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 Axiom Business Book Awards 2016 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" was the silver medal winner of the Axiom Business Book Awards in the Personal Finance/ Retirement Planning/ Investing category. 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

 New York City Big Book Awards 2017

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won the NYC Big Book Awards in three categories. The book won the Best Non-Fiction Book Cover Design category and won first place /gold in the How-To and Reference category for 2017. 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

 Clemens Medal Book Award 2017

Gustavo J. Gomez, author of the award-winning finance book Private Money Lending” has just been selected as a recipient of the Clemens Medal for outstanding literary quality and design. Gomez, the author of two award-winning books, had this to say about the recent recognition:

“Receiving this prestigious award is a wonderful validation of the research that I put into the writing and editing of Private Money Lending. There are only two non-fiction books that have received this honor since the Clemens Medal was first established, and I am honored to be the author of one of them.”

 

Private Money Lending is the only university research-based book in the market addressing this important investment topic. In fact, the seriousness and quality of the undertaken research have been validated by the multiple awards the book has garnered to date, which now includes the prestigious Clemens Medal. Gomez has developed a reputation as an author to bring books to the market that are deeply researched with actionable information that can be readily used.

 Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Chanticleer International Book Awards

Instructional and Insightful Nonfiction 2017

                    

We are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 Instruction and Insight Book Awards for Non-Fiction Books at the fifth annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Chanticleer Book Awards Ceremony. This year’s ceremony and banquet were held on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Hotel Bellwether by beautiful Bellingham Bay, Washington.

We are happy to announce that "Private Money Lending: Learn How To Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won first place in the Business & Finance category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

North American Book Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that Gustavo's books, Private Money Lending and Hair Loss, are winners in the 2017 North American Book Awards. Private Money Lending won two Bronze Medals in the Business Entrepreneurship and Business Finance categories, and Hair Loss won a Bronze Medal in the Health and Wellness category. 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Independent Press Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that Gustavo's book, Private Money Lending, was the winner of the Independent Press Awards for 2017 in the Finance category. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall presentation and excellence.  The 2017 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD competition included international submissions from countries such as Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

International Book Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that Gustavo's book, Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" was the winner of the International Book Awards for 2017 in the Business: Personal Finance/Investing category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

National Indie Ecellence Awards 2017

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won a Finalist award at the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) in the Business Entrepreneurship & Small Business categories for 2017.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Finalists page 1-40

Next-Generation Indie Book Awards 2017

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won a Finalist award at the Next-Generation Indie Book Awards for 2017 in the How-to non-fiction category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Finalists. Scroll down to Category winners and finalists, and Click on the How-to/Home/Garden (Non-fiction). category to see finalists.

Best Book Awards 2017

We are pleased to announce that Gustavo's books, Private Money Lending and Hair Loss, won awards at the 2017 Best Book Awards, sponsored by American Book Fest. Private Money Lending won two Finalist awards in the Personal Finance/Investing (page 19) and Business Reference (20) categories. Hair Loss won a Finalist award in the General Health category (42).

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of winners and finalists. Scroll down to the categories mentioned above.

Chanticleer International Book Awards 
Instructional & Insightful Nonfiction 2018 
Semi-Finalist 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" was selected as a Semi-Finalist in the prestigious Chanticleer International Book Awards.

All Semi-Finalists in attendance at the authors' conference and awards ceremony and banquet were recognized for their achievements on April 27, 2019. It is a high honor to have been selected as a semi-finalist for this prestigious award.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

IAN Book of the Year Awards for 2018

We are pleased to announce that Gustavo's books, Private Money Lending and Hair Loss, are winners in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards. When the judging was completed, Private Money Lending was selected as a Finalist in the Business/Money/Economics and General Non-Fiction categories. Hair Loss was chosen as a Finalist in the General Non-Fiction category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners and Finalists. Scroll down and look for the won categories.

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gustavo J. Gomez, Ph.D., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gomez celebrates many years of experience in his professional network and has been noted for his achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

 

Click the links below to read the complete press release and  to visit the Who's Who Lifetime Achievement website page:

 

 

Readers Views Reviewers Choice Awards 2018

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" won an Honorable Mention at the Readers Views Reviewers Choice Awards in the Health category for 2018. 

 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

IndieReader Discovery Awards 2018

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options For Restoration & Reversal" was named the winner of the IndieReader Discovery Awards (IRDA) in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category for 2018.

 

The announcement was made at the Javits Convention Center on June 2nd, 2018, in New York City during the Book Expo America (BEA) convention by Robin Cutler, Director of Imgram Spark.

 IRDA  All About the Book Author Interview July 29, 2018, by IR           Staff.

 Click on the link below for the author interview:

​ https://indiereader.com/2018/07/gustavo-gomez/

 

Readers' Favorite International Book Awards 2018

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" won a Finalist award at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in the Health/Medicine category for 2018.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won a Silver Medal Award at the Readers' Favorite International Book Awards in the education category for 2019.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Book Excellence Awards 2019 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream"  won a Finalist award at the Book Excellence Awards for 2019 in the Finance category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Next-Generation Indie Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal"  has won a Finalist Award in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) in the Education/Academic Nonfiction category.

The official announcement will take place at the awards ceremony at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, on Friday, June 21st, 2019.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of winners and

finalists. Scroll down to the education/academic (non-fiction) category.

eLit Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal"  has won the Gold MEDAL at the ninth annual eLit Book Award for 2019 in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category.

The eLit Book Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.

The eLit Awards celebrate the ever-growing market of electronic publishing in a wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Literary Titan Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's books "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" and "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" have both won the Literary Titan Book Gold Award. Your books deserve extraordinary praise, and we are proud to acknowledge your hard work, dedication, and writing talent.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

TopShelf Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" has won a Finalist Award in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards in the Academic/Education category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners, and go to page 23.

TopShelf Book Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" won first place in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards in the Academic/Education category. Additionally, the book also won a Finalist award in the General Non-fiction category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners, and go to page 13 for the winning category and page 23 for the Finalist category.

Next-Generation Indie Book Awards 2020

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's new 2nd Edition of "Private Money Lending has won a Finalist Award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) for 2020 in the Finance/Investment category.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the official in-person awards ceremony will occur virtually online on Friday, June 26th, at 8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM MST.

Click the awards seal for the list of winners and finalists. Scroll down to the Finance/Investment category.

Manhattan Book Awards 2020

MindStir Media is proud to announce on behalf of the Manhattan Book Group the winners and finalists of the 2020 Manhattan Book Awards competition. Your book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" has been chosen as a winner in the Medical category for this year's contest.

 

The Manhattan Book Awards is an annual national book awards competition by New York City-based book publisher Manhattan Book Group. The award strives to honor and showcase the best books that the world of publishing has to offer.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Additionally, MindStir Media is also proud to announce that your book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" was chosen as a Finalist in the Education/Reference category.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

International Latino Book Awards 2020

The Empowering Latino Futures organization is proud to announce the 2020 Finalists for the International Latino Book Awards. Your book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream 2nd Edition " has been selected as a finalist in the Best Business Book category. At the Virtual Awards Ceremony on September 12th, Gustavo's book won second place in this prestigious book awards competition. Again, congratulations on this fantastic achievement.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners. On the opening page, click to access the document, then scroll down to page 6, and look for the Best Business Book Awards.

TopShelf Book Awards 2020

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal"  won two Finalist Awards in the 2020 TopShelf Book Awards competition in the Nonfiction General and Health categories.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of winners and finalists. Scroll to page 45, column 5.

Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards 2020 
Harvey Chute Awards

Congratulations to the 2020 Harvey Chute Book Awards Finalists.

 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream" was selected as a finalist in the 2020 Harvey Chute Book Awards for Business and Finance Non-Fiction.

All FINALISTS were announced at the VCAC 21 - April 21-24, 2021. The Harvey Chute Book Awards 2020 First Place and Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the hybrid CIBA Ceremony that will take place on Saturday, June 5th, 2021, at the Hotel Bellwether.  

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of finalists.

Bookauthority's Best Hair Loss Books
of All Times Awards for 2021

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal" made it to Bookauthority's list of the Best Hair Loss Books of All Times Awards.

About BookAuthority

Bookauthority curates the books recommended by the world's most successful CEOs, business leaders, and domain experts, such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, and David Allen. Only the very best books are featured on BookAuthority. To keep BookAuthority's site objective and unbiased, ratings are calculated purely based on data. BookAuthority uses a proprietary technology to identify and rate the best nonfiction books, using dozens of different signals, including public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiment, popularity, and sales history. BookAuthority does not accept requests to feature books, nor does BookAuthority conduct business with publishers or authors. BookAuthority has been featured on CNN, Forbes, and Inc. The preceding information in this section is based on content from Bookauthority.org.

 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL to access the complete list of Winners.

Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards 2021 
Harvey Chute Awards

Congratulations to the 2021 Harvey Chute Book Awards Finalists.

 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream 2nd Edition" was selected as a finalist in the 2021 Harvey Chute Book Awards for Business and Finance Non-Fiction.

All FINALISTS were announced and recognized at the Chanticleer International Book Awards (CIBAs) Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Washington, sponsored by the 2022 Chanticleer Authors Conference

 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of finalists.

IPPY Book Awards 2022

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream 2nd Edition" was selected as a Bronze Medal winner in the 2022 IPPY Book Awards in the financial investment category.

Since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) competition has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. With the tagline, "Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing," the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world.

 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners, and go to section 56. Finance/Investments/Economics

eLit Book Awards 2022

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "Private Money Lending: Learn How to Consistently Generate a Passive Income Stream 2nd Edition" has won a Gold and a Bronze medal for the 12th annual eLit Book Award for 2022 in the reference and finance categories, respectively.

The eLit Book Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever-growing market of electronic publishing in a wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)
President's Book Awards 2022

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book " Private Money Lending 2nd Edition" has been selected to receive a silver medal as one of the Finalists in the FAPA President's Book Awards for 2022.

This year, FAPACon 2022 will be held on July 29-30 at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida.

 

Each year, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners, and go to the How-to-Self-help category.

Pencraft Seasonal Book Award Winter Competition 2023

We are proud to announce that your book HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition has been selected as a winner of the 2023 PenCraft Seasonal Book Award Winter Competition. The Pencraft Book Awards recognizes books of remarkable literary quality, artistic excellence, and popularity with readers. 

 

HAIR LOSS exemplified these criteria as a winner in the Non-Fiction Health/Medical genre. We hope receiving this award will contribute to your ongoing writing success.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Reader Views Literary Awards 2022-2023

We are proud to announce that Gustavo's book HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition won the Gold Award in the 2022-2023 Reader Views Literary Awards. The category winners were announced on March 6, 2023.

 

According to the sponsors, everyone who entered the program should be proud of being a participant, as you have accomplished something most people do not. You not only wrote and published a book—you also endured the critical examination of three lines of judges!

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards  2022 
Instruction & Insight  Awards

The I & I Book Awards recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in Instruction and Insight (I & I) non-fiction that are self-help, how-to, guides, or explanatory.

 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition won a Finalist award at the Chanticleer International Book Awards in the I & I Nonfiction division for 2022.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards 2022

We are proud to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition " has been selected as a Finalist in the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards for 2022 in the Reference category.

 

According to Foreword Indies, their goal for the INDIES Book of the Year Awards Finalists is that it gives them a chance to recognize great projects from small presses, which mirrors their mission of discovering outstanding books. This year’s Finalists represent the top offerings in each genre, including from debut author-publishers to established university and independent presses

The winners in each category—along with the Editor’s Choice Prize Winners  (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) and Foreword’s Independent Publisher of the Year—will be announced on June 15, 2023.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Bookauthority Best New Hair Loss Books 2023

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" made it to Bookauthority's Best New Hair Loss Books to Read in 2023.

About BookAuthority

Bookauthority curates the books recommended by the world's most successful CEOs, business leaders, and domain experts, such as Elon Musk, Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, and David Allen. Only the very best books are featured on Bookauthority. To keep BookAuthority's site objective and unbiased, ratings are calculated purely based on data. Bookauthority uses a proprietary technology to identify and rate the best nonfiction books, using dozens of different signals, including public mentions, recommendations, ratings, sentiment, popularity, and sales history. Bookauthority does not accept requests to feature books, nor does Bookauthority conduct business with publishers or authors. Bookauthority is used by millions of book lovers from all around the world and has been featured on CNNForbes, and Inc.  The preceding information in this section is based on content from Bookauthority.org.

 

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Next-Generation Indie Book Awards 2023

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition has won a Finalist Award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) for 2023 in the HEALTH/WELLNESS non-fiction category.

All 2023 Winners and Finalists are invited to the awards reception at The Newberry Library in Chicago, IL, on Friday, June 23rd, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm Central Time.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)President's Book Awards 2023

Each year, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) sponsors the FAPA President's Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production for authors and publishers.

 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" was selected as a Finalist to receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal at the FAPA President's Book Awards for 2023.

 

We are happy to report that on Saturday, August 5th, 2023, during the 2023 President's Award ceremony, HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition was awarded the Gold Medal Winner in the Health category.

This year, the FAPACon 2023 Conference was held at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida, on August 4-5, 2023.

Click the link on the gold AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners. Click the book for the award press release.

National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2023

It is our great pleasure to inform you that you are a Winner in the 17th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards.  Your book embodies the standards of excellence that this award was created to celebrate.  We salute your talents, and our jurors truly respect each of the final works that are honored this year. 

 

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" won two Gold Medals at the 17th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) in the Medicine and Reference categories for 2023.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners. Scroll down to search for the categories Medical and Reference.

Living Now Book Awards 2023

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book "HAIR LOSS: Options for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" won a Bronze Medal at the Living Now Book Awards in the Health/Wellness category for 2023.

 

The Living Now Book Awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives, from cooking and fitness to relationships and mature living. The Living Now Book Awards are designed to recognize the year's best lifestyle and world-changing books.

This year's contest, the 16th annual awards, resulted in an exceptionally impressive medalist list, a testament to today's increasing quality of published books.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners, and go to category 18, Health/Wellness.

Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2023
Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards 2023
Best Independent Book Awards (BIBA) 2023
Indies Today Awards 2023
Indies Today Awards 2023

Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Winter 2024

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book " HAIR LOSS: OPTIONS for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" won the Best Book in the Medical category in the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards for Winter 2024. 

NABE honors some of the finest independently published and small-press books in a wide variety of categories.

Click the link on the AWARD SEAL for the complete list of Winners.

Eric Hoffer Book Award 2024

The Eric Hoffer Book Award 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

We are happy to announce that Gustavo's book " HAIR LOSS: OPTIONS for Restoration & Reversal 2nd Edition" won an Honorable Mention in the Reference category for 2024. 

World Record Certification Agency (WRCA) 2024

We are thrilled to inform you that your world record has been officially verified. Congratulations on this remarkable achievement!

 

We are delighted to inform you that the information regarding your world record has been successfully added to our prestigious database under the number,

Most Book Award Competitions Won by a Nonfiction Author" (worldrecordcertification.com) WRC240415N.

 

On behalf of the entire team at the World Record Certification Agency, we extend our warmest congratulations on your remarkable accomplishment.


Participating in the verification process of such an extraordinary world record was truly an honor for our team. Your dedication, talent, and determination have placed you among an exclusive group of outstanding individuals who have achieved greatness in their respective fields.

We want to express our sincere admiration for your exceptional achievement and extend our heartfelt wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors. May this remarkable milestone serve as a stepping stone to even greater accomplishments in the days to come.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always eager to assist you in any way we can.

Once again, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, and best wishes for a bright and prosperous future!

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