Phildelphia, PA, January 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Less than 24 hours after a first press release announced the latest book by best-selling author Andrea Cagan, “Peace Is Possible, the Life and Message of Prem Rawat” has become the #9 best seller on Amazon.com.
For J. Levin, CEO of Mighty River Press: “At noon today, Philadelphia time, the book surged to #9, behind Barack Omaba’s ‘Audacity of Hope.’ The sales rankings are updated every hour, and we expect the book to keep climbing. This amazing surge in interest from the public before the book was even reviewed is very rare in the publishing world. Andrea Cagan, already an author of three #1 New York Times best sellers, has surpassed herself. One has to concede that her book deals with a fascinating topic—peace—and a fascinating man—Prem Rawat, known also as Maharaji.
“This overnight success shows that a nonfiction book by a small publisher with limited means can make it to the top 10 overnight, without much promotion and publicity. This is encouraging for small publishers, but most of all, this is encouraging for people with an interest in peace and in good biographies. The story of Prem Rawat is absolutely fascinating and makes for fabulous reading.”
Peace Is Possible is the first full and complete story of Prem Rawat. It documents his extraordinary life, from growing up with a father who was a revered master, to the day he first addressed audiences at age three, to being discovered by hippies at his home by the Himalayan foothills when he was a child, to his dramatic arrival in the West at thirteen, to today. When Prem Rawat was six years old, his father and beloved teacher showed him a special gift, a practical means to discover a world of peace within him. When he was eight, his father passed away, and he accepted the responsibility of spreading the message of peace. He attended school during the week and addressed audiences in the tens of thousands on weekends. He has spent the last forty years inspiring millions of people from all walks of life and offering this same gift to all who are interested. Controversy has not eluded him: he was only eight when the Indian media wrote that he was a sixty-year-old posing as a child. Few journalists have gone beyond stereotypes and taken the time to get a real sense of what he offers. While his message is translated into more than seventy languages, it remains a little-known secret, spread mostly through word of mouth. This book, for the first time, lifts the veil on him, his life, and his important message of peace, which is so appropriate for the times we live in.
Mighty River Press publishes high-quality contemporary books about self-discovery, with an emphasis on biographies of leading voices for peace and on inspiring books that help people discover their true nature.
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