasterCard, Discovery and American Express).

  How many copies:

    We need four (4) copies of each Book Title for the initial category that you enter.

    If you enter the SAME title in additional categories, please send three (3) additional books for each
    additional category entered.

    Example: If you enter a title in Parenting – plus you want to enter the same title in Psychology
    – You will need to send 4 + 3 books, for a total of seven (7) books for the two categories.

For a Title entered in three categories, you would send 4 + 3 + 3 = total of ten (10) books.  

The reason we need this number of copies is that our Reviewers live in different cities and, in some i   instances, in different States of U.S.A., so our Office mails the copies to the Reviewers.  One copy   i   is maintained at the Nautilus Office, as reference copy for any questions that arise. 


 How to Send:

Please ship Books with Entry forms enclosed, using a nation-wide shipping service such as U.S. Priority Mail, FedEx, UPS, so you can insure and/or track your package.

Note: We welcome International mail for Book entries from other nations.  Use your national Mail Service, and send the Book package to the PO Box address (see below).

For USA senders – The best shipping option (especially for large
or heavy books) is to use the U.S. Postal Service 

Please arrange to be able to track your package so you will know when it arrives -
  You have the option to purchase a ''Confirmation of Delivery" receipt;
or enclose a SASP (postcard) in the package for written confirmation from Nautilus.

     DO NOT SEND 4TH CLASS BOOK RATE mail, as it can take a week or more to arrive and cannot
     be insured or tracked. exception: If you live in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, Book Rate works fine.



    ADDRESS FOR SHIPPING            

            Nautilus Book Awards  
            Mary Belknap, Director

            P.O. BOX 2285  VASHON WA 98070  USA  
                           * for all packages via US Mail /U.S. Postal Service – and Priority Mail 
                           * and for packages via International Mail services    

             Packages sent via FedEx, UPS, or other courier service ONLY :
                              9427 SW 156th St, Vashon WA 98070 
                                       (reference for courier: 206. 304-2250) 

~~ Better Books for a Better World ~~
YOU may have a Nautilus Award Winner!     
   Thank you very much for your commitment
to co-creating a better world. 

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