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

She says,

"The Seven 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.

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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.


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.



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