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Literary Titan Book Awards May 2021

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Gold Award Winners

Silver Award Winners

Quick Quirks, A Quick Book by Benjamin Anderson

 

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information.

 

Books That Solve Problems

Tamika M. Murray
Tamika M. Murray Author Interview

From Grunt Work to Light Work provides homeowners with practical guidance they can use to attract home buyers. Why was this an important book for you to write?

It was important to share my story because I’ve gone through the process of buying a home. I knew how exhausting it felt. So when I went through selling my home I knew the things I did to speed up the journey could help someone else. I enjoy assisting others, which is why I’m a social worker. Once I became an author, I decided to write books that solve problems. Selling a house is a huge problem! Wouldn’t you agree?

What is a common misconception you feel homeowners have about selling their home?

Either it’s never going to happen or they expect it to happen overnight. Everyone’s experience will differ. However, my book makes it easy to go through the process and makes it a more enjoyable journey.

What were some key ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

I wanted to be honest. When I was left with my house it was a huge life change. It took time and patience to get it ready for sale. But utilizing the help of others definitely helped make the process easier. Plus, having a clear, realistic idea of what my house was worth made pricing it easy. Being flexible when selling a home is key. If the price needed to be lowered I was willing to do it, but thankfully it never came to that.

When and where will your book be available?

My book will be available on Amazon and Kindle on May 5th.

Author Links: GoodReads | Twitter | Facebook

Turn Words Into Wealth

Turn Words Into Wealth: Blueprint for Your Business, Brand, and Book to Make Money and Make a Difference (Turn Your Words Into Wealth) by [Aurora Winter]

Turn Words Into Wealth is a great book for any reader that wants to start their journey in entrepreneurship or expand the business that they are already running. The author gives actionable tips and pointers on how to be a successful entrepreneur, how to make money and relate with your clients. Every topic in the book is relevant, enlightening and explained in an easy to understand manner.

A great element about Aurora Winter’s writing is how diverse her topics are. The author writes with the intent of helping the reader learn how to make money, but she does not stop there. Aurora Winter goes further and talks about building relationships and paying attention to the people that we interact with. Not every energy that comes your way is good, she writes. Choose your partners carefully and know who you can be vulnerable with as there is vulnerability in business. The topic on building one’s brand was one of my favorites. Aurora uses many examples, including the Oprah story and discusses with the reader how you can build your empire from scratch. A brand is a story, she says. I enjoyed the discussion throughout this chapter as every example and solution the author gave was practical.

Even as an experienced entrepreneur and media trainer, Aurora knows that not everything can work. She writes about finding your spotlight and understanding your purpose. I appreciated how encouraging the tone of the book was. When talking about challenges she and other entrepreneurs have faced, the author makes the reader feel like they are not alone. Her ability to make everyone feel like they belong and they can be successful is fantastic. Aurora Winter knows how to convince one to stand up, dust themselves off and keep going. She is a great storyteller and gives great analogies when explaining a particular topic and provides real life experiences when presenting her theories.. The author is articulate in her explanations and gives real-world answers.

Turn Words Into Wealth has the potential to change you and your business. I recommend the book to all readers that have a millionaire mindset and every hardworking individual that is working to achieve their goals but needs some coaching to guide their upward momentum.

Pages: 228 | ASIN: B08VNMZDBN

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Burnout Proof: How To Establish Boundaries To Avoid The Negativity Of Stress – Book Trailer

Individuals are burning out at alarming rates. People feel constant demand to deliver, so they’re either burning out or they’re leaving their jobs, due to high stress and burnout. With COVID-19, this is becoming more prevalent and amplified, due to all the demands from working from home (WFH).

In Michael Levitt’s Burnout Proof: How To Establish Boundaries To Avoid The Negativity of Stress, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize burnout signs in yourself and in others
  • Understand how you became burned out in the first place
  • Implement burnout prevention techniques that go beyond taking a 2-week vacation
  • Launch immediate steps you can take today, to stop the burnout from growing
  • Establish boundaries in your life, so that you can fend off potential burnout from external factors

Michael Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout media and consulting firm. He is an in-person and Certified Virtual Speaker, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, bestselling author, and hosts the Breakfast Leadership Show, a top 200 podcast on iTunes. Michael’s A Top 20 Global Thought Leader on HR & Culture. and a former Healthcare executive, overseeing $ 2 Billion budgets.

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The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets: Cold Calling is NOT a Numbers Game!

The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets: Cold Calling is NOT a Numbers Game! by [David Walter]

David Walter will make you a great salesperson, help you strategize, and get every reader to think about setting up an empire just by cold calling. The art of cold calling is known by many, but not every entrepreneur knows how to go about it. Cold calling is described as the technique in which a salesperson contacts their target market, even before the target market express interest in the products and services they are offering. Cold-calling takes bravery. One has to be bold in this form of telemarketing. The author’s writing will give one confidence to take the next step in their entrepreneurial journey. By the end of the book, the reader gets to understand why cold calling works and why it is one of the best marketing strategies that one can choose.

David Walter is an experienced salesman, and in his book he also talks about his life, his disappointments, successes and lessons learned through his journey. One of the best things about book is that the solutions given are practical. The author talks about a problem, and offers a solution right after explaining the problem. His way of thinking is ingenious and one can tell that through the experience he has, David Walter is a great marketing and financial adviser. This book will help you invest in the right places. Every topic the author touches on, whether it is starting from scratch, coming up with an idea, looking for money or clients, feels vetted and approachable. The author knows how to convince even non-business minded people to try entrepreneurship. Another great element about David Walter’s writing is how raw and honest he is. The author will tell you if an idea is not workable and will even share personal experiences that show where he took the wrong steps and how he corrected that.

The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets is a book for any individual that has a millionaire mindset. By sharing actionable business tips, the author helps readers grow and gain knowledge in different entrepreneurial fronts. Cold calling as the main topic was one of my favorite. The author offers long term solutions for problems that many business minded people struggle with. The major lesson in the book is to start no matter the situation.

With minimal jargon and straight talk, David Walter knows how to get the reader’s attention. The Million Dollar Rebuttal and Stratospheric Lead Generation Secrets will provide you with sales techniques that will ensure you’re successful, not by volume, but by an expertly crafted plan and skillset.

Pages: 150 | ASIN: B07B6FNC4Q

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Ten Keys to Effective Leadership

Ten Keys to Effective Leadership: A Guidebook for Women of Faith by [Marilyn Donnellan, David Condon, Wayne Elsey, Andy Gilliam, Linda Lysakowski, Margaux Pagán, Donna Poppendieck, Michael Sand, Joel Zimmerman]

Ten Keys to Effective Leadership: A Guidebook for Women of Faith will help readers understand the fundamentals and essentials to effective leadership. Marilyn L. Donnellan MS expounds qualities of a great leader in a straightforward but illuminating manner. To be in charge of a group of people; whether big or small, means that they trust you and believe in your views. To be a leader means that you have to take every challenge as it comes and be strong for your people, something not many people are built to do. Marilyn L. Donnellan MS’s notes on effective leadership will help you understand that being the head of anything requires skills, dedication, patience, a forgiving heart and kindness among other virtues.

Marilyn L. Donnellan MS explains why female leadership is important in society. The author compares women in power in the 60s to women in power today. I enjoyed reading her thoughts on feminism as it gives one an understanding of why female empowerment has been a crucial process throughout the years. Reading the author’s opinion on women in leadership and why they deserve more spaces was eye opening.

This book is most beneficial to women of faith that are looking for way to increase their leadership skills and encourages more women to get into power and challenge men that have been raised in misogynistic settings. What I liked most was that the book goes beyond leadership and educates readers on how to become better people, live righteously, and improve your relationship with God to become a better Christian. Marilyn L. Donnellan MS goes on to explains how these traits go hand in hand and improves your leadership abilities.

The book explores the different myths of female leadership that have been passed on through the years and challenges her readers to seek the truth by providing facts. Though she bases her teachings on religion and the bible, the author also considers non-religious folks and readers from different backgrounds. She uses a modest and friendly language which encourages one to keep reading.

The title of the book had me assume we would only learn about leadership, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the book teaches readers so much more. Leadership and having faith are the main discussions but the author also teaches the reader on how to live with people, correcting mistakes and being a wholesome person.

Ten Keys to Effective Leadership: A Guidebook for Women of Faith is an enlightening and inspirational book that will encourage women, and men, to lead and provide them with the tools be successful when they do.

Pages: 205 | ASIN: B07SQ3ZPBF

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Hourglass Socioeconomics: Principles & Fundamentals

Blaine Stewart wrote an insightful book about socioeconomics; principles and the fundamentals of economics. The author aims to get to the average person and thus uses modest language that many can understand. I like Blaine Stewart’s style of writing as he is direct. Each topic comes with something that is helpful to readers. Hourglass socioeconomics: Principles & Fundamentals is a great financial guide for people that are not in finance but want to get in the sector and help better the economy. The topics in the book are carefully selected, well researched and properly arranged. The author examines different financial systems, taxes, and various theories that define the socioeconomic status of different communities. Reading this book was an amazing experience as one is schooled on the basics, nitty-gritties of economic systems.

One gets to learn a lot about running and managing financial systems whether for a corporations or for individual parties. The whole book has gems of knowledge that any tax-paying adult would want to learn about. There are several topics that I found useful in the book. The topics were special to me because they gave me tips on how to run a business, planning, executing the plan, offer financial advice and how to cooperate with government entities when necessary.

This book also includes illustrations like graphs and formulas to further expound on points. Blaine Stewart uses facts based on statistics and real happenings too. He tries to engage the reader on several topics by asking questions mid discussion, telling a historical detail, or adding a fun fact. It does not matter if you are in government or the private sector, Blaine Stewart has everyone covered. This book also teaches one the importance of networking and forming connections. The author writes about different groups that achieved their goals by teaming up and thinking outside the box.

Hourglass Socioeconomics: Principles & Fundamentals is enlightening and informative. Blaine Stewart put in extra effort to ensure that his readers get to understand every concept in the book. One of the elements that made reading this book easy is how brief the discussions were. The author ensured that he captured all the important points with just a few words. Hourglass Socioeconomics: Principles & Fundamentals articulates the intricacies of socioeconomics in an easy to understand manner that is deeply intriguing.

Pages: 110 | ASIN: B08R7W22LC

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The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business by [Dr. Srikanth Gaddam]

There are many ways a business venture can go wrong. Starting a business of your own requires much more than an idea and a dream to make it happen. Without thorough plans and the drive to follow through with each and every step, a business is bound for failure. Setting out to head up a successful business requires an entire set of steps many of us may never realize. From making sure you have a product that is both desirable and marketable to ensuring you have room for your business to grow and thrive, there is a lot to consider.

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business, by Dr. Srikanth Gaddam, is a concise handbook that brings together all the tips and reminders any entrepreneur would need. Gaddam answers every possible question one could have when initializing the steps to start a business. The author has gone to great lengths to address the specifics of planning, maintaining motivation, and examining risks. While all of the ins and and outs of starting a business can seem overwhelming, Gaddam has managed to make the steps readable, easily digestible, and tremendously helpful.

I appreciated the overall tone of Gaddam’s book–it’s a wonderfully positive one. Cover to cover, the author breaks down otherwise difficult concepts into segments readers can easily grasp. In addition, the focus on the entrepreneur and his/her role is a significant one. Gaddam succeeds in building up the budding business owner’s self-esteem and, possibly, stands as his/her first cheerleader.

One of the most important and powerful aspects of Gaddam’s writing is the emphasis placed on aligning one’s vision with others involved in the venture to create a truly successful business. I have seen many small businesses go under due to differences between stakeholders–there were just too many minds moving in too many different directions. Gaddam not only emphasizes the importance of a shared vision, he also provides readers with specific instructions and advice on how to do so.

The Entrepreneurial Guide: The Key Principles of Building and Growing Your Business is a succinct but powerful guide to building a business and realizing dreams. This book will serve as an important resource for anyone researching ways to build a profitable business from the ground up. I highly recommend this read to anyone still sitting on an idea, wondering if they have what it takes to make it.

Pages: 143 | ASIN: B08XTGMLWT

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