Nautilus Award Winner

May 9, 2016

CONTACT: Mary Tsalis

Nautilus Award Winner

[Santa Cruz, CA]—Sandstone Publishing is pleased to announce that the book Power Shift: From Fossil Energy to Dynamic Solar Power by Santa Cruz author Robert Arthur Stayton has won the Silver Medal in the international Nautilus Book Awards program.

Each year, Nautilus Book Awards shines a light on a select group of books that represent “Better Books for a Better World”. Teams of highly qualified, experienced reviewers whose successful careers as editors, writers, librarians, schoolteachers and bookstore owners use a three-tier system to select winning books in 33 categories. Power Shift received the award in the Ecology & Environment category. Here is the complete list of Nautilus winners:

Nautilus Director Mary Belknap PhD. says “You have published a book that carries a powerful message and we are grateful for the opportunity to help promote and celebrate your book by making it visible as a Nautilus Award Winner. We hold the intention with you that your book will find much success with this significant recognition.”

Power Shift will be showcased at the annual Book Expo America in a special section of New Titles Showcase, under the “Nautilus Winners” banner. The Book Expo runs May 11 through 13 in Chicago.

Power Shift tells the story of how humanity is transitioning from fossil fuel energy to clean solar power, and what that means for everyone’s future. Bill McKibben says “Solar is surging all of a sudden, and if you read this comprehensive book you’ll understand why!”

“Sandstone Publishing is pleased that Power Shift is getting the recognition it deserves. Its hopeful message is inspiring readers across the political spectrum to take action to move off of fossil fuels and onto permanent solar power.”

The Nautilus Award follows on the heels of an INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist designation from Foreword Reviews and the Gold Medal from the Global eBook Awards. In addition, Power Shift has received a RECOMMENDED badge from the US Review of Books, and a Five Star rating from Readers’ Favorite.

Santa Cruz author Robert Arthur Stayton holds a Masters Degree in Physics and a Graduate Certificate of Science Communication from the University of California Santa Cruz. He has taught courses on energy, physics, and solar energy at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College.

About us: Sandstone Publishing publishes Power Shift in paperback, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and iBook forms. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books, Apple iTunes Store, and select bookstores.

Sandstone Publishing
PO Box 2911
Santa Cruz CA 95063

About Nautilus Book Awards: Now in its 18th year, this unique book award program has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, honors, awards and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, communities, and global citizens. Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, the Nautilus Award assists its winners in getting wider recognition, marketing and exhibiting opportunities, media coverage, industry exposure and enhanced prospects for sales. We look for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults. Nautilus is based in Vashon, Washington.