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Local author and businessman, Kevin Hancock, receives national recognition from the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards!

Casco, Maine — The 10th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse, by Kevin Hancock, in the category of Leadership as a winner in this year’s competition. In addition, the book was named as a finalist in the Spirituality category.

This prestigious national award is open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers.

The National Indie Excellence Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishers and small and independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.

Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation in addition to the writing.’ Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse is an unique iconoclastic memoir that traces one businessman’s journey deep into Indian country, and even deeper into his own soul. In a corporate world hallmarked by the never-ending quest for bigger, better, more, this CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more. In a 24/7 internet- wired world consumed with roles, responsibilities, and external accomplishments, Kevin learns to look inward for meaning and purpose.

“We are proud to announce the winners & finalists whose books truly embody the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you all for your fine work,” said NIEA Award sponsor, Ellen Reid, President & CEO.

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