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AWARDS
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It'a an honor to have been selected as a finalist in the the category of Inspiration! The Midwest Independent Publishers Association exists today as a vibrant professional association that serves the publishing communities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin and is one of the longest running literary recognition programs in the country. Judges for the prestigious literary program are booksellers, university staff and librarians who are subject matter experts and collectively hail from each of MiPA’s twelve states. See all winners HERE -->

It's a privilege to have received the Bronze Medal in the category of Psychology from The Global Book Awards. They have appraised The Seven Gifts not only by it's content and writing style, but also by the way it has been presented:  its creative book cover design, its captivating book description,  strong ratings on important bookstores like Amazon, or even the number of reviews it has collected from its readers. 

Out of hundreds of applicants, The Seven gifts was chosen. Visit the list of award winners HERE-->

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The International Book Awards has honored excellence in independent & mainstream publishing for more than 14 years.Located in the heart of Los Angeles, The International Book Awards have the unique advantage of gaining access to both the publishing and entertainment industries like no other book award program currently operating, and winners have included big names in the industry like Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, Vanessa Williams, Pope Francis, Anne Geddes, Clive Barker and more. It is a privilege to be among these wonderful authors. 

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Five Stars in all six categories: Appearance, Plot, Development, Formatting, Marketability and Overall Opinion from Tammy Ruggles of "Readers' Favorite." 

She says,

"The Seven Gifts...is a lightbulb moment for those seeking to understand the many facets of human behavior. Not just in the world of work, but in other areas of life, including family, peers, community, etc.... You will be impressed and inspired by Whitacre, obviously gifted with writing and teaching, as he relays his points with well-written anecdotes...This author gets inside the psyche of interpersonal communication, with motivation as the cornerstone, and offers this super guide for those dealign with the public or for the layperson seeking to improve relationships...

 

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It is an honor to be recognized as a 

Distinguished Favorite in the 2021 NYC

Big Book Awards. NYC Big Book Award received book submissions worldwide, including great submissions from journalists, well-established authors, small and large press as well as first time indie authors who participated in high numbers.  Entries were from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. Cities such as Bangalore, Edmonton, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Seattle, Singapore, Vancouver, were representative among the entries.

See the full winners list HERE -->  

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The Eric Hoffer Book Award for the Small and Independent Press 

honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Hoffer has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic, and independent presses.

After a rigorous first round of judging, less than 10% of the nominees become category finalists. It is a privilege to have been selected as a finalist .

All the ​love, patience and work that goes into an audio book is so worth it, especially when it is recognized as a Distinguished Favorite by the Independent Press.

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REVIEWS
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The life of an entrepreneur often means not having much free time, but when I do have a chance to pick up a book, it’s always something that I can directly apply to my business. The Seven Gifts isn’t about business but more so about the people we all interact with in our day-to-day life. As a business owner, I spend most of my time communicating and working with customers and employees, so David’s insights into how people function and think is invaluable for anyone who has to deal with people. The Seven Gifts, in my opinion, should be mandatory reading for anyone in business, especially those in a management position, especially those in Human Resources. David provides a foundation to understand people’s differences and ways to improve personal and professional relationships through the lens of The Seven Gifts.

CHARLES NAVARRO 

Owner, LN Engineering

Whitacre’s writing is like a series of pictures pinned to a clothesline. The wind wafts each one in turn, highlighting each gently, then moves on to the next story. I love his insight into the repetitiveness of human behavior. I knew this was within people, but couldn’t formulate it like his book has.

 

STEVEN NICOL, MD

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