Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The Untethered Soul did what no previous New Harbinger Publications book has done—it hit the New York Times Best-Seller List.
The Untethered Soul is currently #5 on the New York Times’ Paperback Advice list for the week of August 26. Additionally, The Untethered Soul has risen onto the following best-seller lists: Wall Street Journal (#5 in Non-Fiction and #7 in e-book Non-Fiction), and Nielsen BookScan (#1 in Self-Help and #7 in Non-Fiction), among others.
Although The Untethered Soul has been one of New Harbinger’s top selling books since they co-published it with Noetic Books in 2007, its sales have increased exponentially in the past few weeks. National TV interviews have generated sales bumps for many New Harbinger titles in the past, but never has the Bay Area publishing company seen such a result as it has with this book.
Matthew McKay, publisher and cofounder of New Harbinger Publications, says, “In our 40th year, New Harbinger Publications has our first New York Times bestseller. It’s no accident that bestsellers are rare for small to medium size publishers. New Harbinger has always been a house driven by high editorial standards – we still are. As a result, books we deeply care about, that have the capacity to change lives, are now making their way into the hands of so many more readers.”
Sales manager Julie Kahn states, “The Untethered Soul’s appearance on the New York Times best-seller list—five years after its initial publication date—illustrates both the efficacy of our publishing model and the universality of the topics our books explore. We are most grateful to our buyers for supporting and hand-selling this phenomenal book.”
About The Untethered Soul In The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves, and the world around us. By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness, Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization.
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