S&S signs new book from The Secret author | theBookseller.com

Simon & Schuster UK will publish the new book from the author of bestselling self-help book The Secret next month after buying rights from its parent company. The Power by Rhonda Byrne will be published on 17th August as a £14.99 hardback. S&S UK bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster US, for an undisclosed sum.

Judith Curr, executive vice-president and publisher of Atria Books, said: “We are deeply honoured to publish Rhonda’s new book. The Power is the book Rhonda was inspired to write after answering thousands of letters from readers of The Secret, and reaching extraordinary new levels of insight.

“The knowledge contained in The Power can and will change lives instantly. And the profound revelations are amplified by the book’s breathtaking illustrations – the book’s beauty is truly astounding.”

Simon & Schuster described the book as being a guide for people to have everything they want. It said: “In The Power, [Byrne] shows how perfect health, incredible relationships, a career you love, a life filled with happiness and the money you need to be, do and have everything you want, all come from The Power.”

According to figures from Nielsen Bookscan, The Secret has sold 460,444 copies since it was first published in 2006. According to S&S, the book has sold 1.5m copies across the UK and Commonwealth, excluding Australia.

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