On September 14th, Prem Rawat’s latest book, Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World, was published by Harper One. The book debuted on the New York Times Best Seller List – quite an extraordinary feat. Indeed, out of 100,000 hardcover print books published each year, fewer than 500 (.5%) make the list.
Simply put, getting published on the New York Times Best Seller List is regarded as the gold standard in the publishing world. Its benefits are many. Not only does it provide great exposure for the publisher, but it calls massive attention to the author, especially new authors.
The criteria used by the New York Times to select books for their list is a trade secret – one that is not a fixed algorithm, but includes a range of subjective factors. That being said, it is well-known that books that make it to the NYT list need to have been published by a traditional publisher and have sold at least 5,000 copies in its first week – sales from a wide variety of bookstores and online outlets.
The most important question is “Why is this book such a compelling and timely read?” After more than 55 years of Prem Rawat’s commitment to sharing a message that personal peace is a human birthright, he decided it was time to write this book. Reflecting on the book, Juan Fellipe Herrera, USA Poet Laureate Emeritus writes “There are songs in this book, the melodies of possible joy and the harmonies of a life of true peace—if we ‘hear’ ourselves. Let us take this book, hold it up with knowledge renewed and joy blazing out from our heart. Let us sing for the first time.”
The appearance of Hear Yourself on the New York Times Best Seller list is great news and quite an acknowledgement of the compelling content and writing style of Prem’s new book. But it is just the beginning. As more news emerges about the ongoing success of Hear Yourself, PremRawat.com will continue providing updates.
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A SAMPLING OF TESTIMONIALS
“Prem Rawat’s insights into life provide many of the answers I have sought for decades. This book inspires and elevates the reader with wisdom and a practical approach to finding peace within, rather than seeking it in this crazy world.” — Michael Bolton, Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter
“An amazing read! Hear Yourself invites readers on a journey from where you may be now to the common core we all share as human beings, and to the love of life itself.”
— Tim Gallwey, author and founder of The Inner Game
“To this day, Prem’s wisdom remains a guiding light in my life. His words are a soothing balm to those yearning for true contentment. A gem of a book!” — Susan Stiffelman, MFT, author of Parenting Without Power Struggles
“Hear Yourself invites us to take a journey from the outside world we live in everyday to the world of peace within us. I highly recommend this inspiring book to anyone ready to take that journey.” — Bill McCarthy, Founder and President of The Unity Foundation
“For anyone who has ever asked the question: who am I, why am I here? This book is for you. If you have never asked those question, this book is for you.” — Michael Nouri, American screen and stage actor