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19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards Call for Submissions


March 23, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

In Person

242 West 41st Street
New York, NY 10036
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The 19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards is now accepting submissions with a 2014 copyright date in the following categories:

  • Childcare/Parenting

  • Cookbook

  • First Book

  • Green

  • Inspirational Memoir

  • Motivational

  • Psychology

  • Relationships

  • Spiritual

  • Wellness

Publishers, agents and authors are invited to submit entries from July 15 to October 15, 2014

DOWNLOAD AN ENTRY FORM to submit books for consideration.

For complete details on submissions DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY GUIDELINES.

FINALISTS will be posted on in early November.

WINNERS will be announced live during an awards ceremony in New York City on March 23, 2015

CONTACT Lauren Grosz at 212-453-3235 or for questions and general event information.

The 19th Annual Books for a Better Life Awards, honoring the best self-improvement books of 2014, are hosted by the New York City – Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. With the generous support of the publishing industry, this event has raised more than $2.2 million to help create a world free of MS.




Five finalists in each of the 10 categories will be chosen by an esteemed panel of booksellers, magazine, television and, book club  editors, television producers and librarians. Independent panels of expert judges in each category will select a winner for each category. For a listing of all previous finalists and winners, click here.

Become a fan of the Books for a Better Life group on facebook here.

For questions and general event information, contact Lauren Grosz at 212-453-3235 or

Since its inception in 1996, Books for a Better Life has recognized more than 750 self-improvement authors and has now raised more than $2.2 million for the New York City - Southern New York Chapter’s comprehensive support services and educational programs for people living with MS, their friends and families. The Awards recognize self-improvement authors whose messages are aligned with the chapter’s mission of inspiring people to live their best lives.


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